State funds to rebuild damaged Piermont pier

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Carlucci, left
, Tucker, survey the damage

PIERMONT – The March 2 nor’easter caused significant damage to the Piermont Pier on the Hudson River just below the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge and the old Tappan Zee Bridge.
Piermont Mayor Bruce Tucker estimated the storm caused over $30,000 worth of damage.
State Senator David Carlucci stepped forward with a $40,000 check from Albany to pay for the restoration work.
“It’s the real jewel of the Hudson,” Carlucci said.
People come from far and wide every day and every weekend, particularly in the summer, to come and enjoy this great pier. We had to move quickly to make sure the village and the funding to make the emergency improvements so they would be ready this summer.”
Mayor Tucker first sought FEMA funding, but a state of emergency was not declared in Rockland County so Washington money would not be forthcoming. That is when Carlucci stepped forward.