A black bear has been spotted in Nyack. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of but residents are urged to behave responsibly.
Do not approach or harass the bear, bring pet food bowls in the house and do not let your animals out in the yard until the bear has left the neighborhood.
Secure trash cans and grills, if possible. It is completely natural for bears to move through areas and they are unlikely to linger.
As much as we all love Nyack and as lucky we are to live in an area rich with wildlife, the bear is likely seeking a quieter place for the winter.