Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.
Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.
Forty one years ago, on March 15, 1977 (“The Ides of March”), the collapse of the Green Island Bridge made the national news. At about 2:25 pm that day, New York Telephone Company employees Bill McLaughlin and Larry Marinucci, Green Island native Rob Bouchey and a few others heard loud noises and realizing that the bridge was collapsing, sprung into action. They quickly stopped traffic from going on the bridge and were credited with saving many lives. They were honored by local officials afterward for their actions. Soon afterward, one span fell off and collapsed into the Hudson River. Five hours later, at around 7pm, the 85 foot west tower collapsed into the river as well. The collapse was blamed on old age and high waters from Spring runoff and 2.7 inches of rain the weekend prior. It was amazing that nobody was hurt as the bridge carried over 22,000 vehicles per day at that time. The collapse affected life in the Village for several years as we were isolated from downtown Troy. The present bridge was opened on September 12, 1981 and it cost $23,000,000 to build. Click on link to see rare video of the bridge taken shortly after the collapse: https://youtu.be/9gXd6qb_LwY
*Information was compiled from media reports
National Grid will be making additional improvements to the natural gas system on the following streets in Green Island:
Swan Street from George St to John St;
John St from Swan St to Arch St;
Arch St from James St to West St;
they will also be making service connections only on West Street from Swan St to Arch St and Arch St from West St to end.
Construction is expected to begin on Monday March 12, 2018 (as weather permits) and continue until approximately May 20, 2018. This may result in detours, street closures and parking restrictions. The Village will make every effort to keep residents informed by way of emergency alerts, website posts and Facebook.
Once the construction work is complete, National Grid restoration contractors will follow and make any necessary repairs, including concrete, asphalt or new topsoil and seeding.
Thank you for your patience as they upgrade our natural gas system and make it much more efficient and safe.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call National Grid directly at 1-800-642-4272.
We are NOT declaring a snow emergency however DPW will continue to work clearing the streets and pushing back where they can over the next few days. Please move your vehicle to a cleared spot when possible so all streets can be plowed. Again, they have cleared the Ford lot on Tibbits Avenue if you want to park your car there. Please do not throw snow back in the road when shoveling your sidewalks. Parking is tight in most areas so please be considerate of your neighbors as well. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.
We are not declaring a snow emergency at this time but are monitoring the accumulation closely. DPW is working hard to keep the streets clear of snow and pushing back where they can. Please move your vehicle to a cleared spot when possible so all streets can be plowed. They are also in the process of clearing the Ford lot on Tibbits Avenue if you want to park your car there. Please do not throw snow back in the road when shoveling your sidewalks. Parking is tight in most areas so please be considerate of your neighbors as well. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.
Our DPW crew is working very hard to clear our streets of snow but their success depends on your cooperation. Please move your vehicle to a cleared spot when you see it so all streets can be cleared. You can also utilize the Ford parking lot. DPW will be pushing back snow all week so please cooperate and help us avoid having to declare a snow emergency and save taxpayer dollars. Parking is tight in most areas so please be considerate of your neighbors as well. And remember when shoveling your sidewalks, throwing snow back in the road is not allowed. Thank you in advance.
Due to the impending weather, regular recycleables pickup for Wednesday has been cancelled. DPW crews will be out earlier than usual for trash pickup so please have your barrels to the curb this evening. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Due to a water main break, water is off on James Street from Swan Street to Arch Street. Repair crews are on site but it may be a few hours before service is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.
The Water Dept is currently working on a water main break in the area of Bleeker & Hudson Avenue. Water will be shut off at 11am on Hudson Avenue, from Arch Street to Tibbits Avenue. Hudson Avenue is closed from Arch Street to Tibbits Avenue.
All Green Island residents may experience low water pressure and/or a slight discoloration due to the break. Please try to conserve water if possible. We will provide updates when they are available. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Town of Green Island will be accepting tax payments for the 2018 Property Tax Bill on Friday December 29th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This is the first and only day in 2017 that the Town Office can legally accept payments for the 2018 County Property Taxes, although those mailed and postmarked before December 31st may be eligible as well.
Because tax bills will not have been received via the mail yet, we ask that you access your tax bill online at http://www.egov.basny.com/greenisland/ and print beforehand or call ahead at 518-273-0661 to obtain the exact amount of the bill. You will need property data in order to do so.
The 2018-2019 Village and School Tax Bill payments cannot be accepted in 2017, as their respective budgets are not be formulated until later in 2018.
General Tax Information:
Green Island Town/County tax information must be obtained through the Town of Green Island at (518) 273-0661 or online at http://www.egov.basny.com/greenisland/.
Payment may be made at the Town of Green Island, 69 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183, during regular business hours. Money order or checks payable to the Town of Green Island are accepted. Cash is discouraged, but accepted.
If you are mailing your payment, please send it to the Town of Green Island, P.O. Box 1517, Green Island, NY, 12183.
UPDATED … George Street has been reopened
George Street at Center Court is currently blocked by a tractor trailer and it may be a while before George Street is reopened. All traffic traveling north to south on George Street will need to enter from the 787 23rd Street exit. Anyone looking to travel south to north on George Street should use Hudson Avenue. Thank you for your cooperation.