Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

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.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.


Snow Emergency is Over

The snow emergency originally declared on Sunday is now over and parking restrictions have been lifted. Contractors and DPW crews will still be out cleaning up corners and sidewalks. Please be patient and cautious around them, they are just doing their job to make things easier for you. Thank you all who cooperated with our snow emergency operation and a special thank you goes out to our Village and GIPA employees for a job well done for the second time in a week.

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Garbage Pickup Changes Highlighted

Please make special note that garbage normally picked up on Tuesday will now be pick up on Thursday instead. This is as a result of Village wide snow removal being held on Tuesday.

Wednesday pickup will remain as scheduled.

We ask that residents please shovel a path from your sidewalk to the road so that DPW employees can get to your garbage receptacles safely. Those left without a cleared path to the truck may not be picked up.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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A snow emergency has been declared for Tuesday, February 14, 2017, starting at 8am. During a snow emergency, streets are generally plowed in the following order.  However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency conditions, which might arise.

Clinton Street
Tibbits Avenue                             
George Street                                   
Hudson Avenue                           
Arch Street
Bleecker Street 
Center Street
Paine Street 
James Street 
High Street
West Street
John Street 
Mohawk Street
Swan Street  
Lafayette Street              
Lafayette Park          
Lower Paine Street     
Hamilton Street    
Market Street
Albany Avenue
Lower End Side Streets -Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga, Pine and Whitehall
Lower Hudson Avenue

All vehicles which are not moved for snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed.  The fine is $50.00, the fee for towing is $75.00 and there will be a storage fee of $5.00 per day after the first 24 hours.  All fines and fees must be paid at the Village Office-Parking Violations Bureau during normal office hours or the Green Island Police Department after hours before the vehicle is released.  There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move a vehicle from the street.

Residents who work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets should make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to move their car for snow plowing operations.

The Department of Public Works does an excellent job of keeping our streets open for travel and emergencies until the storm ends and the regular snow plowing operation can be carried out.  Some people who have had their cars towed during the past storms have complained that they have moved their car to streets they thought had been plowed and find out that they have not been completely plowed.  In order to avoid this problem, PLEASE CHECK WITH A POLICE OFFICER, OR SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF THE SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS, BEFORE YOU PARK YOUR CAR ON ANY STREET YOU THINK HAS BEEN PLOWED.

The Police Department travels the streets to announce the time that snowplowing operations will begin.  If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle.

In addition,  Tuesday garbage pickup has been postponed and will now picked up on Thursday. Wednesday pickup will remain on normal schedule. Please shovel a path from the sidewalk to the street so that DPW employees are able to access your barrels. Failure to do so will result in the barrel not being emptied until such time as it can be accessed.

You can also register for the emergency alert notification system by filling out the form on the home page at and returning it to the Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street. Completed forms can also be emailed to Michele Bourgeois at Notifications about snow removals and other important announcements will be sent directly to you by email, text and/or phone.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Mayor of the Village of Green Island has declared a Snow Emergency. All vehicles must be removed from Village streets by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 14, 2017 beginning in the area of Clinton Street, Tibbits Avenue, George Street and Hudson Avenue. The route and other information can be found here at

The Police Department will announce street by street before removing vehicles. Vehicles not moved will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Off street parking for village residents is available at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, Ford Motor Company parking lot, Cannon Street (directly behind the Paine Street Park), 11 Hudson Avenue municipal lot, Cornerstone municipal lot (adjacent to the Green Island Bridge) and the Lafayette Park lot. These parking lots will be available at about 6:00 pm Monday evening and we suggest that residents move their vehicles to these lots at that time. Those needing or wishing to move their vehicles before that will be allowed to park on the east side (Hudson River side) of the Ford Motor Company lot.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 655-7854 or the Village Office at 273-2201 during regular business hours if further information is needed.

In addition, garbage normally picked up on Tuesday will now be picked up on Thursday. Wednesday pickup will remain on normal schedule. Please shoval a path from your sidewalk to the road so that DPW employees will be able to gain access to barrels in an efficient manner.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

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Winter Storm Event Update

As you know, Green Island and the entire Capital Region area is undergoing a major winter storm event right now. Please watch this website for up to date news about the storm including a potential and probable snow emergency declaration, parking restrictions, and possible changes in garbage pickup that will all be posted on this home page. Weather updates are presently posted in the lower right hand corner of our home page. Please be patient as the forecasted timing of the storm’s end, mid-day Monday, may force us to wait until Tuesday for snow removal. Again, it will all be posted here. 

Travel is not advised at this time, roads are very slippery and snow has reduced visibility greatly. If you must travel, use extreme caution and give yourself a lot of time to get to your destination.

As always, if you have any emergency call 9-1-1.

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Snow Emergency is Over

The snow emergency originally declared yesterday is now over and parking restrictions have been lifted. Contractors and DPW crews will still be out cleaning up corners and sidewalks. Please be patient and cautious around them, they are just doing their job to make things easier for you. Thank you all who cooperated with our snow emergency operation and a special thank you goes out to our Village and GIPA employees for a job well done.

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Please Shovel Your Sidewalks Or Risk Getting A Ticket

Just a reminder, please cooperate for the good of our community and residents:

Code of the Village of Green Island:

All inhabitants of said village are required to keep the highways and sidewalks before their respective dwellings and to the extent of their respective occupancies free from all encumbrances of every description and to sweep the same as often as may be deemed necessary to preserve cleanliness and to secure at all seasons of the year a comfortable and commodious passage. It is expressly enjoined upon all inhabitants and occupants of dwellings that they are to remove all snow from off their respective sidewalks within six hours after it has ceased snowing. All persons are strictly prohibited from shoveling any snow from the roof of any building to the sidewalks of the village without removing the same immediately.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.

Thank you.

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Water Break in front of Heatly School to Cause Parking and Traffic Issues at Dismissal Today

Green Island Water Department employees are presently on the scene for an emergency repair of a water break located directly in front of Heatly School, located at 171 Hudson Avenue in Green Island. The repair will result in traffic and parking restrictions in that area, especially during school dismissal time. We ask that parents or those picking up school children be prepared for detours and seek alternative parking away from the front of school. It will be best to park on George or Bleecker Streets near the Paine Street Park or the Ford Motor Company parking lot and walk to the front of school for pick up. Those picking up school children also have permission from McNulty Funeral Home to use their parking lot for temporary parking related to school pickup only. Access from Arch Street and Hudson Avenue to the front of Heatly may not be permissible during the duration of this repair, especially at dismissal time.

At this time, water interruption is not anticipated. If that changes, we will notify the effected users as soon as possible.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you all for your anticipated cooperation through this water repair emergency.

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Sex Offender Registry-Know Who Lives In Your Neighborhood

The Green Island Police Department and the New York State Department of Criminal Justice want residents to know who is living in our neighborhoods. One tool that they have provided, for information purposes only, is the sex offender registry. A link is provided below to sign up and be able to obtain information related to sex offenders living in our area.

NYS Sex Offender Registry Website

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Sewer Repair Work on Arch Street

Due to sewer repair work, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Arch Street – between James Street and High Street – on Thursday, December 8th from 7am-4pm. We appreciate your cooperation.

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