Introduction to Haverstraw, New York
Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 15 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 31 miles N of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area. About 10,117 people live in Haverstraw.
Henry Hudson docked his ship in Haverstraw Bay in 1609. The present day village of Haverstraw was founded in 1666. Prior to adopting its present name, the village was known as Florus Falls and Waynesburgh. It became the Village of Warren in 1854. The village was given its current name on April 14, 1874. The name was chosen because of the abundance of wild oats that grew in the village. Until World War II, Haverstraw was famous for its brickmaking industry. It was also known as the "Brickmaking Capital of the World."
Haverstraw and nearby Attractions
- High Tor State Park
- Haverstraw Brick Museum
- South Mountain
- Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
- Bronx Zoo
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Haverstraw
During your stay in Haverstraw, you can visit the High Tor State Park, Rockland Lake State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park and the Blue Mountain Reservation. The Haverstraw Brick Museum and Peekskill Museum are also worth a visit. The village is close to the Van Cortlandt Manor and Stony Point Battlefield. Apart from these, the village of Haverstraw organizes several events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival, the Columbus Day Festival and the Dominican Republic Day Parade and Festival.
La Guardia International is nearby.
Haverstraw Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rockland Community College, Mercy College- Main Campus and Iona College.