Introduction to Monsey, New York
Monsey, New York, in Rockland county, is 13 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of New York, New York. The town is included in the New York metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,504 people lived in Monsey.
This land was originally occupied by the Munsee band of Delaware Indians, an Algonquian speaking people. The railroad station of Monsey was built by the New York & Erie Railroad in 1841 and named after Lenape Chief Munsee. In 1997, the New York Times reported that the area had over 40 yeshivas and more than 100 synagogues.
Monsey and nearby Attractions
- Monsey Glen County Park
- Harriman State Park
- Campgaw Mountain
- Spook Rock Golf Club
- Old Stone House Museum
- Haverstraw Brick Museum
Things To Do In Monsey
Harriman State Park is the largest park in the area and has amenities for a diverse range of activities, including biking and hiking trails. The Campgaw Mountain offers facilities for skiing. There are also severeal museums and libraries in the neighborhood.
Stewart International is the nearest major airport.
Monsey Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be found at Rockland Community College, Ramapo College, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.