Introduction to New City, New York
New City, New York, in Rockland county, is 14 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 28 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding New York metro area, New City is home to some 34,038 residents.
New City History
New City is a census-designated place and a hamlet and a part of the Town of Clarkstown, which was founded in 1791. This area was originally home to the Algonquian-speaking Indians including the Lenni Lenape and the Munsees. The first European settlers who came to this area were the Dutch. In 1683, the initial 12 counties of New York were established. Rockland was initially a part of Orange County. It established its own separate identity in 1798.
New City and nearby Attractions
- Rockland Lake State Park
- Deforest Lake
- Dellwood County Club
- Dutch Garden
- Law Enforcement Museum
Things To Do In New City
New City is home to significant historical sites. The Cropsey Farm, which was built from native red sandstone in 1769, is one of the oldest barns in existence in Rockland County. The Dutch Garden, which was designed as a memorial to the county’s earliest settlers, has latticed walls and walks made from Haverstraw brick. The town also offers opportunities for the enjoyment of recreational activities at its several parks, golf clubs and the waterfront.
New City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
New City Higher Education
Rockland Community College, Mercy College, Ramapo College and Pace University provide facilities for higher education.