Introduction Rye Brook, New York
Rye Brook History
In 1640, colonists purchased land in this area from Native Americans. A number of settlers from Greenwich, Connecticut arrived and established residences here. In 1660, these settlers negotiated a treaty with Mohican chief Shenarockwell and acquired more land along Long Island Sound. The community was named Rye after the English town in Sussex County. Gradually, four separate municipalities were formed within this town. Rye Brook was officially incorporated as a village on July 7, 1982. Jeffrey Marx, 1986 Pulitzer Prize Winner, is a resident of this village.
Rye Brook and nearby Attractions
- American Folk Art Museum
- Bruce Museum
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
- Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- New York Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Rye Brook
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center showcases exhibits depicting American and Native American culture and history. It also includes a farm, nature trails and a planetarium. The Neuberger Museum of Art houses a collection of 20th-century American art, including the works of Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. The home of Theodore Roosevelt, now known as the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, is located near Rye Brook. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Kingsland Point County Park, the New York Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the George Washington Bridge are all accessible from Rye Brook as well.
Rye Brook Transportation
John F. Kennedy International is the closest major airport.
Rye Brook Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College and SUNY Westchester Community College.