Palisades, New York

Palisades, New York

Palisades, formerly known as Sneden's Landing and then Rockland, is a hamlet in the Town of Orangetown Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Rockleigh and Alpine, New Jersey; east of Tappan; south of Sparkill and west of the Hudson River.

The hamlet has no mayor, nor any official legislative bodies. It does, however, have its own library, and post office, with the zip code 10964. It is almost entirely residential with the exception of a small industrial area section on the Tappan border. The area commonly referred to as Snedens Landing, is located within the eastern portion of Palisades between US Route 9W and the Hudson River.

The hamlet has a registered historic district known as the Closter Road - Oak Tree Road Historic District. The district comprises the area from the north side of Closter Road and south side of Oak Tree Road approximately 1/2 mile west of US Route 9W in Palisades. (List of Registered Historic Places in Rockland County, New York)

The hamlet's significant institutions include an IBM conference center, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (of Columbia University), and a well-regarded nursing home.

It is the southernmost community in Rockland County.


Historical Markers

* [ Skunk Hollow] - (North of entrance to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) Route 9W.
*Closter Road-Oak Tree Road,
*Washington Spring Road, Woods Road Historic District

Landmarks and places of Interest

*Abner Concklin House,
*Big House,
*Haring-Eberle House,
*Little House
*Sneden's Ferry - The Sneden family operated a ferry at Sneden's' Landing along with Jeremiah Dobbs, who operated from the opposite shore Dobbs Ferry, New York. Begun by Dobbs in 1898. the ferry service was one of the oldest in 'the region and continued until 1944. In 1775. when Martha Washington drove from Mount Vernon to Cambridge, Massachusetts to meet her husband, venerable ferry mistress Molly Sneden (1709-1810) piloted her across the Hudson River.
*Seven Oaks,

Local Organizations and Services

* [ 10964 - The Palisades Newsletter]
* [ Palisades Community Center]
* [ Palisades Library]
* USPS Palisades Post Office [10964]

Emergency Services

* [ Town of Orangetown Police Department]
* [ South Orangetown Ambulance Corps]
* [ Sparkill-Palisades Fire Department - John Paulding Engine Co. # 1]

Major Roadways and Highways

* US Route 9W
* Palisades Interstate Parkway [no exit in Palisades]
* NY Route 340
* Oak Tree Road

Famous People Born in or Resided in Palisades

(past and present)
* Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer, Choreographer, and Actor [ If You're Thinking of Living in: Palisades - New York Times ] ]
* Lorraine Bracco, Actress, The Sopranos [ [ BIG DEAL; For the Olsen Twins at College, It's 4 Penthouses, $7.3 Million - New York Times ] ]
* William Hurt, Actor
* Angelina Jolie, Actress, resided there from 1983-1986
* Bill Murray, Actor and Comedian
* Al Pacino, Actor
* Hayden Panettiere, Actress and Singer, Heroes (TV Show)
* Jansen Panettiere, Actor
* Aidan Quinn, Actor []
* Pinchas Zuckerman, Violist
* Isley Brothers, singers
* Jessica Lange, actress


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