New City, New York

New City, New York
New City, New York
—  CDP  —
New City, New York is located in New York
New City, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°8′44″N 73°59′42″W / 41.14556°N 73.995°W / 41.14556; -73.995Coordinates: 41°8′44″N 73°59′42″W / 41.14556°N 73.995°W / 41.14556; -73.995
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
 – Total 16.3 sq mi (42.2 km2)
 – Land 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2)
 – Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 34,038
 – Density 26,541.5/sq mi (842.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10956
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-50100
GNIS feature ID 0958400

New City is a hamlet (and census-designated place), in the Town of Clarkstown Rockland County, New York, United States, part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The hamlet is a suburb of New York City, located 18 miles north of the city at the closest point, Riverdale, The Bronx. Within Rockland County, it is located north of Bardonia; northeast of Nanuet; east of New Hempstead; south of Garnerville; west, straight across Lake Deforest, of Congers. New City's population was 34,038 at the time of the 2000 census, making it one of the most populous CDP/hamlets in the state of New York.

New City is the county seat of Rockland County[1] and the location of the Clarkstown Police Department, and Sheriff's office and corrections facility. It is also the most populous community in Rockland County. The ZIP Code of New City is 10956.



New City is located at 41°8′44″N 73°59′42″W / 41.14556°N 73.995°W / 41.14556; -73.995 (41.145495, −73.994901).[2]

New City is accessible from major Rockland arteries providing rapid access to Bergen County, New Jersey, as well as Westchester County, New York, Manhattan, and the Bronx in New York City.

New City has experienced rapid development, yielding a wealthy stable tax base. Despite booming development, many of its residential areas have remained tranquil and comprise wooded acres, winding roads, stone walls, trees, lakes, and streams. While undeveloped land for development is scarce, a few small farms still dot the landscape now shared with golf courses, homes, and businesses.

New City has grown to be a generally wealthy suburb of New York City; however, the center of the hamlet is mostly made up of affordable apartment and townhouse complexes rather than wealthy households.


Historical populations [1]

1940 1,000*
1950 1,000*
1960 4,000*
1970 27,300*
1980 35,859
1990 33,673
2000 34,038
* Source document from Rockland County, not Census Bureau. Document [2].

As of the 2000 census, there were 34,038 people, 11,030 households, and 9,496 families residing in the CDP. New City is 15.6 mi² in area. The population density was 842.4/km² (2,181.6/mi²). There were 11,161 housing units at an average density of 715.3/sq mi (276.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.09% White, 4.67% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.99% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.87% of the population. There were 11,030 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

As of a 2007 estimate,[3] the racial makeup for the town was now 78.4% Non-Hispanic White, 4.7% African American or Black, <1% Native American, 9.1% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% other races, and 0.5% multi-racial. Hispanic or Latino of any race was now 7.4% of the population. The median income for a household in the CDP was $117,734 and the median income for a family was $128,200. Males had a median income of $62,234 versus $43,028 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,519. About 2.2% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line in 2007.[4]

Most likely due to the building of the Tappan Zee Bridge, New City has been one of the fastest growing suburbs of New York City, and is still growing today.


The Town of Clarkstown has plans to revitalize the downtown area by adding more benches to the sidewalks, re-designing street lights and signs, and widening the sidewalks to give a more urban look.

Historical markers

  • Collyer Farm Pond & New City Park – Collyer Avenue & Lake Drive.
  • H. R. Stevens House – 234 Congers Road.
  • The Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Road.
  • Rockland County Court House, 1 South Main Street.
  • Martinus Hogenkamp Cemetery, South Little Tor Road.
  • One Germonds, 1 Germonds Road

Landmarks and places of interest

Delwood Country Club in New City
HR Stevens House
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
  • Coe's Tavern – Formerly at northeast corner of Route 45 & New Hempstead Road – On two occasions Continental Army troops encamped here. Major Tallmadge and his dragoons halted here when taking Joshua Hett Smith and Major John André from West Point to Tappan in 1780.
  • Cropsey Farm, 230 Little Tor Road – This is one of the five remaining vegetable and fruit farms in Rockland County. The farmhouse and its twin, China Echo farmhouse were built of native red sandstone around 1769 by the Blauvelt brothers and is one of the oldest existing barns in the county.
  • Dellwood Country Club (now Paramount Country Club) hosts The Kennedy Funding Invitational, an unofficial tennis tournament that raises money for breast cancer. Notable players who have participated include Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey, Michael Russell, Justin Gimelstob, Amer Delic, Bobby Reynolds, Kevin Kim, and Noam Okun. Dellwood was once the home to Paramount Picture founder, Adolf Zukor.
  • Dutch Garden – Designed by Mary Mowbray Clarke, a West Nyack native, in 1933–34 as memorial to the county's early settlers, and won "Garden of the Year" from Better Home and Gardens magazine in 1935. Master craftsman Biaglo Gugliuzzo of Garnerville created walks and latticed walls of Haverstraw brick. Still standing is Tea House with carvings of mountains, windmills and other serene symbols representing aspects of Dutch-American history, others of motifs popular in 1930's – Popeye, the Baker Cocoa and Old Dutch Cleanser maids. Over the years, it served as a site for weddings and for concerts. It has been said that folk singer Burl Ives once performed there and that Eleanor Roosevelt visited the garden. Markers on site. Now a county park with beautiful display of flowering bulbs in spring. (NRHP)
  • English Church and Schoolhouse (NRHP)
  • Peter DePew House – 101 Old Route 304 (NRHP)
  • H. R. Stevens House – 234 Congers Road (NRHP)
  • The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road.
  • The Jacob Blauvelt Farmhouse, 20 Zukor Road. – A farmhouse of Dutch colonial style built 1882. Contains an open fireplace for cooking demonstrations. The 4-acre (16,000 m2) site also has a museum, herb garden and nature trail. (NRHP)
  • Law Enforcement Museum – The walls of the county Sheriff’s Department are lined with photos and interesting memorabilia about enforcement in Rockland County, New York City and around the nation.
  • New City Library – 220 North Main Street
  • The New Hempstead Church, 484 New Hempstead Road., The first English-speaking church established in the county, organized by English settlers from Hempstead, Long Island in 1734 who wish to have services in English rather than Dutch as in the Reformed Church. Celebrated its 275th anniversary in 2009. (NRHP)
  • Pojn Hill – A nickname based on a local legend for Trout Court
  • Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church – Celebrated 100 years in November 2007
  • South Mountain Road – A winding, two-lane historic road.
  • Van Houten Gardens – 241 S. Little Tor Road – Formerly part of the Cropsey Farm. Across the road is a Dutch sandstone house, built around 1769 and owned by the Cropsey family since 1893.

Notable residents


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