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New City is a hamlet (and census-designated place), in the Town of Clarkstownmarker Rockland Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The area is located north of Bardoniamarker; northeast Nanuetmarker; east of New Hempsteadmarker and New Squaremarker; southeast of Mount Ivymarker; south of Garnervillemarker; southwest of Haverstrawmarker; west, straight across Lake Deforest, of Congersmarker; and northwest, diagonally across Lake Deforest, of Valley Cottagemarker.

New City's population was 34,038 at the time of the 2000 census, making it one of the most populous CDP/hamlet in the state of New Yorkmarker.

New City is the county seat of Rockland Countymarker and the location of the Clarkstown Police Department. It is also the most populous community in Rockland County. The ZIP Code of New City is 10956.

Geography

New City is located at (41.145495, -73.994901).

New City is accessible from major Rockland arteries providing rapid access to Bergen County, New Jerseymarker, as well as Westchester County, New Yorkmarker, Manhattanmarker, and the Bronxmarker in New York Citymarker.

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.

Demographics

Historical populations[19162]
Census
year
Population

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 Countymarker, not Census Bureau. Document [19163].
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, 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%="" the="" population.="" The="" median="" income="" for="" a="" household="" in="" CDP="" $117,734="" family="" $128,200.="" Males="" had="" $62,234="" versus="" $43,028="" females.="" per="" capita="" $37,519.="" About="" 2.2%="" families="" 3.7%="" population="" were="" below="" poverty="" line="" 2007.=""></1%>

Most likely due to the Tappan Zee Bridgemarker being built, New City has been one of the most fastest growing suburbs of New York Citymarker, and is still growing today.

Revitalization

The Town of Clarkstownmarker 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 style 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
  • 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 Pointmarker to Tappanmarker 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.
  • Dutch Garden - Designed by Mary Mowbray Clarke, a West Nyackmarker native, in 1933-34 as memorial to county's early settlers, and won "Garden of the Year" from Better Home and Gardens magazine in 1935. Master craftsman Biaglo Gugliuzzo of Garnervillemarker created walks and latticed walls of Haverstrawmarker 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.
  • English Church and Schoolhouse
  • H. R. Stevens House - 234 Congers Road
  • 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 site also has a museum, herb garden and nature trail.
  • 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 Islandmarker in 1734 who wish to have services in English rather than Dutch as in the Reformed Church. Celebrated its 275th anniversary in 2009.
  • Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church - Celebrated 100 years in November 2007
  • 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.
  • Delwood Country Club hosts The Kennedy Funding Invitational(http://www.thekennedyfundinginvitational.com/), an unofficial tennis tournament that raises money for breast cancer. Notable players that participated include tennis legends Pete Sampras and John McEnroe. The tournament also attracted top players such as Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey, Michael Russell, Justin Gimelstob, Amer Delic, Bobby Reynolds, Kevin Kim, Noam Okun.




References

  1. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3650100&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US36%7C05000US36119%7C06000US3611932413&_street=&_county=new+city&_cityTown=new+city&_state=04000US36&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  2. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3650100&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=new+city&_cityTown=new+city&_state=04000US36&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=


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