New City is the county seat of Rockland County, New York. Located nearly 20 miles north of the Bronx, New City is a relatively wealthy suburb of the Big Apple. When the U.S. government conducted its decennial census in 2010, it discovered that New City had a population just over 33,000, making it one of the more moderately-sized hamlets in the state of New York.
Originally inhabited by members of the Lenni Lenape Native American Tribe, New City’s first European settlers hailed from the Netherlands. New City was officially established on the eve of the nineteenth-century when Rockland County was incorporated as separate from Orange County.
New City Today
Prominent neighborhoods in New City include Tarry Hill, Braemar, Squadron Gardens, Brownsell Corner, Sky Drive, Camelot, The Promenade, Centenary, The Dells, Dellwood Park, Omni Court, Downtown New City, Oakbrook, Fieldstone, New City Park, The Hamlets, Heritage Drive, New City Gardens, and Lake Lucille.
Popular markers and landmarks include Collyer Farm Pond & New City Park, Rockland County Court House, H.R. Stevens House and the Jacob Blauvelt House. New City is also home to Coe’s Tavern, Cropsey Farm, Paramount Country Club, Dutch Garden, South Mountain Road, and New City Library. Notable residents include John Masters, Hayden Panettiere, Henry Varnum Poor, and Skylar Astin.