New City is the county seat of Rockland County 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(41.145495, −73.994901).
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.
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% 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.
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.
Landmarks and places of interest
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- South Mountain Road – A winding, two-lane historic road.