About New City
New City is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York. Before the Revolutionary War, the land that would later become known as New City was settled mostly by Lenni Lenape Native Americans. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area. Orange County was established in 1683. New City experienced rapid development, increasing by over 35 times in population between 1950 and 1980. As of the 2000 census, there were 34,038 people. 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.