Welcome to the City of Rye, NY
Saturday, June 25 at Rye Recreation Park
"Live Music and Great Food"
Walter’s Hot Dogs. Lobster Craft, Melt Mobile (array of grilled cheese), Arthur Ave Wood Fire Pizza, Road Grub (Philly cheese steaks), Longford’s Ice Cream, Craftsman Ale House
Bounce House, Inflatable obstacle course, Westchester County’s Fit Mobile
BIRD DOG, Billy and the Showmen
NYS Thruway Authority
I-95 Reconstruction Project "Last Mile"
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2017 Community Events "Sign-Up"
Sign Up for the 2017 Community Events Sign will be July 12, 2016 at 9:30AM
City of Rye 1985 Master Development Plan
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Climate Smart Communities Program Overview - City of Rye NY
Snow Field Lot -
Permits available for purchase on
Monday January 4th at 9:00 AM
City of Rye Deer Hotline
Property Tax Freeze Credit
FOIL Procedures Effective 11-04-2015
New Commercial Carbon Monoxide Code
United Hospital Redevelopment DEIS Review
Requirements for Dogs to be Off-Leash at Rye Town Park
Dept of Public Works Residents Guide
Update on 2012 Bond Issue Projects
Energy Improvement Corporation
Info On Rye App - free at Apple and Android Stores
View Con Ed outages, weather, flood charts, tides and more.
Playland Improvement Program Information from West. Co. (Oct. 2013)
Rye Historical Fact
- Benjamin Franklin developed the system of milestones for the Boston Post Road marking the distance from lower Manhattan. Three milestones, #24, 25 and 26, still exist in Rye.
- The first Rye settlers came from Greenwich in 1660. They bought Manursing Island from the Siwanoy for 8 coats, 7 shirts and 15 fathom of wampum.
- Rye was part of Connecticut in the late 1600s. The New York/Connecticut boarder dispute wasn’t settled until 1731.
- George Washington stayed at the Square House (known as “Widow Haviland’s”) twice in 1789. He called it “a very neat and decent inn”.
- John Adams and his cousin Samuel stopped at the Square House in 1774 on their way to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
- The first village square was located across from the Square House and was where the local militia trained. Criminals were punished there in stockades and a whipping post.
- Purchase St. wasn’t paved until 1912. To keep the dust down, the Village Improvement Association used sprinkling carts to spray water on the street.
- When the Square House became the Village Hall in 1904, Rye’s population was 3,500. The Square House remained the Village Hall until 1964 when City Hall was built.
- The railroad came to Rye in 1849. Before that, the most efficient mode of transportation was on the water.
- The Rye Arts Center building at 51 Milton Road was built in 1788 as the second Episcopal Church, replacing the original church that burned during the Revolution.