Welcome to the City of Rye, NY

 


TAXPAYER ALERT

Taxpayers are reminded that 2016 City Tax is due during the month of February.

Payment may be made by mail, using the return address envelope with your tax bill.

In order to avoid penalty, payments must bear an official U.S. Postmark of no later than February 29, 2016. Pitney Bowes and foreign postmarks are not acceptable.

You can also make payments online, under the “Online Services” menu.  Please select either “Pay Property Taxes – ACH Debit” or “Pay Property Taxes – Credit Card”

If you have recently satisfied or refinanced your mortgage and have not yet received your tax bill, please contact the Finance Department at 967-7303 to confirm your mailing address.

 

IMPORTANT PARKING PERMITS UPDATE


One Hundred (100) Snow Field Lot permits will go on sale on a first come first served basis on December 1, 2016 - Click HERE for more info

The City of Rye Commuter Parking Waitlist for the MTA Metro North Parking lot will open on December 6, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. - Click HERE for more info

City News

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.

 

Courtesy of The Rye Historical Society

www.ryehistory.org