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'''Rockland County''' [http://www.rockland.org] is a county of [[New York (state)|New York]] state in the [[Metro New York]] region. It lies to the immediate north of [[Bergen County]], [[New Jersey]].
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==Regions==
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==Cities==
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* [[Clarkstown]] 
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* [[Haverstraw]]
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* [[Nanuet]]
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* [[New City]]
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* [[Orangetown]]
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* [[Piermont]] 
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* [[Ramapo]]
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* [[Spring Valley]]
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* [[Stony Point]]
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==Other destinations==
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==Understand==
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==Talk==
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==Get in==
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===By air===
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* '''Newark Liberty International Airport''', [[Newark]], [[New Jersey]], [http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/airports/html/newarkliberty.html], '''John F. Kennedy International Airport''' [http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/jfkframe.HTM], and '''LaGuardia Airport''' [http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/airports/html/laguardia.html]: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Rockland-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Rockland in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
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* '''Westchester County Airport''', 240 Airport Road, [[White Plains (New York)|White Plains]], ''+1 914'' 995-4860 (airlines), [http://whiteplainsairport.com]. If you are trying to dodge the congestion of the three New York City/New Jersey international airports, Westchester's airport offers an alternative.
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* '''Stewart International Airport''', 1180 First St, [[New Windsor]], ''+1 845'' 564-2100, [http://www.stewartintlairport.com]. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.
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===By train===
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* '''Metro North Rail Road''''s [http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/mnrmap.htm] Hudson Line from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to [[Tarrytown]]. Use Transport of Rockland's [http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/PublicTrans/] Tappan Zeexpress bus or local taxis to cross the Hudson River to Rockland.
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* '''Metro North Rail Road''''s [http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/mnrmap.htm] Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines provide service from New York City and northern New Jersey. Take New Jersey Transit from New York Penn Station to Secaucus, transfer to Metro North Rail Road. Pascack serves Nanuet, Pearl River, and Spring Valley. Port Jervis makes stops at Suffern and Sloatsburg.
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==Get around==
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Easily accessible from the NY Thruway (Interstates 87/287) as well as the Garden State Parkway and the I-86 corridor (still NY 17 in this area).
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NY 303, NY 304, US 9W, NY 59, NY 45, and the Palisades Parkway offer access to many area attractions.
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Official Rockland County Public Transportation homepage[http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/PublicTrans/index.htm]
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==See==
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*'''Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site''', Park Road off Rte. 9W, Stony Point, ''+1 845'' 786-2521, [http://www.nysparks.com]. In July 1779 American General "Mad" Anthony Wayne took these fortifications from the British in a daring midnight raid. The oldest remaining lighthouse on the Hudson River is on the point.
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*'''Hopper House Art Center''' 82 N Broadway, Nyack, ''+1 845'' 358-0774, [http://www.edwardhopperhouseartcenter.org/]. The birthplace and boyhood home of painter Edward Hopper. Gallery hours Thu, F, Sa, Su, 1-5PM. Closed M-W.
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*'''Haverstraw Brick Museum''', 12 Main St, Haverstraw, ''+1 845'' 947-3505, [http://www.haverstrawbrickmuseum.org/]. The Hudson River Valley was once known as the brickmaking capital of the world. At its peak, it supplied [[New York City]]'s rapid urbanization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three hundred years of brick production ended in the early 21st century with the closing of the last active brickyard. The museum chronicles brickmaking in Haverstraw, one of the more prolific centers of the industry in the valley. Hours: W, Sa and Su 1PM-4PM and by appointment.
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==Do==
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* '''Visit a farmer's market'''.  Find markets in places like [[Piermont]]  [http://www.communitymarkets.biz/market.php?market=10], and [[Spring Valley]]  [http://www.communitymarkets.biz/market.php?market=11].
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==Eat==
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*<eat name="The Art Cafe of Nyack" alt="" address="65 South Broadway, Nyack, N.Y 10960" directions="" phone="845 353 4230" url="http://www.artcafeofnyack.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Has great artesian coffee, and Mediterranean/ European food and atmosphere! </eat>
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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County wide 911 system for summoning emergency assistance.
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==Get out==
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==Contact==
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Telephone area code 845.
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Revision as of 14:01, 14 July 2008

Rockland County [1] is a county of New York state in the Metro New York region. It lies to the immediate north of Bergen County, New Jersey.

Contents

Regions

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

By air

  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, [2], John F. Kennedy International Airport [3], and LaGuardia Airport [4]: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Rockland-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Rockland in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
  • Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains, +1 914 995-4860 (airlines), [5]. If you are trying to dodge the congestion of the three New York City/New Jersey international airports, Westchester's airport offers an alternative.
  • Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100, [6]. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.

By train

  • Metro North Rail Road's [7] Hudson Line from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to Tarrytown. Use Transport of Rockland's [8] Tappan Zeexpress bus or local taxis to cross the Hudson River to Rockland.
  • Metro North Rail Road's [9] Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines provide service from New York City and northern New Jersey. Take New Jersey Transit from New York Penn Station to Secaucus, transfer to Metro North Rail Road. Pascack serves Nanuet, Pearl River, and Spring Valley. Port Jervis makes stops at Suffern and Sloatsburg.

Get around

Easily accessible from the NY Thruway (Interstates 87/287) as well as the Garden State Parkway and the I-86 corridor (still NY 17 in this area).

NY 303, NY 304, US 9W, NY 59, NY 45, and the Palisades Parkway offer access to many area attractions.

Official Rockland County Public Transportation homepage[10]

See

  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, Park Road off Rte. 9W, Stony Point, +1 845 786-2521, [11]. In July 1779 American General "Mad" Anthony Wayne took these fortifications from the British in a daring midnight raid. The oldest remaining lighthouse on the Hudson River is on the point.
  • Hopper House Art Center 82 N Broadway, Nyack, +1 845 358-0774, [12]. The birthplace and boyhood home of painter Edward Hopper. Gallery hours Thu, F, Sa, Su, 1-5PM. Closed M-W.
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum, 12 Main St, Haverstraw, +1 845 947-3505, [13]. The Hudson River Valley was once known as the brickmaking capital of the world. At its peak, it supplied New York City's rapid urbanization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three hundred years of brick production ended in the early 21st century with the closing of the last active brickyard. The museum chronicles brickmaking in Haverstraw, one of the more prolific centers of the industry in the valley. Hours: W, Sa and Su 1PM-4PM and by appointment.

Do

Eat

  • The Art Cafe of Nyack, 65 South Broadway, Nyack, N.Y 10960, 845 353 4230, [16]. Has great artesian coffee, and Mediterranean/ European food and atmosphere!


Drink

Stay safe

County wide 911 system for summoning emergency assistance.

Get out

Contact

Telephone area code 845.

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