Rye

New York, 10580

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Transportation:

The city is serviced by the Metro-North and Amtrak railroads and Westchester County's Bee-Line bus service. For more information about the Rye Metro-North Station, please click here to visit their website

Local highways include I-95, the Hutchinson River Parkway "a.k.a. the Hutch", and I-287 is not far away.

About Rye:

Rye is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is separate from the Town of Rye (which despite its name, is larger than the city). The population was 14,955 at the 2000 census. Rye houses the home and burial place of John Jay, a Founding Father and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Original milestones, fixed in 1763 by Benjamin Franklin along the Boston Post Road during his term as Postmaster General still mark the 24th, 25th, and 26th miles from New York City..

The oldest house in the town, the Timothy Knapp House, is owned by the Rye Historical Society and dates in its original version to around 1667. The Historical Society also owns a former inn/tavern built in 1730, the Square House, which it operates as a museum. George Washington stayed at the Square House on two separate occasions, remarking favorably on his stay in his diaries.

The site at 210 Boston Post Road where founding father John Jay grew up and where he is buried is now the home of the not-for-profit organization, The Jay Heritage Center. The Center's mission is to restore and preserve the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House which occupies the original site of the Jay family farm, The Locusts. Restoration of the Jay mansion overlooking Long Island Sound is an official project of the Save America's Treasures Program.

Rye is a wealthy suburb of New York City with a Metro-North rail station in its downtown with service taking 33 minutes on an express train to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The City of Rye is home to Rye Country Day School, a college preparatory private school. Rye is also mentioned on the website of Smirnoff's Tea Partay.

Rye is also known for its famous theme park, Rye Playland. Rye Playland was a very popular destination in the early 20th century, where people were able to take their boats right up to the park. Its famous roller coaster, The Dragon Coaster, was at one point in time a top ten wooden roller coaster in the world.

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