The youngest city in the state of New York is Rye. Rye is located in Westchester County and it is completely separate from the Town of Rye. The population is estimated to be around 16,000. Rye was founded n 1942, and no other city has been chartered in New York since then.
Rye is located in the southeastern-most region of Westchester County. In the city there are two national landmarks: The Boston Post Road Historic District was designated as a landmark in 1993. The district features the Jay Estate which was the childhood home of John Jay, Founding Father and first Chief Justice of the US. In addition to the Historic District, Playland, a historic amusement park, is also located in Rye. Playland was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987 and it features one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the Northeast.
Rye is best known for Playland. It is even featured in some movies, including the film Fatal Attraction and a major setting in the film Big, starring Tom Hanks. Playland features rides, games, skating rink, beach, boardwalk, and concessions. Playland is one of two amusement parks to reach National Historic Landmark Status.