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Catskill
Greene County, New York

ZipCodes
12414




Page Contents for Catskill, New York

Statistics & Facts

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Catskill is approximately 4,690 (1990), 4081 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,021 (1990), 1744 (2010).
The amount of land area in Catskill is 5.798 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.533 sq kilometers.
The distance from Catskill to Washington DC is 286 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 31 miles. (as the crow flies)
Catskill is positioned 42.21 degrees north of the equator and 73.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Attractions

Thomas Cole House
218 Spring Street
Catskill NY 12414
Phone: 518-943-6533
Residence and studio of founder of the Hudson River School of Painting. Paintings after Thomas Cole; photographic survey of restoration of Cole House; presentation of life and works of Thomas Cole.
This home is currently (2000) raising funds for renovation and is not open to the public at this time. Please call for more information.

North River Gallery and Empowerment Center
126 Water Street
Catskill NY 12414
Phone: 518-943-3529, 800-413-4761
Exhibits of art works created by people diagnosed with mental illness. All types of art workshops provided. Everyone welcome. Call for information.
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Catskill City Government

Catskill Town Clerk
439 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-2141

Catskill Historical Events

Growing up in Catskill
I grew up in Catskill and remember the chestnut trees outside my grandparent's home, (Mr & Mrs. Seth Cole) on William St. The kids across the street came to help knock them down with sticks. we'd gather them in bag full and make people out of them with tooth picks. The alley way which us kids would call it. We'd race each other up and down. The Hudson River could be seen from my grandparent's house. These are the days that I can recall from my childhood.
Submitted 11-2000 by Mary Chrostowski


about 1925 or 1926
If my memory is accurate, my kindergarten teacher was Miss Ford and when I graduated to the first grade, I had a Miss Dodge for a teacher.
Submitted by Arthur Kay


1930's
Recollections from the 1930's
As a boy scout, I marched across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge at the celebration of its opening. Governor Herbert Lehman was there to give a speech. It must have been somewhere around 1933 or 1934, when I must have been in the scouts, but I couldn't say exactly when. I remember FDR coming to the Community Theater to speak when he ran for governor and, of all people, Jack Dempsey addressing a crowd in support of Roosevelt for president. That was on the corner across from Haines' Garage.
Submitted by Art Kay

Catskill Community News

A former resident remembers Catskill:
I grew up in Catskill, living there from about 1925 to 1948 (away four years during WWII). We owned the bakery at the corner of Main and Thompson, across from Newberry's 5 & 10. I remember all sorts of things: the high school burning down one winter and then the firehouse. Going then to high school in what had been a knitting mill on Water Street; then to the new Catskill High across the Creek, riding a bike across the old bridge that had originally taken a railway to the Catskill Mountain House.

Catskill Libraries

Catskill Public Library
1 Franklin Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-4230
Chase Memorial Library
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-3130
fax: (518) 943-7763

Catskill Schools

Catskill Senior High School
343 West Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-2300
fax: (518) 943-1451

Catskill Central School District
347 West Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-4550


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