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Rye, city (1990 pop. 14,936), Westchester co., SE N.Y., a suburb of New York City, on Long Island Sound; settled 1660, inc. as a city 1942. It is chiefly residential, with a cancer-research center, a hardware and locks manufacturing company, and several corporate offices. In colonial times, Rye was the first stop on the Boston Post Road after New York City. The old Square House, an inn where many Revolutionary notables stayed, is now a museum. Playland, a large county-owned amusement park, is on the beach there. Chief Justice John Jay is buried in Rye.

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