Palm Tree, New York

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Palm Tree, New York
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Palm Tree is located in New York
Palm Tree
Palm Tree
Location within the state of New York
Palm Tree is located in the United States
Palm Tree
Palm Tree
Palm Tree (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°20′24″N 74°10′2″W / 41.34000°N 74.16722°W / 41.34000; -74.16722Coordinates: 41°20′24″N 74°10′2″W / 41.34000°N 74.16722°W / 41.34000; -74.16722
Country United States
State New York
 • SupervisorAbraham Wieder[1]
 • Council MembersJoshua Blumenthal

Morris Steinberg

Isaac Glanzer

Gerson Neuman
 • Town ClerkGedalye Szegedin
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Palm Tree is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. New York's first new town in 38 years, the town was created due to conflicts between the village of Kiryas Joel, New York, inhabited by the Satmar Hasidic community, and the municipality to which it belonged, Monroe, New York.[2] The town was created as the result of a referendum. The name "Palm Tree" comes from the literal translation of the family name of Joel Teitelbaum, the namesake of Kiryas Joel. In Yiddish, teitel (טייטל) means "date" (of the palm), and baum "tree".


The referendum for the new town passed overwhelmingly on November 7, 2017.[3]

On June 14, 2018, special legislation was passed that moved up the target date by one year. The bill was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 1.[4][5]

The town became official on January 1, 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Election Results: 2018 Local and State Races". Retrieved 2018-11-07.
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  3. ^ McKenna, Chris. "Kiryas Joel's split from Monroe overwhelmingly approved". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  4. ^ McKenna, Chris. "State OKs forming Town of Palm Tree one year earlier". Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  5. ^ "NY State Senate Bill S7861A". NY State Senate. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-07-02.