Catskill kăt´skĭl [key], village (1990 pop. 4,690), seat of Greene co., SE N.Y., on the Hudson River settled 17th cent. by Dutch, inc. 1806. Connected with Hudson, N.Y., by the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (completed 1935), it is a gateway to resorts in the Catskill Mts. The Catskill Game Farm is nearby. Thomas Cole lived and painted in the village.

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