In 1820 a Main Street residence was erected for the Honorable William Nelson, a notable Peekskill attorney who served…More in the U.S. Congress from 1846 to 1851, and who was a friend and colleague of Congressman Abraham Lincoln. Decades later, in 1898, the home was donated to what was then the Village of Peekskill as its first municipal building. In 1936, Nelson's original residence was replaced with the current Peekskill City Hall, built by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.</p>
<p>The Peekskill Common Council meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:30pm in the council room on the third floor.</p>
City of Peekskill Court is located in the same building as the Police Department and in the same John E. Hayes Sr.…More Plaza as the Northern Westchester BOCES, Field Library and Peekskill Senior Citizen Servies. The Senator Bernard B. Gordon Justice Building and City Court are adjacent to each other. </p>
<p>City Court hears a variety of cases, including traffic, criminal, small claims and civil cases. Citizens pay vehicle and traffic tickets at City Court but pay parking tickets at City Hall, located across Main Street from the Court. </p>
<p>Hon. Thomas Langan and Hon. William Maher are the court justices.</p>
The City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center is located in the Richard E. Hayes Building Plaza across from City Hall. It…More shares a lobby with the Field Public Library and the Children's Library. The building was established in 1978 and houses services and programs to different community groups.</p>
<p>The Community Room and Senior Nutrition Programs are held upstairs towards the back left of the lobby. The Putnam Westchester BOCES holds Adult literacty and occupational training classes in the basement of the building. </p>
Field Library 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill, NY10566 With a collection of more than 80,000 books, the Field Library serves residents of Peekskill and Cortlandt. Easy to find…More at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Main Street, the red brick building is located right next door to the Peekskill Police Department and across the street from City Hall. Special services include an interlibrary loan service and homebound services as well as photocopying, fax and computer usage. The library offers more than 300 different magazine and newspapers along with CDs, DVDs and a book club. Visit the library's website for full details.