The 411: With almost 200,000 people living within its borders, Yonkers is Westchester County's largest city, and the fourth most populous city in the state—trailing only New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo. The city's residents are diverse, coming from a multitude of ethnic and racial backgrounds. The city is also large geographically, comprising a very urbanized downtown, densely suburban neighborhoods, and surprisingly green and wooded, less populous suburbs, especially towards its northern border.
The city is in the throes of a full-scale revitalization campaign that started years ago with the redevelopment of its formerly blighted waterfront. Four-star restaurants, luxury lofts, and a shining public library now stand where abandoned industrial properties once languished. With much of the waterfront redevelopment nearing completion, the city has turned its attention inward. Buoyed by the success of its Empire City “racino,” the city is moving forward with plans for a downtown ballpark and multi-use complex, and ground already has broken on the mammoth Ridge Hill mixed-used development.
Size: 18.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $480,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,248
Closest Metro-North Stop: Yonkers (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 32 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, rapper DMX, R&B vocalist Mary J. Blige, jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Allen, Sid Ceasar, James Cagney, Jon Voight
Median Income Household: $44,663 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $53,233 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
57.0% Caucasian 21.5% Other 16.6% African American 4.9% Asian 25.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 978 Murder: 8 Rape: 31 Robbery: 498 Assault: 441 Burglary: 651 Property Crimes: 3,502
Elementary Schools: Robert C. Dodson, Family School 32, Montessori School 31, Paideia School 24, School 11, Paideia School 15, Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts, MLK Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School, School 5, Patricia A Dichiaro, School 9, School 13, Rosemarie Ann Siragusa, School 16, School 17, Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence, Eugenio Maria De Hostos Microsociety, School 21, School 22, School 23, Museum School 25, Casimir Pulaski, Montessori School 27, Kahlil Gibran, School 29
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K 8/Neighborhood/Theme/Magnet/By Choice Average Class Size: 22 % Special Ed Students: 13 % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 5/15/NA
Beginning in January, Hidden Realms will be offering "Wellness Weekends" comprised of a variety of classes & workshops as well as guest speakers and special events. Modeled after schedules at The Lodge at Woodloch, Kripalu & Canyon Ranch, we're planning Saturday & Sunday schedules packed with information to show you all the health & healing modalities available right here in our Sound...
A retrospective exhibition of the Avant-Garde paintings and drawings by Romanian-born artist, Vlaicu Ionescu will be on view at the Irvington Public Library from September 6 to October 30, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 2-4:45 p.m. This exhibition will display Ionescu's work from his middle artistic period (1960-1980), which
Dr. Doina Uricariu, in her...
Westchester NY — More than fifty drawings and paintings by Bethel CT artist Edward Burke relating to environmental issues, this exhibit is my shared artistic journey — “Colorless & Odorless” — Opening reception September 6, 2019 at the Hankin Academic Arts Building - Fine Arts Gallery - Westchester Community College.
Curator Melissa Hall and Matthew Ferranto, interim director...
Authentic Yoga - Friendly Community
2 Week Trial $25 - Includes Unlimited Yoga, Tai Chi & Aikido
Still Mind offers yoga in a friendly, relaxed environment. Yoga has long been considered a mindful practice to help bring balance to body, mind, and spirit. We teach this way. Our classes are approachable for all levels, meeting you right where you are. As with anything, you get out of it...
Gather together in the vibrant arts community of Ossining - bead, eat, chat, and meet. The best networking happens when you're having fun.
Please join Pam Moskowitz of 100PercentBeads at Speak Easy 10562, Creative Coworking Space, for a feel-good evening of bracelet making, lite bites and community building & networking. At this event you will have the opportunity to make a Gemstone Bracelet...
Dr. Jeanne Zaino Addresses How Supreme Court Changes to the Voting Rights Act are Impacting the American Voting System Today
“Seeds of Failure: Courts, Congress, the Constitution and Voting Rights”
Tuesday, September 17, 7 pm—Iona College Ryan Library Auditorium
Dr. Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College, author and television...
Bring home a beautiful, sustainable arrangement created by YOU!
Enjoy evenings of conservation discussion over wine, appetizers and fl oral design sessions at Westmoreland Sanctuary.
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The Osborn welcomes bestselling author, Dani Shapiro, at the first of the fall WellSpring Speaker series. In Ms. Shapiro’s recent book, Inheritance, the author’s world is turned upside down when she learns through a personal DNA test that her beloved father, a pillar in the Jewish community, is not her birth-father. “All my life I had known there was a secret,” she writes. “What I...
2019 Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Nominations due: September 13, 2019
Luncheon: December 6th, 2019
To be nominated, a person must:
Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester
Made significant contributions to improve life in the county
Be an outstanding leader or advocate
Have professional achievements that reflect innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs...
“I Used to Be a Little Girl” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Alison Marra’s exploration of cultural femininity, human instinct and the natural environment through paintings on canvas and beads on paper. September 15 – October 20, 2019. Free opening reception on September 15, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian...