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...
Set sail to French Polynesia and Vietnam at The Bocuse Restaurant with The Culinary Institute of America. You’ll taste how these countries have created a unique culinary identity while still staying true to their French influence by enjoying menu items like Pacific yellowtail tartare, spiced pork belly confit, and pineapple Madagascar. Call (845)451-1014 or visit...
Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) will bestow three awards to local individuals and organizations at its 42nd annual “Celebrate the Power of Parks” gala taking place on Thursday, September 19 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. All the funds raised at the gala will benefit the many WPF programs and services which preserve, enhance and beautify Westchester County parks.
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...
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Samuel Sachs II, President, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and one of the most pre-eminent former museum directors in America, will lecture on the history of forgeries and present a test at the end to see who can tell a fake from the real thing.
$20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.
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...
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.
Each of the six-events in the series will be an informal evening of enjoyment, enrichment and hands-on involvement with discussions over wine and appetizers. There will also be a floral bouquet demonstration and...
American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry has scored Billboard and American Music Awards, as well as Grammy Award nominations for hits including “Home,” “It’s Not Over,” and “No Surprise.” Don’t miss his return to The Playhouse stage with an intimate, acoustic set! Daughtry (fronted by American Idol Season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry) has released six studio albums, scored four No. 1...
Bedford Playhouse is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Maxwell to the Playhouse Cafe for a very special performance on Sept. 19.
The accolades keep pouring in for 23 year-old rising star, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Kirsten Maxwell who has won or been a finalist at multiple Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter events and competitions recently. New York-raised and Nashville-based, Kirsten’s...