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
Jazz on the Hudson, submitted by Robin Cambria. This is our current featured photo for Yonkers. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Yonkers page.
IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014
June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM
100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014.
Please call HVCCA 914-788-0100 for...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
NEW* S.T.E.M. + Arts Classes = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Digital Architecture: Google Sketchup
3D Printing and Modeling for Adults and Teens
Art & Engineering using LittleBits
Creative Building: Architecture 101
Minecraft Club I & II
Maker-Maniacs: Art, Engineering and More
You're invited to a story time event to show the Crayons that you believe in them and their cause of creativity, imagination, and origniality! Come and color (outside the lines!), hear the story, The Day the Crayons Quit, make a protest sign and get your photo taken as a crayon (you'll see!).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 21ST, 2014
Yonkers, NY August 21st, 2014 - Blue Door Gallery presents its 3rd international exhibit, “VISIONARIES: SEERS of the SOUL”. Curators France Garrido and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein have selected the art works of unique Visionary artists who fearlessly delve into their subconscious to interpret what elusively we call SOUL. The art...
The exhibition explores vast and extraordinary deep-sea habitats by examining both the highly adapted survival strategies used by creatures of the deep and the technology that enables researchers to record groundbreaking observations.
Women artists take center stage this FALL in a series of four enlightening, engaging and enjoyable events. These events are made possible through the generosity of Houlihan Lawrence, Hometown Media Group and supporters of The Rye Arts Center.
I've Got a Pen & I'm Not Afraid to Use It
Sept 18th 7:00-9:00pm
$25 per person
FEM51: Female Artists and Musicians
GALLERY IIDates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public InvitedUNDULATE:PAINTINGS BY JULIE GROSS AND MARGARET NEILLKenise Barnes Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening of the fall art season with a two-person show featuring new paintings by New York artists Julie Gross and Margaret Neill. As the exhibition title aptly suggests, both...
For three weeks, MODHArts Gallery of Contemporary Realism is proud and excited to display a selection of 14 artworks of artist Oksana Tanasiv. She is Ukrainian - American fashion and political artist, who extensively exhibited Fashion Art Collection at New York Couture Fashion Week and Art Expo - New York. She is a well recognized contemporary realist...