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
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
Free YouthSpark Summer Camps show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From telling amazing stories or launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment at Microsoft Store. We will be running Summer Classes all summer long at Microsoft in The Westchester Mall....
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
Discover the Art of Summer- Make Friends, Memories and Art!! Clay Art Center offers week long, half-day and full-day clay and art camps for children and teens ages 6 to 15 from July 5- August 25. Weekly themes include “Emojis in the Round”, “STEAM Camp”, and “Wheel Thrown Sculpture”. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
New exhibition: July 13 – September 1, 2017
Reception: Thursday evening, July 13, 6:30 – 8:00, Public Invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30
Summer of Love (50 years after 1967)
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to celebrate the summer of 2017 with a tribute to the legendary summer of 1967: The Summer of Love.
In the words of Abbie Hoffman,...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday – Monday
Tours on the hour from 10:00 am, last tour at 4:00 pm
Perfect for first time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second floor centers around...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...