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
The best-loved body, mind, spirit holistic expo, Awaken Wellness Fair, is back! In it’s 16th year of educating people about holistic wellness techniques, the Awaken Fair presents both ancient practices and cutting edge technology. Offering 100+ exhibitors, including compelling speakers, gifted healers, unique vendors and inspired readers, the Awaken Fair returns to the Grand Ballroom...
Every year, hundreds of volunteers join Groundwork Hudson Valley to haul tons of trash and construction debris (4 tons last year) — leaving the river cleaner and freer-flowing for the critters and human folk to enjoy.
Please be a part of this feel-good community event by volunteering with us on April 21 from 10-1pm! Register for our sites below:
Van Der Donck Park- Yonkers, NY
From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly! Watch sheep shearing, see Scottish border collies herd the flocks, pick your favorite 18th-century outfit during Project: Colonial Runway, and try your hand at a 20-foot diameter weaving project. Cap the day off by two-stepping to live bluegrass music.
C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, CT presents "From the Vault - The Art of Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead" for a limited showing - April 19 - 29, 2018
"From the Vault" is a specially curated, limited showing of some of the most compelling and rare artwork and photographs from the iconic band, The Grateful Dead. This unique event includes original and hand-signed artwork from founder...
Get out your calendars and pencil it in! It's Looking Glass Animal Rescue's Penny Social and Sunday Brunch fundraising event!
There will be food, drinks, chance auctions, tea cup raffle, 50/50, candy bar, vendors, and more! (Cash and check accepted only the day of the event. Sorry, no credit cards.)
Raffle tickets are $2 each. 50/50 tickets are $5 each. Candy bar tickets are $5 each. You can...
Spruce Up Sprout
Sunday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth by getting Sprout ready for the summer! Come get your hands dirty in our garden and around camp by planting, weeding, and painting. Wear your work clothes and bring gloves and gardening tools. Bring your whole family to beautify camp, and teens can earn community service hours!
Please RSVP email@example.com
Get out your calendars and pencil it in! It's our 1st annual Penny Social and Sunday Brunch fundraising event!There will be food, drinks, chance auctions, vendors, tea cup raffle, 50/50, candy bar, and more! (Cash and check accepted only the day of the event. Sorry, no credit cards.)Vendors secured so far: LulaRoe | Pet Wants Northern Westchester | Style Dots | Chloe + IsabelRaffle tickets...
Registration Closes: Friday, April 13th
Jenna graduated from F.I.T with a degree in Fashion Design. She started her career working for the high-end Accessory Brand, Isabella Fiore and later moved into Product Design for Nine West. She had always loved baking cookies with her Grandma at a young age but it was after making many birthday cakes for her coworkers that she realized her true passion...
Join us as we combine storytelling and outdoor adventures with this special walk at Audubon Greenwich. Families and kids will keep their eyes peeled as we transform the trails into an immersive and entertaining animal story experience.
$5 members, $8 non-members
To RSVP contact Eli Schaffer at 203 930-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org