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
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 40th annual Wheelchair Games and Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The events will be held on Burke’s beautiful White Plains campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave.).
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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...
Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our Open Houses!
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Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art, explore our Sculpture Garden, and join us for a tour and art-making workshop.
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Get ready for Lewisboro’s largest annual event! The 59th annual Lewisboro Library Fair is Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Town Park (99 Elmwood Road in South Salem). The Fair features huge Book, Attic Treasure and Toy sales, food, music, vintage cars, children’s games, exhibitors and activities, local vendors and community groups – and a Gnome Scavenger Hunt!...
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Armonk Outdoor Art Show
58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show.Come for the Art and Stay for the Fun!
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Ranked #2 Best Fine Art and Design Show in the...
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Give Your Child the Gift of Aikido
Aikido is a gentle martial art that teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday life. ...
A family-friendly, hands-on day-of-play where kids can climb aboard a construction vehicle, smoke truck and fire truck! Plus activities, raffles, food trucks and much more! Please remember to bring along canned food item(s) which will benefit the food pantry of our community partner, the CSA Soup Kitchen.