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
HARVEST FAIR at Union Church of Pocantico Hills Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring: Antiques, Jewelry, Furniture, Clothing, Books, Toys and White Elephant Bargains. Food trucks will be at the HARVEST FAIR both days. Historic Hudson Valley tours of our famous Matisse and Chagall windows will be available. Free Parking. 555 Bedford...
Fall migration is upon us and it’s beautiful outside! Join us for a special celebration of inclusion and take a leisurely walk through the fields and woods of Greenwich Audubon Center to learn about the many colorful birds that live here. We will also spend time watching for migrating hawks, eagles and falcons at the center's Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch. Our “Let's Go Birding Together”...
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...
Join Sister to Sister International and community partners at a summit on October 19 at Mercy College to discuss empowering Black women and girls and advancing their progress in several key areas affecting their lives. You’ll hear a research study’s findings on major quality of life issues, including: Health and Wellness, including teen pregnancy prevention, maternal health and healthy...
10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Ever wondered what life was like for women artists in New York in the 50s? Bring your baby and explore the exhibition Sparkling Amazons together with other new parents and caregivers. Treats provided and crying babies welcome! Recommended for adults with children under 18 months.
Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
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.
Participate in a tour highlighting key pieces throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden and engage in conversation around Weather Reportand the work of Eva LeWitt, Sara Cwynar, Radcliffe...
Moderated symposium on differing perspectives on restoring historic gardens, featuring the staffs of Untermyer Gardens, Jay Heritage Center and Lyndhurst. The symposium will be followed by a tour of Untermyer Gardens led by head horticulturist Timothy Tilghman.
Photo by Jessica Norman
“The Funniest Ladies in America!” are back at the Emelin. After selling out the last few seasons, this years show features four new stellar comedians including Mamaroneck native, Ivy Eisenberg, the award-winning humor writer, comedian and storyteller.
Halloween Spooktacular Event at Cross County Shopping Center
Join Cross County Shopping Center for their annual Halloween Spooktacular Event on Saturday, October 19. There are TWO events to attend – both are the same! Refreshed supplies will be available for the later event, so you don't have to worry about missing any of the fun. The event promotes safe trick or treating and is free.
Join the Sleepy Hollow Witches for the 6th Annual Festival of Witches Psychic Fair & New Age Market
Hosted by: Krystal Madison, the Witch of Sleepy Hollow & Festival of Witches
New, Larger Venue!
699 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, New York
Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20, 2018
11 AM - 7 PM both days
VIP: 8 AM-7 PM Both Days
Online ticketing opens May 6, 2019