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...
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...
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.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy”. Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind.
Donna has been practicing Chinese medicine, acupuncture and nutrition for twenty...
Now in its 19th year, Fit for the Cure® raises funds to benefit the Susan G. Komen National Treatment Assistance Fund. Every year, Komen aids 1.8 million uninsured or under-insured breast cancer patients, in support of its mission to reduce mortality rates. Through Fit for the Cure® and related programs, Wacoal has donated over $5.4 million dollars in support of this cause and has conducted...
OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020
Sparkling Amazons presents the pioneering contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. This show brings together for the first time since 1951 works by the 11 women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th St....
Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences.
Parking is at Philipsburg Manor and the event takes place across the street at Old Dutch Church.
October 4-6; 11-14; 18-20; 25-27; 31;...
The Chair Show explores the creativity, forms and traditions of seating. At center stage is the chair, endlessly recast as luxurious or austere, regal or intimate, straightforward or ironic. Chairs give shape to the ways in which we rest and recreate ourselves in private, or inhabit ‘seats of power’ in public. As supporting players of day-to-day existence, focal points of ceremonies, or...
10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17
1:00 – 2:00 PM
In the great company of art-loving guests and an expert docent, explore the work of women artists of Abstract Expressionism and reminisce about New York in the 50s. Coffee and treats provided.
Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
Unplug with mud in this one-time class for families & friends
interested in playing with clay! Every Saturday adults & children explore their inner artist in this 2 hour introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly hand-building projects, no previous experience necessary. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian enrolled in the class. Tickets go on sale at...