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
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...
Learning about the importance of self-care and how to do abhyanga, a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with dosha-specific warm herb infused oils.
Ruchi Shah is an independent Ayurvedic consultant and wellness coach based in Greenwich, CT. She believes in promoting wellness instead of treating illness, finding the root cause of an ailment rather than merely treating...
Few creatures inspire so much fascination – and fear – as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines that they are commonly portrayed to be.
Worldwide, biologists have identified about 470 species of sharks, a cartilaginous fish in the class of Elasmobranchii. Some live peaceful lives skimming plankton from the water with specialized gill rakers. Others have...
Bring home a beautiful, sustainable arrangement created by YOU!
Enjoy evenings of conservation discussion over wine, appetizers and fl oral design sessions at Westmoreland Sanctuary.
Each of the six-events in the series will be an informal evening of enjoyment, enrichment and hands-on involvement with discussions over wine and appetizers. There will also be a floral bouquet demonstration and...
Our third session of the summer is Disney Aladdin KIDS. Welcome to Agrabah and the Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat that became a prince! When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney Aladdin KIDS, a...
Join us for an evening of cool sounds and beat the August heat!
Thursday, August 22, 20196:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Grace Episcopal Church33 Church StreetWhite Plains, NY 10601
Eclectic Program Includes:Dr. Richard Garvey & The Scrubs (Rock n’ Roll)Eden Mi Qedem - עדן מקדם (Middle Eastern Fusion)Harlem Souls (Jazz)Ivan Polanco (Rhythm & Roll)
Open to the public, the Save Water Challenge kick-off event will feature FREE DIY upcycling activities suitable for all ages, creative water saving tips, information on how to participate in the Challenge and FREE giveaways.
Save Water Challenge asks school students, teachers and communities to take the pledge to save water on behalf of their school for a chance to win one of two (2)...
Anne Samat is the latest in a succession of international artists-in-residence hosted by Hudson Valley MOCA. Using intricately-woven textiles and found objects, Samat builds elaborate totems evoking her familial lineage. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Samat is a graduate of the fiber work program at the Mara Institute of Technology. This is her first solo exhibition in the United States...
A Rain-or-Shine Summer Nature Immersion Program for Kids Ages 3-7*
Forest Days at Greenwich Botanical Center is designed to encourage each child to grow socially, emotionally and physically through interest-led play and natural exploration. Our belief is that spending unstructured time in the forest stimulates each child’s innate curiosity. Outdoor nature play develops observation skills,...
Veronica Dean presents, The Love of Art, an exhibit of watercolor and pencil artwork on display in the Larchmont Public Library’s Oresman Gallery from July 2, through August 29, 2019. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.