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 planners of the Yorktown San Gennaro Feast bring you a fun filled festive shopping experience you don’t want to miss!
Join us every Friday and Saturday night beginning August 2 through the end of October from 4:00pm – 11:00pm.
There will be entertainment, artisan vendors, food truck vendors, local merchants, children’s rides and so much more!...
Friday, September 20th 7am-11am Car Free Day Celebration. Join the Bee-Line for Westchester’s 3rd annual Car Free Day. Learn about sustainable transportation options, enjoy free samples and raffles. White Plains TransCenter near bus lanes. www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus , 914-995-4444.
2019 Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Nominations due: September 13, 2019
Luncheon: December 6th, 2019
To be nominated, a person must:
Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester
Made significant contributions to improve life in the county
Be an outstanding leader or advocate
Have professional achievements that reflect innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs...
Find out what your organization, business, program, library or school can do to help ensure that Westchester is accurately represented in the Census. RSVP is required.
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...
Learn How You Can Make A Difference in Our Community: The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites you to an upcoming information session on Wed, 9/18 at 8pm or Fri, 9/20 at 9:30am. The JLCW is an organization of approximately 250 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of...
A retrospective exhibition of the Avant-Garde paintings and drawings by Romanian-born artist, Vlaicu Ionescu will be on view at the Irvington Public Library from September 6 to October 30, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 2-4:45 p.m. This exhibition will display Ionescu's work from his middle artistic period (1960-1980), which
Dr. Doina Uricariu, in her...
Come and enjoy a night of Live Music sponsored in part by CoffeeHouse Music Festival
Performers included: Dante Palminteri, Sal “The Voice” America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer recipient and finalist, Stalking Gia and The BOOMER BABY Band
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE* Chazz Palminteri Actor, Author, Playwright *schedule permitting
Friday, September 20
Westchester NY — More than fifty drawings and paintings by Bethel CT artist Edward Burke relating to environmental issues, this exhibit is my shared artistic journey — “Colorless & Odorless” — Opening reception September 6, 2019 at the Hankin Academic Arts Building - Fine Arts Gallery - Westchester Community College.
Curator Melissa Hall and Matthew Ferranto, interim director...
As part of its ongoing effort to educate the public about African American culture on the 400th anniversary of the first slaves in America, Ethical Culture Society of Westchester will honor the music of African Americans through the decades.
The concert is part of ECSW's new Ethical Cafe series and will feature performances from artists Yao Lawrence Cunningham, Lynn...