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
Cycle enthusiasts and casual bikers will gather this September for Cycle of Support, the 11th annual bike ride hosted by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. Cycle of Support is a half-day charity event in which proceeds fund a broad range of mental health programs for children in New York City and Westchester.
The ride will offer three courses,...
Internationally Renowned Musicians Coming to JazzFest White Plains September 11-15
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Improve your photography skills on a monthly photo walk through the gardens with photographer Jessica Norman. This month's theme is light and shadow. Bring your camera or phone. Pre-registration (required) and more information on the website. Photo by Jessica Norman
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...
Sunday, September 15th the Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manor will host the “Fifth Annual Westchester Putnam Touch A Truck” from 10 am to 3 pm. It will be located at 155 Highland Avenue where the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society holds their Annual Italian Feast each July.
Westchester Putnam Touch A Truck will provide a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore and learn about all...
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s...
Celebrating its 49th year the American Gold Cup returns to Old Salem Farm. Watch Olympic caliber equestrian show jumping as horse and rider compete to win the $210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York for the American Gold Cup presented by CaptiveOne™ Advisors. Enjoy boutique shopping featuring Hermès and Danbury Porsche and Audi, great food, pony rides, kids crafts, face...
BRONXVILLE, NY– NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will host the second annual Be Well Bash on Sunday, September 15, from Noon-3 p.m., on the front lawn of The Bronxville School, located at 177 Pondfield Road. (Rain date: Saturday, September 21) The free wellness and injury prevention event is geared toward all members of the community including families, student athletes, weekend...
The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 10th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds September 12th through the 15th. The popular event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the spectacular four-day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as the biggest event in Rockland County. ...
Join us at our 2019 annual Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival. Located at 10 Mill Road New Rochelle, our festival features delicious Greek food and pastries, a live Greek band and DJ and dancing under our big tent. There are shopping opportunities at our flea market, Greek deli and marketplace with jewelry and clothing. Plus rides and games for the kids and if you're feeling...