Yonkers is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. Developed along the Hudson River, it is the third-most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City and Buffalo. The population of Yonkers was 211,569, as enumerated in the 2020 United States Census. It is classified as an inner suburb of New York City, located directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles (3 km) north of Marble Hill, Manhattan, the northernmost point in Manhattan.
Yonkers, NY downtown is centered on a plaza called Getty Square, where the municipal government is located. The downtown area also houses significant local businesses and nonprofit organizations. It serves as a major retail hub for Yonkers and the northwest Bronx. The city is home to several attractions, including access to the Hudson River, Tibbetts Brook Park, with its public pool with slides and lazy river and two-mile walking loop Untermyer Park; Hudson River Museum; Saw Mill River daylighting, wherein a parking lot was removed to uncover the Nepperkamack (Saw Mill River); Science Barge; and Sherwood House. Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track, renovated its grounds and clubhouse and added legalized video slot machine gambling in 2006 to become a “racino” named Empire City. In more recent years, Yonkers has undergone progressive gentrification.
Major shopping areas are located in Getty Square, on South Broadway, at the Cross County Shopping Center, and Westchester’s Ridge Hill, along Central Park Avenue, informally called “Central Ave” by area residents, officially a few miles north in White Plains. Yonkers is known as the “City of Seven Hills,” including Park, Nodine, Ridge, Cross, Locust, Glen, and Church Hills.
Quality of Life
Yonkers offers a terrific lifestyle for families, young professionals, seniors, or those passing through. The city boasts dozens of diverse neighborhoods offering quiet, residential, tree-lined streets, vibrant city living, and everything. There’s always something to do in Yonkers, from our waterfront esplanade to our golf courses and pools, our more than 70 parks and historic sites, and our shopping and entertainment venues. EZ Westchester Junk Removal
The day lasts as long as you want it to in Yonkers, thanks to the variety of educational and cultural offerings such as the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers Arts Weekend, the award-winning “daylighted” Saw Mill River at Van der Donck Park, Riverfest, Jazz & Blues at Dusk at the waterfront amphitheater, Philipse Manor Hall, historic Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers Philharmonic, and YoHo Artist Studios.
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