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As the fourth largest city in New York, it has plenty to offer homeowners, even those who rarely venture in to the big city proper. Bordered by the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, Yonkers has plenty of waterfront properties and even more homes with views of the water. The center of Yonkers is home to Getty Square, a large Colonial-era plaza that today functions as a governmental hub.
City services such as the Yonkers Public Library can be found there, as can the larger local businesses and non-profits. The area surrounding Getty Square is the major retail hub of the city, and even lures residents of the Bronx , located just south of the Yonkers city limits. One of the more unique attractions in Yonkers is the Yonkers Raceway and Empire City, a harness racing track with legal video poker machines.
Together, these allow for a small measure of legal gambling within city limits. The city can be conveniently divided into four major districts. The northeast quarter of Yonkers is primarily home to Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans and in many ways resembles the nearby Bronx. This area offers a good selection of small and large homes, as well as condos and apartments.
Off South Broadway and Yonkers Avenue one can find residential neighborhoods, such as Lowerre, Nodine Hill, Park Hill , and Hudson Park off the Hudson River with a mix of building styles ranging from dense clusters of apartment buildings, blocks of retail with apartments above, multifamily row houses , and detached single-family homes. Other neighborhoods of these types, although with a larger number of detached houses, are Ludlow Park, Hudson Park, and Van Cortlandt Crest, off Riverdale Avenue, right over the Riverdale border - the former alongside the Hudson River.
Many residents are of African , Caribbean , Italian , or Mexican descent while an influx those from other cultural backgrounds has continued to shape a culturally diverse community. Some neighborhoods right on the Riverdale border are increasingly becoming home to Orthodox Jews.
The revitalization of the Getty Square area has helped to nurture growth for Southwest Yonkers. In the early s several new luxury apartment buildings, such as 66 Main , were built along the Hudson.
There is also a new "Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson," renovation of a Victorian-era pier, and a new public library housed in the remodeled Otis elevator factory. Peter Kelly 's award-winning fine dining restaurant X 2 0 - Xaviars on Hudson is located at the renovated pier with much success.
Yonkers is governed via a mayor-council system. The Yonkers City Council consists of seven members, six each elected from one of six districts, as well as a Council President to preside over the council.
The mayor and city council president are elected in a citywide vote. Yonkers is typically a Democratic stronghold just like the rest of Westchester County and most of New York state on the national level.
In , Yonkers voted for George H. At the federal level, Democratic representative Eliot Engel represents the city. Public schools in Yonkers are operated by Yonkers Public Schools. Libraries are operated by the Yonkers Public Library. Academy for Jewish Religion , a rabbinical and cantorial school, is located in the Getty Square neighborhood of Yonkers. Yonkers is the top origin and destination for the Bee-Line Bus service area, including Westchester and the northern Bronx, with the Getty Square intermodal hub seeing passenger levels in the millions annually.
Yonkers is served by two heavy-rail commuter lines. Ludlow , Yonkers , Glenwood and Greystone. The Yonkers station is also served by Amtrak. Several Harlem Line stations are on or very near the city's eastern border. These include Wakefield , Mt. A third commuter line dating from the late 19th century, the Putnam Division , was shut down in phases with the final passenger trains making their last runs in Yonkers began a dockless bikeshare program operated by LimeBike in May US 9 , NY 9A and are important surface streets.
The main line of the former New York and Putnam Railroad running through the middle of Yonkers has been converted into a paved walking and bicycling path, called the South County Trailway. It runs north-south in Yonkers from the Hastings-on-Hudson border in the north to the Bronx border in the south at Van Cortlandt Park where it is unpaved as of [update] and is referred to as the Putnam Trail. The historic Croton Aqueduct tunnel has a hard-packed dirt trail, called the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway , running above it for most of its length in Yonkers, with a few on-street routes on the edge of the Getty Square neighborhood.
Founded in , the YFD operates out of 11 Fire Stations, located throughout the city in 2 Battalions, under the command of 1 Assistant Chief per shift. The YFD responds to approximately 16, emergency calls annually. Fountains at Westchester's Ridge Hill. The Yonkers Metro-North Station. Yonkers is twinned with:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The City of Yonkers, New York, located on the majestic Hudson River, is the fourth largest city in the State of New York and is the largest city in beautiful suburban Westchester County with a population of nearly , according to the census. Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York (behind New York City, Buffalo and Rochester), and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of , (according to the Census). Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the cities' closest points. Yonkers Tourism: TripAdvisor has 11, reviews of Yonkers Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Yonkers resource.