Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is the eighth most populous city in the state of New York. North side Mount Vernon has a suburban look, while Southside Mount Vernon has an urban feel, resembling the Bronx, which abuts the city to the south. In fact, in 1894, the voters of Mount Vernon (and nearby Yonkers) voted, along with the voters of Kings County (present day Brooklyn), Queens County, and Richmond County (present day Staten Island), in a referendum on whether or not they wanted to become part of a “Greater New York City”. While the results were positive elsewhere, the returns were so negative in Mount Vernon and Yonkers that those two areas were not included in the consolidated city and remained independent.

Mount Vernon’s downtown business district is located on the city’s South side, which features the City Hall, office buildings, and other municipal establishments.

Unlike neighboring Wakefield (in the Bronx), which was named after the plantation where George Washington was born, Mount Vernon was not named after a site associated with George Washington; the naming of the city of Mount Vernon precedes the eponymous Virginia plantation where Washington spent his final years. Anne Hutchinson founded the Westchester city in the 17th Century and named it for its green mount (hence the name, Mount Vernon).

The Mount Vernon Public Library, a gift to the city from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1904 and is now part of the Westchester Library System, providing educational, cultural and computer services to county residents of all ages.

Mount Vernon has in recent years undergone a transition from a city of homes and small businesses to a city of regional commerce. Between 2000 and 2006, the city of Mount Vernon’s economy grew 20.5%, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the New York metropolitan area.
Mount Vernon is bordered by the village of Bronxville and city of New Rochelle to the north, by the town of Pelham and city of Pelham Manor to the east, by the Hutchinson River and the Eastchester and Wakefield sections of the Bronx, and by the city of Yonkers and the Bronx River to the west.

Mount Vernon is typically thought to be divided into four major sections in four square miles: Downtown, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side, and South Side.

Downtown

Downtown Mount Vernon features the Gramatan Avenue and Fourth Avenue shopping district (known as “The Avenue” by locals and the Petrillo Plaza transit hub, and houses the city’s central government.

Downtown is currently in the same condition it was 40 years ago. It features the same mid-century architecture and format, little changed, and struggles to keep up with the surrounding community’s rapid development. Former mayor Clinton Young had vowed to make Mount Vernon a new epicenter with a new central business district. His failed plans included establishing commercial office space and rezoning to allow high density development in the downtown, as well as affordable and market rate housing.

Mount Vernon Heights

Mount Vernon Heights’ highly elevated terrain has earned the moniker “The rolling hills of homes”. It is home to the city’s commercial corridor, along Sandford Boulevard (6th Street).

Sandford Blvd (6th Street)—also known as “Sandford Square”—is a certified commercial corridor, which anchors businesses such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Colonial Plaza (a strip mall), CVS Pharmacy, Famous Footwear, Hooperstown, Petco, Restaurant Depot, Staples, Stop and Shop, and Target. Sandford Square attracts residents from Mount Vernon, nearby communities in Westchester County and the Bronx, and shoppers from as far away as Connecticut via the Merrit Parkway and I-95, which merge onto the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Most of the commercial development in this corridor has occurred since the 1980s. The area is still undergoing revitalization to encourage economic development within this 400-acre (1.6 km2) of land situated along and around the boulevard.[citation needed]

North Side

Mount Vernon’s North Side is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Westchester County. The northern part of the city consists of five neighborhoods: Chester Heights, Estate Manor/Aubyn Estates, Fleetwood, Huntswood, and Oakwood Heights. In Fleetwood, many large co-op buildings line the center of town, which is bisected by Gramatan Avenue. The Huntswood and Estates sections are more affluent areas situated on the border between Mount Vernon and the Village of Bronxville, with property values ranging from high $400,000 to millions of dollars for single houses.[citation needed]

South Side

Mount Vernon’s South Side, which abuts the The Bronx, resembles New York City and includes the neighborhoods Parkside and Southside. Numerous industrial businesses are located in Parkside, while the rest of Southside Mount Vernon features multi-family homes, apartment buildings, commercial businesses and housing projects.[citation needed]

South Side Mount Vernon features notable city landmarks such as Brush Park, Hutchinson Field, the Boys and Girls Club, and St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. NBA basketball player Ben Gordon, who is from the South Side, has dedicated two playgrounds to the city: one on South Eighth Avenue, and the other at the Mount Vernon YMCA Family Center.[citation needed]

Cultures and ancestry

The city has an enormously diverse population for its size and, for that reason, is often considered an exemplar for cities within the county.[who?] In just four square miles, the city includes over 98 different nationalities, and major ancestry groups reported by Mount Vernon residents including

The city has a large Brazilian community located in the neighborhoods just north and east of the downtown; it also has the largest West African and West Indian populations in the county. These groups mainly occupy the southwest corner of the city near The Bronx borderline.

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New Rochelle

New Rochelle

New Rochelle is a unique Westchester County city that offers suburban living while meeting the demands of 21st-century businesses and lifestyles. This appealing combination is enhanced by its convenient location, exciting mix of cultures and fine educational system, all of which have made New Rochelle one of southern Westchester County’s most desirable residential communities.

Residential profile

New Rochelle is commonly referred to as the Home Town because of the significant amount of single-family, residential development that exists throughout most of the city. While the formerly industrial downtown section is more densely developed, with condominiums, high rises, offices, shopping centers, affordable housing complexes, a medical center, nursing homes, two college campuses and an inter modal transportation hub, the rest of the city consists of sprawling, residential neighborhoods. There are more than 11,500 single family units within the city, more than that of neighboring Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Scarsdale combined. The total number of separate households surpasses 26,000, more than that of neighboring Pelham, Pelham Manor, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck and Larchmont combined.

Geography

New Rochelle is located at the southeastern point of continental New York State. It lies on the Long Island Sound, bordered on the west by Pelham, Pelham Manor and Eastchester, by Scarsdale to the north and east, and Mamaroneck and Larchmont to the east. The city lies 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the New York City border (Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.3 km2). The city has a rough triangle shape, approximately 10 miles (16 km) from north to south and 1.5 miles (2 km) from east to west at its widest point.

In 1930, New Rochelle recorded a population of 54,000, up from 36,213 only ten years earlier. During the 1930s, New Rochelle was the wealthiest city per capita in New York state and the third wealthiest in the country.

By the end of the century, the Metro North railroad station was rebuilt along with a $190 million entertainment complex, nicknamed New Roc City, which features a 19-screen movie theater, an IMAX theater, an indoor ice-hockey arena, mini-golf, go karts, an arcade, restaurants, a hotel, loft-apartments and a mega supermarket. The complex was built on the site of the former New Rochelle Mall, which had opened in 1968.

In 2014, led by Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle solidified its relationship with RDRXR, http://www.newrochelleny.com/index.aspx?nid=1015 to transform the downtown area signaling the beginning of the largest and most important economic development initiative in the city’s history. Initiated to not only keep its patrons and citizens but to also attract new ones, as well as spurring new economic development that’ll be beneficial to the masses, the superlative and prodigious journey began.

White Plains

White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York. It is the county seat and commercial hub of Westchester, an affluent suburban county that is home to almost one million people, just north of New York City. White Plains is located in south-central Westchester, with its downtown about 7 miles (11 km) east of the Hudson River and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the Long Island Sound. It is bordered to the north by the town of North Castle, to the north and east by the town/village of Harrison, to the south by the town/village of Scarsdale, and to the west by the town of Greenburgh.

As of 2013, the city’s total population was estimated to be 57,866, up from 56,853 at the 2010 census.[3] According to the city government, the daytime weekday population is estimated at 250,000.[4] The city was ranked third in the top 10 places to live in New York for 2014, according to national online real estate brokerage Movoto.

Tourism

The White Plains Farmers’ Market operates year-round in the city, setting up Downtown at 255 Main Street from May to November, and in the Westchester County Center the rest of the year. In addition to the various food products sold, there is often also live music at the Market

Yonkers

Yonkers (US /ˈjɑːŋkərz/[3]) is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York (behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester), and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census). An inner suburb of New York City, Yonkers directly borders the Bronx and is located two miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the municipalities’ closest points.

Yonkers’ downtown is centered on a plaza known as Getty Square, where the municipal government is located. The area also houses significant local businesses and non-profits, and serves as a major retail hub for Yonkers and the northwest Bronx.

The city is home to several attractions, including the Hudson River Museum; Saw Mill River Daylighting, wherein a parking lot was removed to uncover a river; Science Barge; Sherwood House; and Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track that has renovated its grounds and clubhouse and added legalized video slot machine gambling in 2006 in a “racino” called Empire City.

Major shopping areas can be found in Getty Square, on South Broadway, at the Cross County Shopping Center and Westchester’s Ridge Hill, and along Central Park Avenue, informally called “Central Ave” by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains.

Northeast Yonkers

Northeast Yonkers is a primarily Irish-American and Italian-American area. Though suburban, it more closely resembles parts of the Bronx than the town of Greenburgh to the north. House sizes vary widely, from small houses set close together, to larger homes in areas like Lawrence Park West, and mid-rise apartment buildings along Central Avenue (NY 100). Tuckahoe Road, which intersects Central Avenue, contains many large retail stores as well. Notable former residents include Steven Tyler (born Steven Tallarico) of the rock band Aerosmith, whose childhood home was just off Central Avenue on Pembrook Drive. Northeastern Yonkers contains the desirable Crestwood, Colonial Heights, Cedar Knolls, and Beech Hill sections of the city, as well as several other wealthy enclaves such as Lawrence Park West and the gated community of Winchester Villages. Landmarks include St Vladimir’s Seminary, as well as Sarah Lawrence College, and the Tanglewood Shopping Center (one-time home of The Tanglewood Boys gang). Northeast Yonkers is somewhat more upscale than the rest of the city, and due to the proximity of several Metro-North commuter railroad stations, its residents tend to be employed in corporate positions in Manhattan.

Northwest Yonkers

Northwest Yonkers is a collection of widely varying neighborhoods, spanning from the Hudson River to around the New York State Thruway/I-87 and from Ashburton Avenue north to the Hastings-on-Hudson border. With the Hudson River bordering it to the west, this area has many beautiful Victorian-era homes with panoramic views of the Palisades. An interest in historic preservation has taken hold in this neighborhood in recent years, as demonstrated on streets like Shonnard Terrace, Delavan Terrace and Hudson Terrace. The population of northwestern Yonkers is probably the most ethnically diverse in the city.

Neighborhoods include Nepera Park, Runyon Heights, Homefield, Glenwood, and Greystone. Landmarks include the Hudson River Museum, Untermyer Park and the Lenoir Nature Preserve. The significant amount of surviving Victorian architecture and 19th century estates in northwest Yonkers has attracted many filmmakers in recent years.

The two block section of Palisade Avenue between Chase and Roberts Avenues in northwest Yonkers is colloquially known as “the north end” or “the end”. It was and still is the only retail area in the neighborhood, and was well known for an original soda fountain store, “Urich’s,” and Robbins Pharmacy. It was once the end of the #2 trolley line, which has since been replaced by a Bee-line Bus route. One part of Yonkers that is sometimes overlooked is Nepera Park. This is a small section at the northern part of Nepperhan Avenue on the Hastings-on-Hudson border. Nepperhan Avenue in Nepera Park is also a major shopping district for the area.

Southeast Yonkers

Southeast Yonkers is mostly Irish-American (many of the Irish being native born) and Italian-American. Many of the businesses and type of architecture in southeast Yonkers bear a greater resemblance to certain parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island than to points north. This is not surprising as southeastern Yonkers is largely within walking distance of the Riverdale, Woodlawn, and Wakefield sections of the Bronx. Many residents regard eastern McLean Avenue, home to a vibrant Irish community shared with the Woodlawn section of the Bronx, to be the true hub of Yonkers.

Similarly, a portion of Midland Avenue in the Dunwoodie section has been called the “Little Italy” of Yonkers. Landmarks of southeastern Yonkers include the Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers Raceway, and St. Joseph’s Seminary in the Dunwoodie neighborhood, which was visited by Pope John Paul II in October 1995 and later by Pope Benedict XVI in April 2008.

Southwest Yonkers

Getty Square, Yonkers’s downtown, is the civic center and central business district of the city. Much of Southwest Yonkers grew densely along the multiple railroad and trolley (now bus) lines along South Broadway and in Getty Square, connecting to New York City. Clusters of apartment buildings surrounded the stations of the Yonkers branch of the New York and Putnam Railroad and the Third Avenue Railway trolley lines, and these buildings still remain although now served by the Bee-Line Bus System; The railroad companies themselves built neighborhoods of mixed housing types ranging from apartment buildings to large mansions in areas like Park Hill wherein the railroad also built a funicular to connect it with the train station in the valley. This traditionally African-American and white area has seen a tremendous influx of immigrants from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Middle East. 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.

The area is also home to significant historical and educational institutions including the historic Philipse Manor Hall (a New York State Historic Site that houses one of three papier mache ceilings in the United States), The Science Barge, Beczak Environmental Education Center, and a 2003 Yonkers Public Library.

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 Getty Square area has helped to nurture growth for Southwest Yonkers.

In the early 2000s several new luxury apartment buildings 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 X20 – Xaviars on Hudson is located at the renovated pier with much success.[22][23] There are new proposals along with the current projects which are intended to revitalize downtown Yonkers

Waterfront

The shoreline within the City of New Rochelle measures 2.7 miles (4.3 km), but due to many irregularities and off-shore islands, the actual length of the waterfront is 9.3 miles (15.0 km).Yacht, sailing and rowing clubs dot the coast on Long Island Sound and beach clubs line the shores of Davenport Neck. Beckwithe Point, The Greentree Country Club and The Surf Club are the largest of the private shore clubs, providing waterfront recreation to members during the summer season. The New York Athletic Club sits on Travers Island, located on the border of New Rochelle and Pelham Manor.

Parks

The City has an impressive collection of parklands and nature preserves, with 102.5 acres (0.415 km2) of inland waters, 231.51 acres (0.9369 km2) of public park lands and 168 acres (0.68 km2) of park lets.

  • Glen Island — The park is a 105-acre (0.42 km2) island property connected to the mainland by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. One of the main features of the park is its pristine, crescent shaped beach offering access to Long Island Sound.
  • Five Islands Park -is a series of islands connected by small footbridges and pathways, offers playground, sports, hiking and camping facilities for all residents to enjoy.
  • Hudson Park -encompasses 13 acres (0.053 km2) along the city’s harbor front and includes a beach for residents, the city boathouse, greenhouses, the shore station of the United States Coast Guard and several yacht and rowing clubs. The park is traditionally accepted as the original landing place of the Huguenot settlers. A granite boulder with bronze tablets commemorates the event.
  • Davids’ Island- a 78-acre (320,000 m2) island of the coast of the city, is being transformed from a former American military base (Fort Slocum) into a park and environmental preserve.. The waters surrounding the Island are home to Winter Flounder, Atlantic Herring, and Atlantic Silversides.
  • Ward Acres – located in the North End, is a combination of untouched forest, wild lawns and meadows, acres of hiking, exercise trails and historic horse stables/cemeteries. In 2007, The Westchester County Department of Conservation produced a Natural Resource Management Plan in order to identify and protect the natural resource needs of the park. It encompasses 62 acres (250,000 m2), with the forests divided into four main sections, each distinct in both general characteristics and species presence. It’s formed by a portion of a former private state that contained a horse farm, and by an old railroad right of way. It includes a 3-acre (12,000 m2) fenced-in dog run, and it is the only park in the City in which residents can walk a dog without a leash.[35]
  • The Leatherstocking Trail is a 2-mile (3.2 km) long, inter-municipal hiking trail situated between New Rochelle and Mamaroneck, eventually linking into Saxon Woods County Park. It is part of a larger “Colonial Greenway Trail” in which it connects to Twin Lakes/Nature Study and Saxon Woods parks.[36]
  • Sheldrake Lake which formerly served as a reservoir supplying the areas drinking water, is now a 60 acres (0.24 km2) park and nature conservancy promoting an increased understanding of the local ecology.
  • Twin Lakes Park, combined with the adjacent Nature Study Woods comprise 220 acres (0.89 km2) of woods, marsh, lakes, ponds and some fields along the Hutchinson River in New Rochelle’s Northend. There are many foot trails weaving through woods, marshlands, fields and around two large lakes

The White Plains Performing Arts Center, which can seat up to 410 people, serves as a venue for a variety of events, such as Broadway theater and concerts.

White Plains is home to the Westchester Philharmonic, the sole professional symphony orchestra in Westchester County.[45] The Philharmonic performs at SUNY Purchase’s Performing Arts Center

The Bronx

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

White Plains

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

purchase

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

bronxville

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

scarsdale

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

pelham

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

yonkers

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

harrison

Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city

New Rochelle

New Rochelle

New Rochelle is a unique Westchester County city that offers suburban living while meeting the demands of 21st-century businesses and lifestyles. This appealing combination is enhanced by its convenient location, exciting mix of cultures and fine educational system, all of which have made New Rochelle one of southern Westchester County’s most desirable residential communities.

Residential profile

New Rochelle is commonly referred to as the Home Town because of the significant amount of single-family, residential development that exists throughout most of the city. While the formerly industrial downtown section is more densely developed, with condominiums, high rises, offices, shopping centers, affordable housing complexes, a medical center, nursing homes, two college campuses and an inter modal transportation hub, the rest of the city consists of sprawling, residential neighborhoods. There are more than 11,500 single family units within the city, more than that of neighboring Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Scarsdale combined. The total number of separate households surpasses 26,000, more than that of neighboring Pelham, Pelham Manor, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck and Larchmont combined.

Geography

New Rochelle is located at the southeastern point of continental New York State. It lies on the Long Island Sound, bordered on the west by Pelham, Pelham Manor and Eastchester, by Scarsdale to the north and east, and Mamaroneck and Larchmont to the east. The city lies 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the New York City border (Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.3 km2). The city has a rough triangle shape, approximately 10 miles (16 km) from north to south and 1.5 miles (2 km) from east to west at its widest point.

In 1930, New Rochelle recorded a population of 54,000, up from 36,213 only ten years earlier. During the 1930s, New Rochelle was the wealthiest city per capita in New York state and the third wealthiest in the country.

By the end of the century, the Metro North railroad station was rebuilt along with a $190 million entertainment complex, nicknamed New Roc City, which features a 19-screen movie theater, an IMAX theater, an indoor ice-hockey arena, mini-golf, go karts, an arcade, restaurants, a hotel, loft-apartments and a mega supermarket. The complex was built on the site of the former New Rochelle Mall, which had opened in 1968.

In 2014, led by Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle solidified its relationship with RDRXR, http://www.newrochelleny.com/index.aspx?nid=1015 to transform the downtown area signaling the beginning of the largest and most important economic development initiative in the city’s history. Initiated to not only keep its patrons and citizens but to also attract new ones, as well as spurring new economic development that’ll be beneficial to the masses, the superlative and prodigious journey began.

White Plains

White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York. It is the county seat and commercial hub of Westchester, an affluent suburban county that is home to almost one million people, just north of New York City. White Plains is located in south-central Westchester, with its downtown about 7 miles (11 km) east of the Hudson River and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the Long Island Sound. It is bordered to the north by the town of North Castle, to the north and east by the town/village of Harrison, to the south by the town/village of Scarsdale, and to the west by the town of Greenburgh.

As of 2013, the city’s total population was estimated to be 57,866, up from 56,853 at the 2010 census.[3] According to the city government, the daytime weekday population is estimated at 250,000.[4] The city was ranked third in the top 10 places to live in New York for 2014, according to national online real estate brokerage Movoto.

Tourism

The White Plains Farmers’ Market operates year-round in the city, setting up Downtown at 255 Main Street from May to November, and in the Westchester County Center the rest of the year. In addition to the various food products sold, there is often also live music at the Market

Yonkers

Yonkers (US /ˈjɑːŋkərz/[3]) is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York (behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester), and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census). An inner suburb of New York City, Yonkers directly borders the Bronx and is located two miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the municipalities’ closest points.

Yonkers’ downtown is centered on a plaza known as Getty Square, where the municipal government is located. The area also houses significant local businesses and non-profits, and serves as a major retail hub for Yonkers and the northwest Bronx.

The city is home to several attractions, including the Hudson River Museum; Saw Mill River Daylighting, wherein a parking lot was removed to uncover a river; Science Barge; Sherwood House; and Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track that has renovated its grounds and clubhouse and added legalized video slot machine gambling in 2006 in a “racino” called Empire City.

Major shopping areas can be found in Getty Square, on South Broadway, at the Cross County Shopping Center and Westchester’s Ridge Hill, and along Central Park Avenue, informally called “Central Ave” by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains.

Northeast Yonkers

Northeast Yonkers is a primarily Irish-American and Italian-American area. Though suburban, it more closely resembles parts of the Bronx than the town of Greenburgh to the north. House sizes vary widely, from small houses set close together, to larger homes in areas like Lawrence Park West, and mid-rise apartment buildings along Central Avenue (NY 100). Tuckahoe Road, which intersects Central Avenue, contains many large retail stores as well. Notable former residents include Steven Tyler (born Steven Tallarico) of the rock band Aerosmith, whose childhood home was just off Central Avenue on Pembrook Drive. Northeastern Yonkers contains the desirable Crestwood, Colonial Heights, Cedar Knolls, and Beech Hill sections of the city, as well as several other wealthy enclaves such as Lawrence Park West and the gated community of Winchester Villages. Landmarks include St Vladimir’s Seminary, as well as Sarah Lawrence College, and the Tanglewood Shopping Center (one-time home of The Tanglewood Boys gang). Northeast Yonkers is somewhat more upscale than the rest of the city, and due to the proximity of several Metro-North commuter railroad stations, its residents tend to be employed in corporate positions in Manhattan.

Northwest Yonkers

Northwest Yonkers is a collection of widely varying neighborhoods, spanning from the Hudson River to around the New York State Thruway/I-87 and from Ashburton Avenue north to the Hastings-on-Hudson border. With the Hudson River bordering it to the west, this area has many beautiful Victorian-era homes with panoramic views of the Palisades. An interest in historic preservation has taken hold in this neighborhood in recent years, as demonstrated on streets like Shonnard Terrace, Delavan Terrace and Hudson Terrace. The population of northwestern Yonkers is probably the most ethnically diverse in the city.

Neighborhoods include Nepera Park, Runyon Heights, Homefield, Glenwood, and Greystone. Landmarks include the Hudson River Museum, Untermyer Park and the Lenoir Nature Preserve. The significant amount of surviving Victorian architecture and 19th century estates in northwest Yonkers has attracted many filmmakers in recent years.

The two block section of Palisade Avenue between Chase and Roberts Avenues in northwest Yonkers is colloquially known as “the north end” or “the end”. It was and still is the only retail area in the neighborhood, and was well known for an original soda fountain store, “Urich’s,” and Robbins Pharmacy. It was once the end of the #2 trolley line, which has since been replaced by a Bee-line Bus route. One part of Yonkers that is sometimes overlooked is Nepera Park. This is a small section at the northern part of Nepperhan Avenue on the Hastings-on-Hudson border. Nepperhan Avenue in Nepera Park is also a major shopping district for the area.

Southeast Yonkers

Southeast Yonkers is mostly Irish-American (many of the Irish being native born) and Italian-American. Many of the businesses and type of architecture in southeast Yonkers bear a greater resemblance to certain parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island than to points north. This is not surprising as southeastern Yonkers is largely within walking distance of the Riverdale, Woodlawn, and Wakefield sections of the Bronx. Many residents regard eastern McLean Avenue, home to a vibrant Irish community shared with the Woodlawn section of the Bronx, to be the true hub of Yonkers.

Similarly, a portion of Midland Avenue in the Dunwoodie section has been called the “Little Italy” of Yonkers. Landmarks of southeastern Yonkers include the Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers Raceway, and St. Joseph’s Seminary in the Dunwoodie neighborhood, which was visited by Pope John Paul II in October 1995 and later by Pope Benedict XVI in April 2008.

Southwest Yonkers

Getty Square, Yonkers’s downtown, is the civic center and central business district of the city. Much of Southwest Yonkers grew densely along the multiple railroad and trolley (now bus) lines along South Broadway and in Getty Square, connecting to New York City. Clusters of apartment buildings surrounded the stations of the Yonkers branch of the New York and Putnam Railroad and the Third Avenue Railway trolley lines, and these buildings still remain although now served by the Bee-Line Bus System; The railroad companies themselves built neighborhoods of mixed housing types ranging from apartment buildings to large mansions in areas like Park Hill wherein the railroad also built a funicular to connect it with the train station in the valley. This traditionally African-American and white area has seen a tremendous influx of immigrants from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Middle East. 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.

The area is also home to significant historical and educational institutions including the historic Philipse Manor Hall (a New York State Historic Site that houses one of three papier mache ceilings in the United States), The Science Barge, Beczak Environmental Education Center, and a 2003 Yonkers Public Library.

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 Getty Square area has helped to nurture growth for Southwest Yonkers.

In the early 2000s several new luxury apartment buildings 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 X20 – Xaviars on Hudson is located at the renovated pier with much success.[22][23] There are new proposals along with the current projects which are intended to revitalize downtown Yonkers

Waterfront

The shoreline within the City of New Rochelle measures 2.7 miles (4.3 km), but due to many irregularities and off-shore islands, the actual length of the waterfront is 9.3 miles (15.0 km).Yacht, sailing and rowing clubs dot the coast on Long Island Sound and beach clubs line the shores of Davenport Neck. Beckwithe Point, The Greentree Country Club and The Surf Club are the largest of the private shore clubs, providing waterfront recreation to members during the summer season. The New York Athletic Club sits on Travers Island, located on the border of New Rochelle and Pelham Manor.

Parks

The City has an impressive collection of parklands and nature preserves, with 102.5 acres (0.415 km2) of inland waters, 231.51 acres (0.9369 km2) of public park lands and 168 acres (0.68 km2) of park lets.

  • Glen Island — The park is a 105-acre (0.42 km2) island property connected to the mainland by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. One of the main features of the park is its pristine, crescent shaped beach offering access to Long Island Sound.
  • Five Islands Park -is a series of islands connected by small footbridges and pathways, offers playground, sports, hiking and camping facilities for all residents to enjoy.
  • Hudson Park -encompasses 13 acres (0.053 km2) along the city’s harbor front and includes a beach for residents, the city boathouse, greenhouses, the shore station of the United States Coast Guard and several yacht and rowing clubs. The park is traditionally accepted as the original landing place of the Huguenot settlers. A granite boulder with bronze tablets commemorates the event.
  • Davids’ Island- a 78-acre (320,000 m2) island of the coast of the city, is being transformed from a former American military base (Fort Slocum) into a park and environmental preserve.. The waters surrounding the Island are home to Winter Flounder, Atlantic Herring, and Atlantic Silversides.
  • Ward Acres – located in the North End, is a combination of untouched forest, wild lawns and meadows, acres of hiking, exercise trails and historic horse stables/cemeteries. In 2007, The Westchester County Department of Conservation produced a Natural Resource Management Plan in order to identify and protect the natural resource needs of the park. It encompasses 62 acres (250,000 m2), with the forests divided into four main sections, each distinct in both general characteristics and species presence. It’s formed by a portion of a former private state that contained a horse farm, and by an old railroad right of way. It includes a 3-acre (12,000 m2) fenced-in dog run, and it is the only park in the City in which residents can walk a dog without a leash.[35]
  • The Leatherstocking Trail is a 2-mile (3.2 km) long, inter-municipal hiking trail situated between New Rochelle and Mamaroneck, eventually linking into Saxon Woods County Park. It is part of a larger “Colonial Greenway Trail” in which it connects to Twin Lakes/Nature Study and Saxon Woods parks.[36]
  • Sheldrake Lake which formerly served as a reservoir supplying the areas drinking water, is now a 60 acres (0.24 km2) park and nature conservancy promoting an increased understanding of the local ecology.
  • Twin Lakes Park, combined with the adjacent Nature Study Woods comprise 220 acres (0.89 km2) of woods, marsh, lakes, ponds and some fields along the Hutchinson River in New Rochelle’s Northend. There are many foot trails weaving through woods, marshlands, fields and around two large lakes

The White Plains Performing Arts Center, which can seat up to 410 people, serves as a venue for a variety of events, such as Broadway theater and concerts.

White Plains is home to the Westchester Philharmonic, the sole professional symphony orchestra in Westchester County.[45] The Philharmonic performs at SUNY Purchase’s Performing Arts Center

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Test The Bronx  is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York. It is geographically south of Westchester County; north and east of the island and borough of Manhattan to the south and west across the Harlem River; and north of the borough of Queens, across the East River. Of the five boroughs, the Bronx is the only one that has the majority of its area on the U.S. mainland and, with a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,455,444 in 2015, has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third highestpopulation density. Since 1914, the Bronx has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, a county of New York and the third most densely populated county in the United States.[2]

There are more than 60 neighborhoods in the Bronx and they are generally classified as being either in the East Bronx or West Bronx.

West Bronx

Riverdale – One of the West Bronx’s most desirable areas, Riverdale was particularly wealthy at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, Riverdale retains much of its historic charm. In addition to being home to a number of historic synagogues and a museum of Judaica, two Roman Catholic colleges also call Riverdale home.

Fordham – This neighborhood is dominated by mid-rise apartment buildings and the historic campus of Fordham University. It’s also home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Woodlawn – This northwestern Bronx neighborhood is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy Irish pubs and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the famous Woodlawn Cemetery where notables including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein Sr., W.C. Handy, and Joseph Pulitzer are buried.

 

East Bronx

Pelham Gardens – This neighborhood has always had sizeable Italian-American and Jewish populations. Upper middle class professionals live here as well as working class individuals and the three major hospitals here have attracted many healthcare professionals to the neighborhood as well.

City Island – Most famous for its seafood restaurants, City Island has a population of less than 5,000 individuals and resembles a small New England fishing village. Galleries are commonplace, and there’s also a theater and a few small museums on the island. There are four yacht clubs here as well and City Island has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows.

Morris Park – Home to one of the largest Italian populations in the city, Morris Park has achieved notoriety for its annual Columbus Day parade. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located here Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, one of the best in the city. Notable past residents include TV personality Regis Philbin, boxer Jake LaMotta, and author Mary Higgins Clark.

Throggs Neck – This is an extremely diverse Bronx neighborhood, with a large variety of homes from simple apartments to middle-class single houses to large upscale homes on the waterfront. Historians note it was one of the areas exempt from the urban decay that hit the Bronx in the 1970s.

Many individuals who live in the Bronx do so because of the interesting diversity of the area and the lower housing prices available compared to neighboring Manhattan. In addition, because The Bronx is served by six New York City subway lines (there are 70 stations in The Bronx), it’s easy to make one’s way into the city for work and leisure activities such as attending theatrical productions, visiting museums, and going out to dinner.

The Bronx, however, has its own perks as well. There are several sizeable shopping districts including The Hub in the South Bronx, which is known as the “Broadway of the Bronx.” There’s also the newer Bay Plaza Shopping Center, a sizeable mall.

Of course, the new Yankee Stadium is also located in The Bronx, making this borough a favorite destination for baseball lovers throughout New York and visitors from around the world. The stadium also occasionally hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.

Parks are available for those who enjoy a green place to walk or are seeking a place for the kids to play. For example, 718-acre Bronx Park is full of interesting monuments and sculptures and is a fun place to explore. There’s also Pelham Bay Park, which – at more than 2,700 acres – is the largest in the city