🇺🇸 Yonkers is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. Developed along the Hudson River, it is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York. It is classified as an inner suburb of New York City, located directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles north of the northernmost point in Manhattan.
Yonkers's downtown is centered on a plaza known as 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 north-west 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, and along Central Park Avenue, informally called "Central Ave" by area residents, a name it takes 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.
Principal employers According to a recent Report, the principal employers in the city are; 1 Yonkers Raceway; 2 Montefiore IT; 3 Liberty Lines Transit; 4 Leake and Watts Services; 5 POP Displays USA; 6 Stew Leonard's; 7 Consumers Union; 8 Kawasaki Rail; 9 American Sugar Refining; 10 FedEx; 11 Mindspark Interactive Network.
Yonkers has a population of over 200,370 people. Yonkers also forms one of the centres of the wider New York metropolitan area which has a population of over 20,140,470 people. Yonkers is the #359 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.0476 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
Twin Towns - Sister Cities Yonkers has links with:🇦🇱 Kamëz, Albania
Locations Near: Yonkers -73.887,40.9423
Antipodal to: Yonkers 106.113,-40.942