Life in and Around Yonkers
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 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census). Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the cities' two respective closest points.
The city is home to several attractions: the Hudson River Museum, the Sherwood House, the Science Barge, Cross County Shopping Center, 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. There are also many large shopping areas along Central Park Avenue (NY 100), informally called "Central Ave" by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains, New York.
Some area attractions include:
Hudson River Museum - Yonkers
Wave Hill - Riverdale, Bronx
Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx
Central Park - Manhattan
Lincoln Center - Manhattan
Yankee Stadium - Bronx
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manhattan
Broadway - Manhattan
United Nations - Manhattan
Museum of Natural History - Manhattan