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Yonkers (US /ˈjɑːŋkərz/) 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). It is an inner suburb of New York City, directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles (3 km) 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 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.

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The fourth most populous city in the New York state is well frequented as well. The place is like an inner suburb and draws a lot of visitors who come here to witness its many attractions including the Hudson River Museum, Untermeyer Park, The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, Sherwood House and Tibbetts Brook Park. The place is also home to Yonkers Raceway which is a popular racing track and a great hangout place for folks. If you are someone who likes shopping a lot, don't think and just head to one of these famous places- Getty Square, Cross County Shopping Center and Central Ave, for a hefty shopping rendezvous. Check out its various neighbourhood on you stay here. Make sure to visit Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church which is a prominent relic here. Check out the buildings, shop around and interact with folks, no matter what you do, you will have plenty of fun here!

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Facts and Stats for Yonkers*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yonkers

    Know the pollution level of Yonkers before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Yonkers: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yonkers for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yonkers.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Yonkers - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 75.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.47 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yonkers

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yonkers

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.09 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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