Love food? Learn how to take professional food photos!

Get your tickets for Jeanne Muchnick’s food photography workshop on Sept. 17th in Yonkers!

 

Ticket info: https://tickets.lohud.com/e/lohud-food-on-location

MAYOR MIKE SPANO TO DISTRIBUTE OVER 400 BACKPACKS TO PAIDEIA SCHOOL 24 STUDENTS AT 8th ANNUAL “BACKPACK TO SCHOOL” DRIVE

Over 1,500 Backpacks and Over 5,000 Supplies Collected

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will join Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada, Board of Education Trustees, parents, students and staff of Paideia School 24 for the 8th Annual “Backpack to School Drive” Wednesday, August 28th at 12:00 PM at Paideia School 24-Gymnasium (2nd Floor) located at 50 Colin Street, to distribute backpacks and school supplies received through the “Backpack to School Drive” to the students and families in attendance.

Backpacks and School Supplies were donated by corporate and nonprofit sponsors including Precision Concierge New York (PCNY), Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, Heavenly Productions Foundation, Elite Investigations LTD, Ridge Hill, Rock & Rod’s Collector Car Club, Castle Royale, Macaroni Kid-Yonkers and Yonkers residents.

Who:              Mayor Mike Spano

Yonkers City Council

School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada

Yonkers Board of Education Trustees

Paideia School 24 Principal Kim Davis

Paideia School 24 Families & Students

Event Sponsors

What:            “Backpack to School” Drive Press Conference & Distribution

Where:         Paideia School 24’s Gymnasium (2ndFloor)

50 Colin Street, Yonkers

When:           Wednesday, August 28

12:00 PM

6th ANNUAL YONKERS ARTS WEEKEND SHOWCASES OVER 300 ARTISTS AT VENUES ACROSS CITY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 18-19

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will join renowned artists at the 6th Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19th at venues across the City of Yonkers.

Highlights of the weekend, from 12PM- 5PM, include:

  • Z100’s Mo’Bounce hosts LIVE Saturday, May 18th from 1-3PM at 86 & 45 Main Street
  • YES Yonkers Quilt Reveal at Riverfront Library,Saturday, May 18th at 3PM
  • Kite Festival at Hudson River Museum, Sunday,May 19th, from 12:30-5PM
  • 16th Annual YOHO Open Studios in the Carpet Mills Arts District
  • Free Arts & Crafts for Kids/LIVE Musical Performances

Yonkers Arts Weekend, Westchester County’s largest urban arts festival, involves over 300 artists, sculptors, performers, designers and musicians across four spectacular venues across the City.  For more details and the complete schedule for Yonkers Arts Weekend, visit www.yonkersartsweekend.com or Yonkers Arts Weekly on Facebook.

***Interviews & Photo Opps***

WHO:         Mike Spano, City of Yonkers Mayor

Artists, Performers, Musicians & Sculptors

WHAT:      Yonkers Arts Weekend

WHERE:   4 Locations:

  • Pop Up Galleries at 86 Main Street & 45 Main Street
  • Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Ave.)
  • YOHO Studios: Carpet Mills Arts District, 540 Nepperhan Ave.
  • Warburton Galerie, 16 Warburton Ave.

WHEN:       Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th

12PM- 5PM

MAYOR SPANO TO ADDRESS CITY OF YONKERS IN ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY ON MARCH 13th AT YONKERS RIVERFRONT LIBRARY

YONKERS, NY – February 19, 2019 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced his annual State of the City address will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 pm at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Larkin Plaza. The State of the City will be the eighth address for the Mayor since coming into office in 2012.

“Each year I look forward to addressing the residents of Yonkers on the most recent economic, social, business and educational conditions of our City,” said Mayor Spano. “Yonkers continues to make progress and introduce various initiatives that are aimed at bettering Yonkers as a whole.  Most importantly, I strongly believe our city has a vision and a strong foundation which continuously allows us to grow and improve as a community.”

Residents will be able to view Mayor Spano’s address live on-line at www.YonkersNY.gov and locally on television channel 39 (FiOS) and channel 78 (Cablevision). A live broadcast also will be available on social media platforms Facebook & Twitter atwww.Facebook.com/CityofYonkers &www.Twitter.com/CityofYonkers.

YONKERS MAYOR MIKE SPANO ANNOUNCES COOLING CENTERS AS EXTREME HEAT HITS THE CITY

YONKERS, NY – August 28, 2018 Mayor Mike Spano announced today the City of Yonkers will designate several locations throughout the city as Cooling Centers as temperatures will reach 95+ degrees, combined with high levels of humidity.

“As a city it is important that when heat waves hit our area, we make Cooling Centers available to all residents in need of a cool place to rest and stay hydrated,” said Mayor Spano. “I especially encourage our city’s older adults, residents with medical conditions and those working outside to please stay safe and utilize a Cooling Center located nearest to you if needed.”

Mayor Spano said each Cooling Center will be equipped with water, seating and air conditioning. The following locations will be open as Cooling Centers during specified hours for all residents:

Bernice Spreckman Community Center

777 McLean Avenue

12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Scotti Community Center

680 Bronx River Road

11:30 AM to 3:30 PM 

Nodine Hill Community Center

140 Fillmore Street

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Nepperhan Community Center

342 Warburton Avenue

Until 3:00PM

North Yonkers Preservation

219 Ridge Avenue

Until 2:00PM

Yonkers Riverfront Library

One Larkin Center
Until 8:00PM

Grinton I. Will Library

1500 Central Park Avenue

Until 9:00PM

Crestwood Library

16 Thompson Street

Until 9:00PM

Chema Community Center

435 Riverdale Avenue

Until 4:30PM

To ensure safety, the Mayor is also raising awareness of heat safety precautions residents should take during periods of extreme heat:

·         If you have air conditioning already installed, make sure it works properly before the use.

·         Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate them if necessary. Check your home’s air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.

·         Install temporary window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, between windows and drapes to reflect heat back outside.

·         Install weather stripping on your home’s doors and windowsills to keep cool air in and hot air out.

·         Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers, which can reduce the heat entering a home by up to 80 percent.

·         Keep storm windows in place year-round.

·         If you don’t have air conditioning, open your windows during the coolest part of the day and keep fresh air moving around your home with circulating fans.

·         Drink plenty of cool non-alcoholic liquids, especially water.

·         Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat, and wear light-colored clothing to reflect sunlight (dark clothing more readily absorbs sunlight).

·         Keep pets indoors and refill their water bowls frequently.

For more information on City Cooling Centers or for any additional assistance, please call the Mayor’s Help Line at 377-HELP.

HRM After Dark

Party like it’s 1899! A new way to celebrate art, science, music and Gilded-Age glamour at the #HRM. Geared to 21– 39-year-olds.

DJ and Dancing
Cosmic Travels in the Planetarium
Maverick Gallery Tours of “The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour”
Drinks + Light Hors D’oeuvres

$35 members / $40 non-members
#HRMAfterDark

Presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council
Sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine Additional support from The PowerLab

Admission includes 2 drinks. All guests must be 21+. Valid ID required for entry. #nightlife #HRMContemporaries #HudsonRiverMuseum#youngmembersparty #letsparty

Image: Catherine Latson, Birch Corset, 2016. Birch veneer, tapioca wood, vintage remnants. As featured in “The Neo-Victorians.”

To purchase tickets, visit: hrm.org/afterdark

 

 

Yonkers Leading the Way in Transit Oriented Development

The City of Yonkers is on the cutting edge of one of the hottest trends in real estate – transit oriented development. For the second straight year, the City’s Department of Planning & Development showed off its most impressive transit oriented developments under construction by hosting an exclusive tour for brokers.

More than 30 commercial and residential brokers were on hand for the tour on June 16. The tour, sponsored by Ginsburg Development Companies, Collins Enterprises, National Resources and Simone Development Companies, included stops at the following sites:

  • River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit, 10-story luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson River. The project, which is being developed by Ginsburg Development Companies, will have a direct walkway to the Greystone Metro-North train station.
  • Hudson Park Club, the latest addition to the Hudson Park luxury rental complex. The 230,000-square-foot building features 213 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. It’s being developed by Collins Enterprises and is located just blocks from the Yonkers Metro-North station.
  • UNO Micro Unit Apartments, a $15 million development project transforming Building 2 at iPark into 100 micro-unit apartments. Developed by National Resources, the project is a short walk to the Yonkers Metro-North station.

“Transit Oriented Development is a fast-growing trend in urban planning that is creating vibrant, livable and sustainable communities,” said Mayor Mike Spano, who welcomed the brokers after the tour at a cocktail reception at the Boyce Thompson Center, an 85,000-square-foot, mixed-use complex being developed by Simone Development Companies. “We are very pleased to have shared with the brokerage community these important transit oriented developments that are bringing new energy to downtown Yonkers.”

Focus on Yonkers

Yonkers is in the midst of a renaissance, and the transformation has been eye-opening. Commercial and residential development are booming, and millennials and artists are flocking to Yonkers as they did to Brooklyn and Hoboken a decade ago. With cultural, dining and transportation options aplenty, more and more people are seeing the boundless possibilities New York’s fourth largest city has to  offer.

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Yonkers Among ArtsWestchester Honorees

Studios, galleries, festivals and arts-centric development projects have been the driving forces behind the revival of Yonkers as a hub of culture and creativity. And people who know a thing or two about art have taken notice.

The City of Yonkers will be among the honorees at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Award Luncheon, scheduled for April 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. The Arts Awards are presented annually by ArtsWestchester to recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership have enriched the cultural life of Westchester County. Yonkers is being honored in the Community category.

“The City of Yonkers is rapidly becoming an Arts City, welcoming artists with new zoning initiatives, fostering creative industries and supporting the cultural infrastructure as a vital component of a ‘happening’ place,” ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam said in announcing the award recipients.

In recent years, Yonkers Arts Weekend in the spring, a jazz series in the summer, and organizations such as Blue Door Gallery, Youth Theatre Interactions and newcomers SUNY Purchase and Urban Studio Unbound have added to the city’s artistic appeal. And in another nod to the city’s artistic bent, the work of Yonkers’ own Barbara Segal is being featured in ArtsWestchester’s spring exhibition, SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity.

Development around the arts is continuing in Yonkers. A grant awarded to R.J. Rose Realty, LLC will be used to develop an arts and technology hub at the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills site, and an urban heritage waterfront sculpture will be created thanks to funding from another grant. The waterfront has been a hot spot for arts-related development: renowned designer Maya Lin and husband Daniel Wolf recently converted an outdated jail into a gallery and studios.

Yonkers projects benefit from $2.4M in grants

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council has made a substantial investment in the future of Yonkers – to the tune of more than $2.4 million in grant money.

The funding, announced last week, will support five projects. It does not include $490,000 in funding awarded last week directly to the City of Yonkers in support of two other grant applications – for the improvement of the downtown waterfront esplanade and the creation of an urban heritage waterfront sculpture.

“Combined with $1 billion of private investment in Yonkers, this funding proves that economic development, job creation and investment are back on track,” Mayor Mike Spano said.

The $2,444,168 doled out by the council will fund these projects:

SoYo Mixed-Use Development ($1,250,000) – SoYo Exalta, LLC will construct a mixed-use transit-oriented development at Larkin Plaza, nearly a full square block in the center of downtown Yonkers adjacent to Van der Donck Park and near the Yonkers Train Station. Plans call for 25-story and 17-story residential unit towers and 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Yonkers Carpet Mills Arts District Revitalization Project ($500,000) – R.J. Rose Realty, LLC will make critical improvements to the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills site, which will become a working arts and technology hub.

Yonkers Rail Trail Phase One Capital Construction ($394,280) – Groundwork Hudson Valley will build Phase 1 of a 2-mile rail trail, stretching from the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront to the 242nd Street subway station in Riverdale. This segment will feature a new park and play area along the trail.

Greyston Bakery Capital Improvements ($200,000) – The bakery will upgrade equipment used in its Yonkers facility, including its environmental control and electrical systems.

Production Training ($99,888) – Greyston Foundation Inc. of Yonkers will train 75 workers.

“I am extremely pleased that Yonkers projects were so successful in the grants awarded by the New York State Regional Economic Development Council/Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition,” State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer said. “Clearly, the Council recognized the great work happening in Yonkers and awarded a significant public investment in our community.”

Added State Assemblyman Gary Pretlow: “These projects will mean good-paying construction and permanent jobs in Yonkers. I join Mayor Spano and my colleagues in the State Legislature in thanking the Regional Council for their continued support of job creation and economic development in Yonkers.”