Yonkers, New York

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Yonkers, New York
City
Yonkers Public Library

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Nickname(s): The Central City, The Land of Hudson, The Terrace City, The City of Hills, The City of Vision, The Sixth Borough
Location in the State of New York
Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Founded 1646 (village)
Incorporated 1872 (city)
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body Yonkers City Council
 • Mayor Mike Spano (D)
Area
 • Total 20.3 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land 18.1 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 195,976
 • Density 10,827.4/sq mi (4,187.5/km2)
Demonym Yonkersonian
Yonkersite
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 10701, 10702 (post office), 10703, 10704, 10705, 10707 (shared with Tuckahoe, NY), 10708 (shared with Bronxville, NY) 10710
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-84000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0971828[2]

Yonkers is the 4th largest city in the American state of New York. It is the southwestern part of Westchester County

Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan. Broadway runs through all three, and railroads also connect them to Grand Central Terminal. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York on the east. The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track. There is a large shopping area along Central Park Avenue. It is sometimes called "Central Avenue" by area residents.

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