Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York, and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census).
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.
predominately Latino and Black, this area in Yonkers has suffered from past economic, political, and social challenges that hindered many positive social changes. However, the area presently reveals a decrease in crime rate and a juxtaposition of poverty and revitalization that mirrors newly gentrified neighborhoods of New York City's Harlem and Brooklyn. Off South Broadway (a major thoroughfare) one can find residential neighborhoods, such as Nodine Hill, Park Hill, and Hudson Park (off the Hudson River) with residential streets of turn-of-the-century mansions, and upscale luxury rentals and condominiums. Other upscale neighborhoods are Ludlow Park, Hudson Park & Van Cortlandt Crest, off Riverdale Avenue, right over the Riverdale border - the former alongside the Hudson River.
Many southwesterners are of African, Caribbean, Italian, or Hispanic descent while an influx those from other cultural backgrounds has continued to shape a culturally diverse community. Some neighborhoods right on the Riverdale border are increasingly becoming home to Orthodox Jews. The revitalization of the downtown Yonkers/Getty Square area has helped to nurture growth for Southwest Yonkers.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Higher Image - Category: Black Hair Salons - 55 Tuckahoe Rd
Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 457-0053
Lisa Moore Hair Braiding Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 24 Caryl Ave, Yonkers, NY (914) 423-3547
Roots Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 21 Palisade Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 965-6613
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Success University - Carline Clarke - Category: Educational Services - 412 Palisade Ave. Yonkers, NY 10703 (914) 423-4670
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Daisy Brown Chicken Shack - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 188 Ashburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 969-0969
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