York, known as the White Rose City (after the symbol of the House of York), is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania, United States which is in the South Central region of the state. The population within the city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census.
In 2002, the city faced a budget shortfall of $1,000,000. Mayor John S. Brenner's plan to raise the money by asking York County's 302,000 adult residents to donate $3.32 to the city received national attention. The plan, referred to by some as the "Big Mac" Plan, did not raise all the moneys sought.
In 2009, Kim Bracey won the Democratic primary and became the favored candidate for mayor. She won the general election in November against Republican Wendell Banks and took office on the first Monday in 2010 as the city's first African-American and second woman mayor.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,475, and the median income for a family was $30,762.
York is home to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, which brings many nationally acclaimed acts to the York area. Performers here have included Kenny G, Bill Cosby, BB King, Bťla Fleck, and George Carlin. The Studio offers live music, usually jazz & acoustic, for the community.
York City Recreation and Parks helps sponsor the Olde York Street Fair each year on Mothers Day, the second Sunday of May Ė a tradition since the early 1980s. In recent years more than 150 art, craft and food vendors have lined Market and George streets. Average attendance was 60,000 people as of 2004, according to city officials.
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WSOX 96.1 FM Oldies
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WJTL 90.3 FM Christian
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BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Diarra African Hair Braiding & Beauty Supply - Category: Black Hair Salons - 101 N. Newberry Street York, PA 17401 601 W Market St. (717) 854-6200
Friends "The Salon" - Category: Black Hair Salons - 101 N. Newberry Street
York, PA 17401 (717) 852-7466 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Atkins House - Category: Miscellaneous Services - 305 E. King Street
York, PA 17403-5692 (717) 848-5454
Crispus Attucks Association Employment Center - Category: Employment and Training Services - 605 South Duke Street York, PA 17403-3111 (717) 848-3610
DINING - CATERING
Pat & Tony's Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 15 N. Penn St., York, PA, 17401 (717) 812-9479
Bethel AME Church - 356 West Princess Street, York, PA 17401-3836
(717) 843-3461 - (visit website)
Bethlehem Baptist Church - Category: Black Churches - 474 South Pershing Avenue York, PA 17403-5468 (717) 843-8540
Bible Tabernacle Church - Category: Black Churches - 361 Pine Street
York, PA 17403-2327 (717) 846-4141
Friendship Baptist Church - Category: Black Churches - 651 East King Street
York, PA 17403-1721 (717) 843-6925
Maranatha Church-God in Christ - 116 S West Street
York, PA 17401-3730 (717) 845-8082
Shiloh Baptist Church - Category: Black Churches - 629 S. Pershing Ave.
York, PA 17403-2206 (717) 854-2547
Small Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church - Category: Black Churches - 401 South Queen Street York, PA 17403-2735 (717) 854-2249
Solid Rock Evangelistic Church Of God In Christ - 129 South Beaver Street
Post Office Box 2603 York, PA 17402 (717) 812-9533
Unity Church of God In Christ - 121 Ridge Avenue, York, PA 17403-1310
(717) 843-3339 - (visit website)
Tanzania Seafood & Jazz - Category: Seafood/Jazz Music - 29 E Princess St., York, PA, 17401 (717) 846-8000 - (reviews)
Annual Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival (Aug) Held at The York Emporium, York, PA
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Itís blues, Itís rock, Itís primal, Itís free! The day-long Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival in downtown York, PA
Yorkfest Art Festival (August) Rain or shine. Location: Streets of York PA - Pershing Avenue from Market to Philadelphia Street - along the Codorus River (surrounding the Colonial Courthouse) in historic downtown York PA.
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York's premier fine arts and music festival with more than 80 fine artists from all around the country, free family entertainment and hands-on arts activities, and a community jazz concert.
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