Yonkers has a rich history, dating back to the 1600s when it was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. It was later settled by the Dutch in the 17th century and was an important center of commerce during the American Revolution.
|• Type||Strong mayor-council|
|• Body||Yonkers City Council|
|• Total||20.29 sq mi (52.55 km2)|
|• Land||18.01 sq mi (46.63 km2)|
|• Water||2.29 sq mi (5.92 km2)|
|Elevation||82 ft (25 m)|
|• Density||11,747.31/sq mi (4,588.8/km2)|
Politics Map of Yonkers City
Yonkers has a mayor-council form of government. The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city, while the city council is responsible for making and enacting laws. The city council consists of seven members who are elected by the citizens of Yonkers. Yonkers is part of the 17th Congressional District, which is represented by Democrat Mondaire Jones.
Geography Map of Yonkers City
Yonkers is situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, just north of New York City. It is approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan and covers an area of 20.3 square miles. The city is bordered by the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Vernon to the north and south, respectively, and the Hudson River to the west.
Road Map of Yonkers City
Yonkers is served by several major highways, including the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87), the Saw Mill River Parkway, and the Cross County Parkway. The city is also served by the Metro-North Railroad, which provides commuter rail service to New York City and other destinations in the Hudson Valley.
The Bee-Line Bus System operates several routes throughout the city and surrounding areas. Yonkers is also home to the Yonkers Amtrak Station, which provides service to destinations throughout the Northeast Corridor. Additionally, the city has several taxi companies and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.