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Old 12-22-2009, 11:27 AM
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We are a young (28,24) white couple looking to relocate and were thinking about Yonkers. We are looking at 66Main and Hudson Park. We need to be near the train/water taxi for work. We have lived in Long Island, Bayside and New Rochelle (Avalon building). We like to go out to eat and occasionaly to a bar. We have 2 dogs and would be outside walking them alot. Is it safe to walk alone at night? We are looking for a non-ethnic related town but with a nice mix of people. The nearest grocery store to 66Main said it was an African Market. Does this reflect the area?

Is Yonkers right for us?

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:58 AM
Location: Live in NY, work in CT
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Without going into a lot of details, I'd say right now you'd like it (though I'm not sure how far you could walk alone at night, that said, a lot of the restaurants and stores immediately nearby cater to those buildings and not the poorer neighborhoods adjacent to it). But if/when you decide to have kids you will probably need to think about schools. There are people who send their kids to private schools and despite the extreme bashing you will get here about Yonkers schools, there are some bright spots (a public Montessori elementary school if you like that sort of thing, an IB high school, etc.), but the trick to that is that you get in by lottery.

Good luck!
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:17 PM
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66Main is located in Getty Square. You can google information about that area. It is currently undergoing an urban renewal process, so you would really need to visit to see if you are comfortable with the neighborhood. My son went to pre-k there ten years ago (for one week because I pulled him out). The school was located in the projects which were very unsafe. I particularly didn't like having to step over a passed out drunk with my 4 year old to get into the school.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:56 PM
Location: yonkers
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I have lived on hudson street for 3 years ,1 block from main street and 3 blocks from river.My wife and I are in our 30's with 2 dogs and have met a lot of nice people in area.
no problems walking around at night always a lot of people on street,mta has a police prec. at yonkers train station.
most of new buildings residents are from NYC or around country.but it is the city so same rules as any city be aware of surroundings...
river front is nice,a lot of development planned
hope this helps
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:00 PM
Location: yonkers
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sorry shopright is 2 blocks from 66 main,if you drive riverdale ave in riverdale section of bx is exactly 1 mile
new gym and bank are about to open in 66 main,not sure what else is going in the commercial spaces
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:19 PM
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Do you know what after school care might be available for pre-k at Yonkers Montessori Academy? Thanks for the tips about this area...
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:20 PM
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The waterfront area is interesting, nice buildings they've built along the waterfront and during the summertime the bars/restaurants over there have lots of foot traffic. Although the rest of the neighborhood is still in transition. The waterfront is great for young couples and younger people, as you walk further away from the waterfront your in more of a city neighborhood. Its a good block bad block type of thing but overall you'll meet lots of great people.
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