Yonkers

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site — The oldest standing county building (1682) after Rye’s Timothy Knapp House, this National Historic Landmark was originally the estate of Frederick Philipse I, a wealthy Dutch merchant. It was used in 1868 as the first Yonkers City Hall and, since 1911, a museum of art and history.

La Bella Havana — A taste of Havana can be had at this Cuban outpost with old-style streetlights and a thatched-roof bar. Try a hand-blended mojito and the avocado salad.

Blue Door Gallery — Part of the not-for-profit Blue Door Art Center that’s dedicated to bringing art to underserved communities, the Blue Door Gallery presents fine-art exhibitions, plus monthly open-stage performances, poetry-writing workshops, and art classes.

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Van der Donck Park at Larkin Plaza — After completion of the Saw Mill River daylighting project in 2012 (the river had been buried in 1922, to control floods), what had previously been an unsightly parking lot was transformed into a public plaza. The centerpiece is 13,775 sq ft of aquatic habitat, including a tidal pool and two freshwater pools. Look for the eels!

Rubin Brothers Paint & Wallpaper — This paint-supply store opened in 1933 by brothers Philip, Irving, and Nathan Rubin; a popular item was the Du Pont brand lead and zinc paint for $2.08 gallon. 

Zuppa Restaurant & Lounge — The pappardelle with veal Bolognese and sugo mint is a wonder at this seasonal, contemporary Italian restaurant located in a 100-year-old industrial space (the former Gazette printing plant). 

66 Main — Floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the Hudson River/Manhattan, and a rooftop gym with basketball court are some of the amenities at the luxury rental with apartments going for between $1,900 and $2,755 a month.

Riverfront Library — Lounge seating with views of the Hudson attract many to this five-story library; there’s also 3-D printing services and a modern auditorium for public use. 

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Yonkers Metro-North — Warren and Wentmore, Grand Central Terminal’s architects, also designed this Beaux-Arts style station in 1911.

Yonkers Brewing Company — A former trolley garage on the National Register of Historic Places is the location of Yonkers natives Nick Califano and John Rubbo’s craft brewery. 

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson — At the waterfront’s heart is Peter Kelly’s New American restaurant set on a pier with spectacular river views. A singular dining experience. 

The Science Barge — Operating as an environmental-education center demonstrating renewable energy in support of sustainable food production, this floating urban farm has a hydroponic greenhouse and is powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels. 

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