Guidebook for Yonkers

Wendy & Tom
Wendy & Tom
Član od 2013
Wendy & Tom

Guidebook for Yonkers

Food Scene
For a big splurge in Yonkers, this is the place. Gorgeous river views, menu and service to rival the best restaurants in Manhattan.
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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
71 Water Grant Street
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For a big splurge in Yonkers, this is the place. Gorgeous river views, menu and service to rival the best restaurants in Manhattan.
Good for lunch if you want more than an ordinary sandwich. There are a few seats inside, but plan on getting your food to go.
Taiim Falafel Shack
598 Warburton Avenue
Good for lunch if you want more than an ordinary sandwich. There are a few seats inside, but plan on getting your food to go.
Decent local diner, close by the house, in Yonkers. Close to the South County Trailway.
Seven Brothers Diner
900 Saw Mill River Road
Decent local diner, close by the house, in Yonkers. Close to the South County Trailway.
New Haven-style pizza; definitely worth a try if you've never heard of it.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
1955 Central Park Avenue
New Haven-style pizza; definitely worth a try if you've never heard of it.
Very good (spicy!) south Asian food; they deliver to our house.
Nawab Pakistani Indian Cuisine
2 Hudson Street
Very good (spicy!) south Asian food; they deliver to our house.
Best of the delivery-range pizza options; also sandwiches & pastas.
Palisades Pizza & Pasta
783 Palisade Avenue
Best of the delivery-range pizza options; also sandwiches & pastas.
Upscale Italian with great views of the river.
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Harvest on Hudson
1 River Street
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Upscale Italian with great views of the river.
Extremely imaginative, well-crafted food in a beautiful location. VERY expensive. Reservations required.
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Blue Hill At Stone Barns
630 Bedford Road
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Extremely imaginative, well-crafted food in a beautiful location. VERY expensive. Reservations required.
Drinks & Nightlife
If you're in the Ridge Hill shopping center and want to eat there, this is one of the more interesting places (especially if you like beer, as I do).
Yard House
237 Market Street
If you're in the Ridge Hill shopping center and want to eat there, this is one of the more interesting places (especially if you like beer, as I do).
Popular with locals, decent beer selection, & the food's OK. Close to the Hastings train station.
Maud's Tavern
149 Southside Avenue
Popular with locals, decent beer selection, & the food's OK. Close to the Hastings train station.
Decent Cuban food, and a very excited crowd on weekends; in the heart of downtown Yonkers, near Getty Square.
La Bella Havana
35 Main Street
Decent Cuban food, and a very excited crowd on weekends; in the heart of downtown Yonkers, near Getty Square.
The biggest Irish bar on a street famous for its Irish bars.
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Rory Dolan's
890 McLean Ave
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The biggest Irish bar on a street famous for its Irish bars.
Essentials
Good fresh produce, a large deli section, fresh bread, prepared foods, & beer selection; plus the adjacent wine store. Don't miss the animatronic banana!
Stew Leonard's
1 Stew Leonard Drive
Good fresh produce, a large deli section, fresh bread, prepared foods, & beer selection; plus the adjacent wine store. Don't miss the animatronic banana!
Large, busy, full-service supermarket close to I-87.
ShopRite of Tuckahoe
278 Tuckahoe Road
Large, busy, full-service supermarket close to I-87.
Small supermarket within walking distance (a steep walk uphill from the house, however). Good beer selection for its size.
Foodtown Express of Yonkers
772 Palisade Avenue
Small supermarket within walking distance (a steep walk uphill from the house, however). Good beer selection for its size.
Nice, quiet place to work, close to the Yonkers train station. An easy bus ride from the house. Feed the meters for on-street parking.
Riverfront branch: Yonkers Public Library
1 Larkin Center
Nice, quiet place to work, close to the Yonkers train station. An easy bus ride from the house. Feed the meters for on-street parking.
Everything Else
24-hour drugstore with pharmacy, over-the-counter stuff, food, beer, cards & magazines, etc.
Walgreens
1230 Nepperhan Avenue
24-hour drugstore with pharmacy, over-the-counter stuff, food, beer, cards & magazines, etc.
Local pharmacy in Hastings; lots of herbal & homeopathic OTC remedies; plus a soda fountain.
Greenleaf Pharmacy
544 Warburton Ave
Local pharmacy in Hastings; lots of herbal & homeopathic OTC remedies; plus a soda fountain.
Classic bowling alley, popular with locals & leagues, so call ahead to make sure they have lanes open.
Homefield Bowl
938 Saw Mill River Road
Classic bowling alley, popular with locals & leagues, so call ahead to make sure they have lanes open.
On the north end of Hastings; good if you need an oil change or any standard auto repair work.
Bob's Service Station
611 Warburton Avenue
On the north end of Hastings; good if you need an oil change or any standard auto repair work.
Home of Superbowl XLVIII.
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MetLife Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Drive
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Home of Superbowl XLVIII.
Small, local airport with regional service; avoid the hassle of JFK/LGA/NWK if you can.
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Zračna luka Westchester
240 Airport Road
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Small, local airport with regional service; avoid the hassle of JFK/LGA/NWK if you can.
Arts & Culture
Dinner & a movie, with lots of local beers (also wine and spirits). Supposedly there's a strict no-talking policy.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers
2548 Central Park Ave
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Dinner & a movie, with lots of local beers (also wine and spirits). Supposedly there's a strict no-talking policy.
Mega-cineplex in the Ridge Hill shopping center. You have to pay to park in the lot, but ask for $1-off validation at the ticket counter.
Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill
29 Fitzgerald Street
Mega-cineplex in the Ridge Hill shopping center. You have to pay to park in the lot, but ask for $1-off validation at the ticket counter.
Full disclosure: we've never been. But they've been making lots of improvements lately, so if you're inclined, you might want to give it a try.
Empire City Casino
810 Yonkers Avenue
Full disclosure: we've never been. But they've been making lots of improvements lately, so if you're inclined, you might want to give it a try.
Great museum if you're into conceptual & post-post-modern art, in a sprawling, renovated factory that's worth the trip in itself. Wonderful bookstore, too. About an hour's train ride up the Hudson.
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Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St
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Great museum if you're into conceptual & post-post-modern art, in a sprawling, renovated factory that's worth the trip in itself. Wonderful bookstore, too. About an hour's train ride up the Hudson.
Shopping
Small but decent selection; a bit pricey. Free tastings on weekends.
Rockwood & Perry Fine Wine & Spirits
525 Warburton Ave
Small but decent selection; a bit pricey. Free tastings on weekends.
Decent bagels, close by. No seating.
Hastings Own Bagel
8 Main Street
Decent bagels, close by. No seating.
Sightseeing
Nearby, worth a look on a rainy day. They've recently greatly improved their small planetarium--fun, especially for kids.
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Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
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Nearby, worth a look on a rainy day. They've recently greatly improved their small planetarium--fun, especially for kids.
Beautiful ruined & partially restored Persian garden; amazing Hudson views.
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Untermyer Park and Gardens
945 N Broadway
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Beautiful ruined & partially restored Persian garden; amazing Hudson views.
Boat launch at north end; large gazebo for parties; unobstructed Hudson River views.
JFK Marina and Park
John F Kennedy Memorial Drive
Boat launch at north end; large gazebo for parties; unobstructed Hudson River views.
Historic rather than artistic interest, but it's a fun reason to stop off in Nyack if you're looking for an excuse.
Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center
82 North Broadway
Historic rather than artistic interest, but it's a fun reason to stop off in Nyack if you're looking for an excuse.
In the Bronx, just south of Yonkers. Don't miss the Holiday Train Show.
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New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
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In the Bronx, just south of Yonkers. Don't miss the Holiday Train Show.
Beautifully preserved mansion and gardens.
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Wave Hill Public Gardens
675 W 252nd St
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Beautifully preserved mansion and gardens.
Wetlands nature preserve; free admission & parking.
Marshlands Conservancy
220 Boston Post Road
Wetlands nature preserve; free admission & parking.