a city so big the north and south are connected by a major highway. once a beautiful place now turned ghetto, both north and south. coyle pl, intervale pl, mclean ave, and caryle ave are all now hard. some of the north is still at its height, but it wont last very long, schools ARE laying off teachers and the board of ed is missing 600k. As someone once sed, take out staten island and make yonkers the 5th bourough of nyc, seeing as how it's about 10 minutes to manhattan (no traffic). Its still hot to hang out there because it is so commercialized.
My home... look at it now.
by j April 01, 2005
A place predominantly known for its racetrack. Otherwise regarded as the "6th borough" of NYC (sometimes Jersey City/Hoboken is the 6th boro however.) For those of you not familiar with it, most of Yonkers is like Staten Island without the landfills; the downtown area is similar to Newark, N.J. Though located in notoriously wealthy Westchester County, Yonkers is largely middle and lower middle class and has little in common with the rest of the county and is probably more like New Jersey (Of course, this would have been an insult before the Sopranos made Jersey hip).
The two main ethnic areas are McLean Avenue/Woodlawn (Irish) and Dunwoodie (the Little Italy of Yonkers, where you literally can find people who look like they could be on Tony Soprano's crew). There is also an upper middle class area called Crestwood which doesn't like to identify with Yonkers.
Population 200,000
Area Code 914
Zip Code 107's
by YO Man June 30, 2004
A city of 200,000 that would be considered a major US city (about the size of Madison WI) if it were not overshadowed by NYC. The same could be said about Newark and Jersey City as well. Bordered by the Bronx River to the east, the Hudson to the west, the Bronx to the south and the Town of Greenburgh to the north.
by Anonymous September 19, 2003
Cool place to hang out, the only city in Westchester county NY that isn't lame.
Yonkers is where all the cool, interesting working-class people live, the rest of the county is a bunch of stuck-up upper middle class whitebread countryclub goers.
by Mike January 23, 2004
A city with a strange inferiority complex. People try to say they live somewhere else even tho there in Yonkers.
Sarah Lawrence College is in "Bronxville".
Crestwood is "Tuckahoe"
The northeastern part is "Scarsdale"
and the southwestern part is "really close to Riverdale"
by Mike January 23, 2004
DMX, Mary J Blige, Jadakiss, Stlyles P, Sheek Louch, and J-Hood are all from this Notorius part of NY many people would make you think that this is a safe area but is not and is becoming more like the Bronx every day Yonkers is considered to take Staten Islands place on the 5 bourous of death because of its reputation
Im the Hardest from New York my flow is Bonkers/ All the other hard niggaz they come from Yonkers

50 Cent-Back down
by G Latino December 05, 2006
A city that people in Westchester get lost in and say to themselves "This is actually part of Westchester?" Yonkers is becoming more and more like the Bronx every day, especially the neighborhoods to the south and to the west. It ranges from the end-of-the-Earth looking areas on Tuckahoe Road to lower middle class guido areas in the southeast to horrible ghettos in the Nodine Hill area.
Strangely enough, Yonkers and Scarsdale are both in Westchester County, but then again the destitute city of Newark as well as the upscale burg where Tony Soprano lives are both in Essex County.
by YO Man August 02, 2004

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