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The neighborhood is located in Yonkers, New York west of the Bronx River Parkway, between Tuckahoe Road and Pondfield Road West and shares a postal zip code with the village of Bronxville. We can trace it's beginning to the period between 1880 and 1889, when it was first incorporated as the Armour Villa Park Association. The mystery of that period, however, is whether the Armour Meat Packing family of Chicago sewed it's roots in the town, (a relative is said to have built one of the first homes) [Read More...]
Bronxville Village, located within the town of Eastchester is a small village with many faces. For many, it's primarily a shopping district. In a two-block radius, there are antique stores, clothing shops, a supermarket, art galleries as well as almost anything one would need. Although there are rentals, most of the village apartment buildings have been converted into co-ops, but when people think of Bronxville, they think of its stately single-family homes, owned by an affluent community of hig [Read More...]
Cedar Knolls is a community of fewer than 150 homes snuggled into the northeast corner of Yonkers.
Located within a few minutes walk from Bronxville Village, this wonderful neighborhood is under a 30 minute commute to New York City by train. The homes represent a varied array of architectural styles, including colonial, Tudor cape, Mediterranean, and French Norman. The neighborhood association meets regularly to discuss local issues and all residents are invited to participate.
The colony, as [Read More...]
Fleetwood is located in the northernmost section of Mount Vernon just to the south of suburban Bronxville. It offers a spectrum of housing alternatives; co-ops, rentals, multi-family residences and single family homes. It is a one-square mile tree lined neighborhood featuring carefully manicured lawns and lush gardens. The Fleetwood Metro-North train station-- within walking distance of the entire neighborhood, allows commuters to travel to Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North Harlem line i [Read More...]
The history of Lawrence Park West is closely tied to that of Lawrence Park. William Van Duzer Lawrence wanted to create a community for artists and other creative people who would move from New York and would live together in a country atmosphere. He reportedly used the backdrop of the Barbizon in the Fontainebleau Forest in France as his model. He began to plan and build, with the help of his friend and architect William A. Bates in the late 1800's. Transforming the farmland to his vision of ho [Read More...]
The Village of Tuckahoe was incorporated in 1902 as one of two villages within the town of Eastchester.
Local artisans developed this area, when the world famous Tuckahoe marble quarries were opened about 1825 and soon began to be a major producer of marble to the developed countries of the world.
The quarry remained open until the 1930's. High quality white marble excavated from the quarries have been used in many famous buildings and monuments such as the United States Capital Building in Wa [Read More...]