A weedy lot will be transformed into a three-acre park with views of the Palisades and access to the river using $20 million in city and county money.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
City officials say Yonkers has thousands of new residents who want to enjoy the Hudson riverfront.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Looking For 2 Missing Teens From Lindenhurst
“People in Yonkers are excited about living here. I think they’re excited about saying they live in Yonkers, and a lot of people want to move here,” Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said.MORE NEWS: Gottlieb Says US Needs New Vaccine Strategy As Pace Of Shots Lags
The city will also spend millions on streetscape improvements, including new sidewalks and decorative lighting along Yonkers Avenue, one of its main thoroughfares.