By CBSNewYork Team

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A new Hudson River park and a prettier main route through the city are both on tap in Yonkers.

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.

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City officials say Yonkers has thousands of new residents who want to enjoy the Hudson riverfront.

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“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.

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The city will also spend millions on streetscape improvements, including new sidewalks and decorative lighting along Yonkers Avenue, one of its main thoroughfares.

CBSNewYork Team