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Yonkers (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Yonkers was founded in 1646. Yonkers is the fourth-largest city in New York and the largest city in Westchester County, with a population of 196,086 according to the 2000 census. Yonkers borders the New York City borough of the Bronx and is 2 miles north of Manhattan.
The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers raceway, a harness racing track that plans to renovate its grounds and clubhouse and add legalized video slot gambling in the late 2000s. Central Park avenue is informally called Central Avenue by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains, New York. The landscape of the city has been compared to that of San Francisco and Rome. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York. Yonkers was also the headquarters of the Waring Hat Company, at the time the nation's largest hat manufacturer.
The Lawrence Park and Cedar Knolls sections are unique in many ways from the rest of Northeast Yonkers. Southeast Yonkers is mostly Italian-American and a large population of Irish-Americans though somewhat more visibly working class, urban and mostly Catholic. Much of the architecture and types of stores in the area cause southeastern Yonkers to bear a greater resemblance to certain parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island than to points north. Landmarks of southeastern Yonkers include the Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers Raceway, and St. Joseph's Seminary in the Dunwoodie neighborhood.
Philipse's great-grandson, Frederick Philipse III, was a prominent Loyalist during the American Revolution, who, because of his political leanings, was forced to flee to England. Yonkers has four Hudson-Line Metro-North Railroad stations providing commuter service to New York City. The city is also home to a large Italian-American community, many of whom moved to the city after originally settling in the Bronx and in Brooklyn. The city hosts a large Columbus Day festival with a Miss Italian-American pageant. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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