A Flurry of Development Hits Westchester
By Hughes J.C.
For decades, Westchester County’s cities seemed stuck in a peculiar limbo, too sleepy to be New York, too gritty to be suburban.
But as a housing crunch continues to grip neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, some midsize cities just north of New York are pushing to take advantage.
In a flurry of activity, developers are adding apartments, stores, restaurants, theaters and even a brewery to Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers, where local leaders are embracing aggressive growth policies.