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Generation Yonkers Goes Primetime With Commercials On TV

Yonkers Mayor Spano creates initiative to advertise the great features of Yonkers.
Yonkers Mayor Spano creates initiative to advertise the great features of Yonkers. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Generation Yonkers is going primetime with commercials on Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, the O’Reilly Factor and the Major League Baseball playoffs, among others shows seen by millions of viewers throughout the region.

As part of a wide-reaching television and radio campaign, the City announced today that it will be airing nearly 1,000 commercial spots over 10 weeks on ESPN, FOX News, FOX Sports, the NFL Network, TBS, News 12, FiOS1 News and WCBS Radio, which includes exclusive sponsorship of the opening ball, named The Generation Yonkers Opening Bell Report.

The commercials promote Yonkers as the next great place for people to live, work and play. It’s the first time under Mayor Mike Spano that the city has marketed itself to the New York Metropolitan area.

“Day-in and day-out, we see all of the buzz, excitement and activity here,” said Mayor Spano.  “We’ve got it all in Yonkers – great restaurants, great businesses, great schools and great people. We welcome others to see for themselves and to be part of our city.”

The television and radio spots feature executives from some of Yonkers cutting edge businesses including high-tech startup MindSpark, biotech company ContraFect, and innovative consulting firm The Energy Project. Each ad touts the city’s proximity to Manhattan, affordable rents and happening vibe – attributes that are inspiring the next generation of business leaders to seek space in the region’s next urban frontier.

“When we began to look, we ruled out New York City for two reasons. One, I didn’t want to get in a car and have to spend 45 minutes traveling from my home in Riverdale, and two, the price was probably two or three times what it was in Yonkers,” said Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project. “And then I loved the idea of being in a truly urban setting that was on its way up to be part of something new.”

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