YONKERS, N.Y. — The new Yonkers Family Court Facility is open at 131 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, approximately half a mile from the old court.
The move is expected to save county taxpayers $14 million in operating costs compared to the previous facility over the course of 20 years.
Legislator MaryJane Shimsky chaired the infrastructure committee that reviewed the new Family Court Plans and said the new facility will benefit the local community.
“I am very happy, and very much relieved, that the new Yonkers Family Court is now a reality," Shimsky said in a statement.
"It has been several years since board members toured the old facility and saw firsthand the awful and downright dangerous conditions there. … I will now rest easier, knowing that our residents who use or work in the Court will have a proper facility to carry out their essential work.”