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Trolley Tour Showcases Unique Yonkers Properties

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and commercial brokers toured the city's office spaces Wednesday.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and commercial brokers toured the city's office spaces Wednesday. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. – More than two dozen commercial brokers from some of the region’s leading real estate firms joined Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Wednesday for a tour of some of the city’s most unique and interesting office spaces.

The trolley tour showcased renovated industrial space, lofts and modern buildings that are affordably priced and appealing to entrepreneurs, start-ups and companies targeting a growing workforce of Millennials. The tour included stops at iPark Lofts, Alexander Smith Carpet Mills, 66 Main Street and 86 Main Street, among several others. It concluded with a reception at Peter Kelly’s Xaviars X2O on the Hudson where Mayor Spano highlighted Yonkers’ great assets, notably restaurants, new rental housing, spectacular views of the Hudson and quick and easy access to Manhattan.

“Whether it’s high-tech, biotech, the arts, health care or start-ups, we have incredible space available right here in Yonkers – at a fraction of the cost of New York City and elsewhere in the region,” said Spano. “Yonkers truly is the best-kept secret in the Metropolitan area and our office space is ideal for smart tenants looking for great space.”

As part of the tour, landlords, developers and representatives from Mindspark and ContraFect shared their reasons for choosing Yonkers and the city’s cooperative approach to working with businesses.

The trolley tour complements other exciting efforts recently launched by the Generation Yonkers campaign, notably a series of videos that take viewers on virtual tour of some of the unique buildings and loft spaces available throughout Yonkers. Called Space Invaders, the segments display many of the buildings highlighted on the tour.

The Generation Yonkers campaign, which was developed last year, builds on the momentum of many new businesses and exciting development happening throughout the area and speaks to Millennials or Generation Y, loosely defined as those born between 1983 and the early 2000s that represent the next big wave of the nation's workforce.

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