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Yonkers Spending Millions On Streetscape Improvements, New Hudson River Park

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A new Hudson River park and a prettier main route through the city are both on tap in Yonkers.

A weedy lot will be transformed into a three-acre park with views of the Palisades and access to the river using $20 million in city and county money.

City officials say Yonkers has thousands of new residents who want to enjoy the Hudson riverfront.

"People in Yonkers are excited about living here. I think they're excited about saying they live in Yonkers, and a lot of people want to move here," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said.

The city will also spend millions on streetscape improvements, including new sidewalks and decorative lighting along Yonkers Avenue, one of its main thoroughfares.

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