Ridge Hill is the new shopping Mecca in Yonkers. Ridge Hill has some great shopping, dining and entertainment options. My wife and I often find ourselves in the area and enjoy taking in some shopping, enjoying drinks, having a good meal or catching a movie.
The shopping center is a nice layout with an open outdoor plan. There is a nice playground for kids with a soft cushioned floor so no one cracks their head open as well as some fountains. There are several shops that we enjoy such as: Victoria's Secret, Sur la Table, Whole Foods, Sephora, Charming Charlie's, REI, Lord and Taylor, White House Black Market, Express and Dick's. There are several tasty food options here as well; we enjoy the Cheesecake Factory and the Yard House. As for entertainment there is a great movie theater and Leggo Land. They also have a Farmer's Market but we aren't really impressed by it.
My wife and I often find ourselves here for some shopping and a meal. Our most recent visit we took advantage of some of the lingering Labor Day Sales.
Parking here is plentiful but with a fee. If you patronize one of the restaurants or Whole Foods; part of the parking fee is waived.
Cross County Shopping Cneter is a large outdoor mall. There are a variety of shops such as Macy's, Sears, Stop n Shop, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, Express, Gamestop, Applebees, Haagen Daz and more. Currently the mall is undergoing some renovations (basically the place has become a dive). They are trying to bring it up to date and attract a higher level of shopper (good luck).
Along the Yonkers waterfront is an understated memorial to the 23 Yonkers residents who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. At the south edge of the waterfront park, there is a stone with an engraved plaque. Beyond the stone, there is an ideal view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York skyline. Prior to the attacks, this spot was the best place in Yonkers to get a view of the Twin Towers. The outline of the former skyline is shown on the plaque.
In addition to the memorial stone, various rocks in the area are engraved with 23 colored stars, one for each Yonkers victim of the attacks. 17 of the original stars were vandalized, but were restored on September 11, 2008.
The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it contains Grecian gardens and other landscapes. The park was donated to the city of Yonkers in 1949. There are many great palces to overlook the Palisades and the Hudson river.