New LED Lights Illuminates Yonkers City Pier Sign for First Time In Over A Decade
Post Date:05/20/2020 11:34 AM
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Yonkers City Pier Lights Up Waterfront
(Photo Credit: Joe Panella/City of Yonkers)
YONKERS, NY – May 20, 2020 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City recently installed new LED lights to the Yonkers City Pier sign along the Hudson River. The installation of the four two-headed LED lights illuminates the Yonkers sign for the first time in over 15 years.
“The Yonkers sign along our waterfront is iconic and has welcomed visitors to the Hudson Valley for over a century,” said Mayor Spano. “We finally are able to breathe new life into to the pier and brighten the waterfront, which matches the vibrancy of our ongoing downtown revitalization.”
The Yonkers Pier, including its steel sign, was installed on the Yonkers waterfront in 1901. At that time, Mayor Leslie Sutherland, who was in office from 1898 until 1901, realized the need for the public to have places to go to experience fresh air. The historic pier is the last remaining Victorian-era steel pier on the entire Hudson River.
The Yonkers Pier sign illuminates each night at dusk until dawn the next morning.