Bitter fight over proposed Ridge Hill Development project in Yonkers

The controversy over the proposed Ridge Hill Development project in Yonkers continues with the city council.

Yonkers wants to build thousands of homes and shops on the 81-acre stretch of land along the New York State Thruway. However, while many are opposed to the $600 million development because they feel it is a traffic nightmare, the mayor and other supporters want the council to vote on it now.

Five members of the Yonkers City Council must OK a zoning change for the project to go forward. Meanwhile, two more meetings on Ridge Hill are planned, but community activist John Larkin has organized a press conference Friday night outside the home of Ridge Hill supporter and Councilman Richard Martinelli.

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