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March, 2011:

Shout out to my cousin Naomi Duerr’s Truckee River Flood Project

Not related to Yonkers so much, but a local shoutout to my cousin Naomi Duerr, who is the executive director of the Truckee River Flood Project, which is a 1.6 billion dollar renovation/restoration of the Truckee River with the aim to reduce flooding and manage the recreational and other developments of said river. She used to be the State Water Planner of Nevada.

Here she is on national broadcast talking about flooding—

A dearth of indie coffeehouses/Starbucks in Yonkers

A friend of mine on Facebook was complaining about her neighborhood in Brooklyn where there were no indie coffeehouses with non-rude service, so as a result she felt compelled to go to Starbuck’s.  Here’s what I wrote back:

You are complaining because you have indie coffee shops! Here in Yonkers we would kill for some hipsters to make fun of our clothes at an indie coffee shop. AFAIK, there is only one Starbucks in Yonkers. This is the fourth largest city in the state!


Starbucks in Yonkers, Central Park Avenue

I then did a little research. And it turns out there are 2 Starbucks in Yonkers, one on Central Park Ave and one on Bronx River Road (both Northern Yonkers) And the Bronx River Road one is practically Bronxville. And none in downtown Yonkers.

Starbucks in Yonkers, Bronx River Road

Manhattan has over 150 (171 as of a couple of years ago, but I believe some have closed)
Albany NY: has at least 8.
Buffalo NY: has at least 8
Syracuse NY has 4.


Come on snarky independent coffee houses! This is a retail opportunity!
What are you waiting for?