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Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

MOUNT VERNON, NY – Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. announced that the City of Mount Vernon New York was awarded a New York State Department of State grant of $92,937 to prepare a Hutchinson River Revitalization Plan to establish regional strategies for community and waterfront revitalization, and include preliminary planning for watershed management and a water trail.  This grant was issued though the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council project and the Consolidated Funding Application process established earlier this year. Each Regional Council was made up of local business, labor, education, and community leaders, commissioned to develop an road map in order to set their own priorities for economic development.

“We are pleased that Governor Cuomo, the Mid Hudson Regional Business Council and the Department of State recognize that Hutchinson River’s physical attributes are worthy of both protection and promotion. The funding provided through the grant will facilitate the city’s efforts to establish strategies for community and waterfront revitalization that will economically and environmentally benefit Mount Vernon and the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

For more information on the Regional Economic Development Council awards, log on to or log on to our website at

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Fair & Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Pleasantville

A FAIR and AFFORDABLE Homeownership Opportunity in Pleasantville, Westchester County, NY

For further information or to obtain an application please contact:

Housing Action Council
55 South Broadway – 2nd Floor
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Click here for the brochure 

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Answers for Business Owners Workshop

Answers for Business Owners Workshop

What could you do with $50,000 Working Capital?

What is the Biggest Challenge General Contractors Have?

Is Owning a Franchise Right for You?

Come here the answers to these questions and more, and hear about resources to help establish, build and grow your business.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Roosevelt Square Professional Building
11 W. Prospect Ave. 3rd Floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(Municipal parking in the garage across from City Hall)

For more information Contact:

Robbin – 667-0142
Kim – 747-8020 ext. 12
Tamara – 747-8020 ext. 16

Sponsored by:

City of Mount Vernon

Community Capital Resources

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce



Event Organized by RSFG Consulting Group

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Mount Vernon Citywide Marketing Study

The City of Mount Vernon, through it consultation with HR&A Associates, has released a citywide demographic, market and development study.  The study identifies market niches and existing specialized businesses in Mount Vernon for expansion, and explores ways to enhance those niches, while attracting new businesses into the City.  The study also included a gap (leakage) analysis on a regional scale, examining where local residents are going to shop. Additionally, the City’s demographics, infrastructure and socio-economic factors were evaluated to provide data for commercial enterprises to perform cost-benefit analysis related to their potential for growth and development in Mount Vernon.

“I am pleased the results of this study both highlight and validate that Mount Vernon has the  physical and social attributes to support the further growth of its economic base in a way that reflects smart growth patterns and will benefit the lives of its residents and visitors.” said Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

 Key findings of the study emphasize the City of Mount Vernon’s significant assets that appeal to developers and investors such as:

  • Higher household incomes than similar urban areas in the New York region
  • Significant local market demand as one of the most densely populated cities in the United States
  • Three Metro-North Stations and the multiple opportunities for Transit Oriented Development within their vicinity.

 The study determined that while 40% of Mount Vernon resident and worker spending currently occurs outside of the city (representing a $205 million untapped retail potential each year) increasing local spending opportunity would be achievable by the City’s pursuit of the following: 

  • Bolstering the identity of Downtown Mount Vernon
  • Fostering Transit Oriented Development opportunities
  • Enhancing the City’s economic development capacity
  • Creating a Downtown Business Improvement District

To view the report, download here:

Citywide Marketing Study

Printed copies of the report are available for viewing at the offices of the City’s Department of Planning and Community Development and the City Clerk (both located in Mount Vernon City Hall) in addition to the Mount Vernon Public Library, located at 28 South First Avenue.

If you would like to provide comments, please email at before 5pm, November 30, 2011.

Marketing Study Community Meeting November 14, 2011

Come to the Citywide Marketing Study Community Meeting

November 14th, 2011

6:30-9:00 pm

City Hall City Council Chambers

Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

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Mobility Plan Request for Proposals now Available

The City of Mount Vernon is interested in retaining a consultant to conduct a Citywide Mobility Study for the City of Mount Vernon, New York.  This Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to help the City select a qualified and experience consultant.  The focus of this study will be to assess the current conditions of the mobility of freight and people to the Citys’ various employment centers at a micro (intra-city) and macro (regional) level.  Particular focus should be given to the Canal Village section of the City.

To see the full RFP, Download Here…

Proposal submission deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011.  See the full RFP for submission details.

Farmers Market Extended to November 17, 2011!

The popular Farmers Market in City Hall Plaza has

been extended to November 17th, 2011!

Please come visit for fresh fruits and vegetables,

wine, coffee beans, dried fruits and nuts and

other goods while the season is still open!


Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. commended Public Safety Commissioner Carl Bell and the Mount Vernon Police Department for arresting  two bank robbery suspects yesterday. At approximately 1:00PM, two suspects wearing masks, entered the Capital One Bank located at 22 E. 1st St, approached the teller and demanded money. The two suspects then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency. A short time later Detective Jean-Jerome, Detective Williams and Detective Clarke observed two parties fitting the description of the suspects in the area of South Fifth Avenew and West First Street. After a brief foot pursuit both suspects were apprehended by the Detectives. The investigation is on-going.  


Mayor Young Announces Reward at News Conference

Westchester County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the murder of Gloria Nartey in Mount Vernon on Aug. 8, 2011.

     Nartey, 27, was slain while walking home on South 12th Avenue about 9:30 p.m.  She was struck by a bullet fired at another person and was an innocent bystander. Her senseless death caused widespread shock and outrage in Mount Vernon and beyond.

     “I am calling on the entire Mount Vernon community to come forward with information to get this cold-blooded killer off our streets,” said Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. “We will work closely with Crime Stoppers and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office to make sure this individual is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

     Derickson K. Lawrence, Chairperson of Westchester County Crime Stoppers, echoed the mayor’s appeal for information from the community.

Derickson K. Lawrence, Chairperson of Westchester County Crime Stoppers Appeals to the Community for information

     “It is crucial that everyone within these four square miles bonds together not only to help solve this irrational and baseless crime, but to send a clear message that ‘enough is enough,’” Lawrence said.

     Anyone with information on the death of Gloria Nartey may call the Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (800-898-8477).

     “I am grateful for Crime Stoppers partnership with the City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Police Department,” Police Commissioner Carl Bell said. “This new partnership between the media, the community and law enforcement will help us to eradicate those elements that are determined to harm our community through reckless and senseless violence.”

     John Kapica, a retired police chief and executive director of Crime Stoppers, said the cash reward program was an important tool to assist law enforcement in difficult-to-solve cases.  The success of Crime Stoppers will depend on continued financial support from residents and businesses in Westchester, he said.

     “It is my sincerest hope that with the support of the county’s private and commercial residents, Westchester County Crime Stoppers will be an important adjunct to law enforcement in Westchester.  Our effort in the Mount Vernon case is a part of an overall countywide initiative.” Contributors will be given Crime Stoppers’ decals or bumper stickers as tokens of thanks, but also for demonstrating support.   

Mount Vernon Public Safety Commissioner Carl Bell Commends Crime Stoppers for their assistance in this case

  As a volunteer civilian organization, WCCS is funded by tax-deductible donations from businesses, clubs, associations and individuals. A fund-raising campaign is currently under way. 

     The Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association and the New York Law Enforcement Foundation are founding sponsors of WCCS. The Westchester Bank has signed on as a lead corporate sponsor for the organization.

     Crime Stoppers has also offered a cash reward for information in armed bank robberies that occurred in Larchmont and Dobbs Ferry earlier this year. 

     Additional information about WCCS, the Crime Stoppers concept and ways to make a donation can be found at



Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.




 Mount Vernon, NY—Mayor Clinton I. Young will join local elected officials and community members for a special ceremony entitled “Remembering 911, Remembrance, Reflection and Resolve” on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza.





 WHAT:                 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and community members

WHERE:                City Hall

                                    One Roosevelt Square

                                    Mount Vernon, New York                                   

WHEN:                   Sunday, September 11, 2011

TIME:                     8:30 AM



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