Author: Alvin Abraham

Today, Friday, Feb. 19, Governor Cuomo announced that residents in parts of Yonkers and Mount Vernon will be able to begin making an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the new FEMA/New York State vaccination site in Southwest Yonkers, New York National Guard Armory at 2 Quincy Place.
Appointments for testing will open first for those with Mount Vernon zip codes 10550, 10552 and 10553 and Yonkers zip codes 10701, 10703, 10704 and 10705. On March 3, all Westchester County residents can begin making appointments.
All appointments will be made through the state site
The new location is expected to open on March 3 and is expected to offer 1,000 vaccines each day.
Mount Vernon residents utilizing the public transportation to reach the new mass vaccination site can follow these directions:
  • 52 bus transfer to 30 bus at Bronxville Railroad Station West to N. Broadway & Ashburton Ave
  • 7 Bus to Getty Square and walk 0.4 mi to the site
Sites are currently under development. Appointments at FEMA-NYS partnered sites will be initially reserved for members of the community in which the sites are located, and community engagement efforts will be used to help and encourage community members to sign up for appointments. More scheduling information, opening dates and hours of operation will be made available in the coming days.
Mount Vernon continues to advocate for a vaccination site that is located within the city. Please click the links above to see if you are eligible and for further information.

City Of Mount Vernon Real Estate Meeting

The City of Mount Vernon Real Estate regular meeting held via Zoom only.


                Time:                     10:00am-11:00am

                Date                      February 26, 2021

                Location              Memorial Room 2nd Floor

Please see additional Zoom link below

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 391373

Or iPhone one-tap :

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Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

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Webinar ID: 830 5462 6461

Passcode: 391373

Closure Planned for the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Hutchinson River Parkway in Mount Vernon and Pelham

Beginning around Thursday, February 18 for approximately eleven months
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Hutchinson River and the Hutchinson River Parkway at Exit 12 (East Lincoln Ave/Mount Vernon/Pelham) in the City of Mount Vernon and the Village of Pelham is expected to close in both directions.
A new traffic pattern will begin on or around February 18, 2021 for approximately eleven months, weather permitting. Traffic will be rerouted to a temporary bridge just south of the existing bridge, where one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. Traffic lights will enable one direction of traffic to cross the temporary bridge at a time. Motorists should plan accordingly. The bridge closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge as part of an ongoing bridge replacement and rehabilitation project in Lower Westchester. The culvert that carries northbound traffic off of the Hutchinson River Parkway and over the Hutchinson River will also be replaced along with traffic signals on the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge.
Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.
For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit or download the free 511NY mobile app.