Park Hill is a neighborhood in southwestern Yonkers, New York. The neighborhood is located atop a bluff east of South Broadway. The setting was developed in 1888 by the American Real Estate Company of Manhattan as one of the first planned communities in the New York metropolitan area. For a short time, the neighborhood’s centerpiece was the Hendric Hudson Hotel, designed by Bruce Price, the architect of the Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
Park Hill contains many vintage single-family homes, many overlooking the Hudson River. The neighborhood’s housing stock consists primarily of large Victorian, Tudor Revival, Arts & Crafts, and Georgian Colonial-style houses. Notable residents in the past include the actor Richard Bennett and his daughters, Joan and Constance, and Dennis O’Brien, the United Artists counsel. Park Hill was once the home of a funicular railroad, the Park Hill Incline, which ran from the Getty Square Branch of the New York and Putnam Railroad to Alta Avenue between 1894 and 1937. The two stations that served the Incline are now private residences. EZ Yonkers Junk Removal
Despite being a sylvan summit, Park Hill got its name from Robert Parkhill Getty, a New York executive who owned a 25-acre estate on South Broadway. In 1888, Getty sold the land to Andrew S. Brownell, the American Real Estate Company founder, which sought to create an A-lister getaway. Trains would carry visitors to a station on what is now known as Undercliff Street. Passengers would then hop on a funicular railway that would whisk them upward. The funicular’s two station buildings have survived: One, a stone-and-stucco structure at 32 Undercliff, contains apartments; the other, at 83 Alta, is a child-care facility.
Apart from the 8.5-acre Leslie Sutherland Park, a cliff-side escape on the grounds of a former hotel, and the 10.3-acre Pelton Park, where there are sports fields, densely settled Park Hill is not awash in open space. But a bridge over the Saw Mill River Parkway connects to the 161-acre Tibbetts Brook Park nearby. The Racquet Club on Park Hill, which dates to 1892, has tennis courts, a bowling alley, and a bar. Recent events included trivia nights, yoga lessons, and a screening of “Jaws” by the pool. On the busy but basic retail strips of McLean and Broadway, restaurants are scattered, although Pizza Barn serves wedges (or what Westchester calls hero sandwiches).
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