People want to live in Northwest Yonkers apartments because of the easy, 16-mile commute to Manhattan, views of the Hudson River, and the sense of an abiding community with roots that go back many generations. The easy access to the city via the Metro-North Hudson line trains is another major draw, putting you right on Broadway in about 30 minutes. Like most of New York, Northwest Yonkers is very pedestrian-friendly, with a terrific mix of restaurants, delis, shops, and more scattered throughout the neighborhood. The Old Croton Trailway State Park follows the river through Northwest Yonkers, providing a wooded and scenic path for hiking and jogging. This historic trail follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which was used to carry water throughout the city from 1842 until 1955.