Thursday, February 6, 2020

Silver for Safety

Today, I learned that my beloved Yonkers was named the second safest city in the United States by the WalletHub website, ranking number one in their 'Home and Community Safety' category. According to a WalletHub analyst:

"Yonkers is the second safest city in the U.S. It ranked first in terms of home and community safety. There are a large number of active firefighters per capita, a large share of sheltered homeless and a low number of traffic and pedestrian fatalities per capita,"

This comes as a surprise to me... though I love my beautiful Yonkers, it wasn't so long ago that Yonkers had a hard reputation (CONTENT WARNING BOTH LINKS). I've never had any hassles in the City of Y______, but I figured that even my safe middle/working class neighborhood had occasional bar fights. I guess that it's not as rowdy here as I thought, does this make by 'Big Bad Bald Bastard' persona obsolete?


Ali Redford said...

:-) Congratulations-that's really cool!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It came as a total surprise to me! I love this city, but I've always considered it pretty hardscrabble.