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Yonkers City on the Hudson River, se New York state, USA. Land was originally purchased from Native Americans in 1639 by the Dutch West India Company. The acquittal of John Peter Zenger here in 1735 helped set up freedom of the press in the USA. Yonkers has various museums (including the Hudson River Museum) and research institutions. Industries: lifts (since 1852), chemicals, cables. Pop. (2000) 196,086.