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SPW January

Letter from the President

As we enter another exciting New Year, let us each take a moment to express appreciation for what we have accomplished as a community. Yes, there will always be challenges in life we have to face, and things don’t always go the way we want. Nonetheless, I am confident that the basic ingredients to a life well-lived are alive and well here in Armour Villa. We have caring people who are willing to share the load, share life's blessings, and help one another out when needed, and who value friendship and community as a way to make each a day a little bit better than the last.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Armour Villa Neighborhood Association, I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Most of all I want to say thank you for supporting the Armour Villa Association’s efforts throughout the year.

- Steve Wagner, 

Airbnb: one size does not fit all

AirbnbAirbnb offers lots of potential benefits to renters and boarders alike. But what started out as a mom-and-pop business - a way for travelers to find more diversity in short-stay options and perhaps even a more cozy away-from-home environment - seems to have morphed into a multinational corporate model that can sometimes trample the rights of the neighbors of Airbnb renters and even whole cities.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not a rabid anti-Airbnb opponent. In fact, many of my personal friends make use of the service and love it. But it has its drawbacks, and it is worth being aware of them.

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School Choice in Yonkers

schoolSchool Choice in Yonkers - What it Means for You!
Yonkers Public Schools utilize a School Choice Process, meaning students from all over the city have the opportunity to attend any school within the district. However, there are two types of preference given to applicants--sibling and attendance zone. If a sibling is already enrolled in DiChiaro, a brother or sister living in the same household would get first preference. Secondly, DiChiaro is one of the schools considered to have an “attendance zone”. Students living within the attendance zone would get second preference. Therefore, Armour Villa families fall into this category. For more detailed information on this process and a catalog of schools, please visit

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