Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis. When federal courts ordered public housing be built in the white, middle class side of town, it divided the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
When local politics gets tough and dirty.
Did You Know?
One of the bar scenes with Oscar Isaac and Winona Ryder was filmed on location at Burke's Bar & Restaurant in Yonkers. Burke's however did not open until 2001. See more
Hey, this mayor thing... when the fun part starts?
When The People Find Out
Performed by Steve Earle
and The Dukes. See more