Urban Deer: A Herd of Them... in YONKERS!?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY License # 49FA1074963

While driving up Broadway in Yonkers yesterday I spotted some deer grazing on the lawn of the Richmond Children's Center. I thought I'd stop to take a quick snapshot, when I realized that this wasn't a deer or two that wandered, it was SEVEN of them, grazing quite brazenly, in an area that is virtually miles from woods and is densely developed. I was not alone; others stopped to see this rare sight.  

Yet again, Yonkers surprises me. 

My parents met and married while living in Yonkers- I have deep roots there. I am working on a deal not far from the neighborhood. Yesterday was a hectic day, but this incredible sight was food for the soul in the midst of the chaos. The lady across the street at the end of the video lives right nearby and she said this was the first time she had ever seen that many deer in the area. They would have had to cross a bridge just to get there, unless they just walked down Broadway.

Incidentally, this is THE Broadway, the continuation of Broadway in Manhattan, which goes all the way to Albany. 

Perhaps they were on their way to an audition and were taking a break. They sure didn't have stage fright. 



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Betty Knowles
Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com - Springfield, MO
TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate

We have a lot of deer around here, but not urban deer!

Mar 20, 2010 01:42 AM #1
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

That is pretty amazing....especially seeing the brick city buildings in the background!!!

Mar 20, 2010 01:43 AM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Quite amazing that they are so tame and just stood there.  I see deer all the time, but they run when they seem me or my car and I live in the sticks.

Mar 20, 2010 08:28 AM #3
Vienna Bello
Liberty Realty, LLC - Jersey City, NJ
Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR

Thats amazing! I think I counted eight in the beginning of that video.  It's freaking me out because YESTERDAY too, I saw SEVEN deer.  All females, big ones!  They were huge.  I live in Westwood just outside Paramus.  It's not a wooded area.  I don't know how common it is to see deer in Westwood, I'm originally a city girl, born and raised in Jersey City.  (We were excited to see a racoon growing up!)  But I was in such shock and amazement, they were within a few feet from me and definitely took notice of me, but didn't seem to care! 

Mar 20, 2010 09:19 AM #4
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Vienna- I think you are right- it was 8 deer in total. Pretty neat stuff. 

Mar 20, 2010 10:13 AM #5
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