New Bonefish Grill to Open in Yonkers’ Ridge Hill

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BONEFISH GRILLYONKERS, NY — January 24, 2013 — New Bonefish Grill has a
great story to tell as it opens its doors on February 18, 2013. The restaurant
is presently in search of hiring 100 area-residents for various positions.
Employment including angler (server), bartender, host and kitchen staff.

Applications to join the fish experts will be
accepted for various positions including angler (server), host, bartender and
kitchen staff and will be available online or in-person at the new location.

To apply, visit http://www.BloominBrandsCareers.com/Bonefish,
and completer the online application. Interviews with qualified candidates that
aplly online or at the new restaurant located in the Ridge Hill Mall at 26
Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710.

Applications are being accepted now through the
opening on February 18, 2013

eHeziNew Bonefish Grill to Open in Yonkers’ Ridge Hill

Comments 39

  1. Bonefish offered fre, yes free, meals to employees of ridgehll and stew Leonard’s while they trained their new hires. Very generous. We all enjoyed free meals including drinks, appetizers, entrees and salads.

  2. I am also fortunate to have gotten a job up there right when it i opened. No easy feat in this economy. Plenty of jobs there for local people and we are all grateful.

  3. Doctors in bronxville joined westmed because of high malpractice and low revenue due to insurance. That’s why there are empty offices. It’s more efficient to run a medical group than a million individual offices. All of my doctors that were in bronxville now practice out of westmed in ridgehll and are very happy. It’s easier for me to park in a garage than drive around bronxville for an hour and then worry my meter will expire while I’m waiting. Rents were too high for the small mom and pop stores to stay open in this economy. It’s not ridge hills fault pricey stores closed in bronxville.

  4. i always hoped for bonefish to open near me. i have gone to many in florida, new jersey, atlantic city.. etc. . the food is very good… not too expensive… and not a fast food restaurant… so stop complaining.. and take a break and go to the new restaurant when it opens.. i am sure you will love it… and as far as ridge hill goes… forgetting politics, it is a great addition to yonkers.. quality stores, nice and clean enviornment and because it is not close to residential homes, no hangouts for teens, and rowdy youngsters.
    enjoy life my friends

  5. Yonkers is a no good, god-forsaken p;lace that deserves the wrath of the fed govt. We hire nothing but LIARS, scumbags, losers, uneducated fools with 1 point in mind…Help thyself to the free money.
    Ammicone is a low life and his crew is too. He claimed to be a republican but when you look at it he was a liberal who mixed too much government with private enterprise….aka Communism! or Ammicon-unism
    We phucked yall!

  6. The guys who put up the electric heating towers on the waterfront are actually on the waterfront board for the City!
    Collins brothers are believe. They received a certain amount in brownfield money and only spent so much.
    I think they had 15 million left and got to keep it. Here is the kicker, they petitioned political contacts to keep it tax free!

  7. Do you think the section 8 residents that now inhabit those river view apartments are lowering their thermostats to conserve energy while saving money?
    Hell no! They do not give a shit because they are not paying the bills!
    The citizen, homeowner, taxpayer is flipping the bill for these parasites.
    It will happen with the 450 “garden apartments” proposed on Austin Avenue. I assure you it will!
    No one will want to rent them because there will be horrible access and egress to the units, they will be built as cheaply and flimsy as possible, and the rents would be exorbitantly high!
    So when that happens, the “developer” will cry hardship to City Hall and then get permission to rent them all out to section 8 tenants.
    A neighborhood will be ruined / destroyed and the DelBello’s / developer’s of the world win again.
    It has happened before at various locations throughout this city, and I fear this is exactly what the developer’s end game is. After all, Federal Money is guaranteed unless “we the people” refuse to pay our illegal taxes. Sure, they will try to make examples out of a few of us, but we could collapse the entire government if we all just stopped “feeding the beast!!”
    A little revolution is a healthy thing for a sociaty.
    I know, I know; I am just an angry middle aged privileged white American that has no feelings for the “underprivileged.” Spare me the rhetoric and bullshit.
    Work harder people! Millions on Welfare are depending on you!
    Now if you will excuse me, I have to go shopping at any one of the “mega box stores” in this city in order to purchase Chinese made shit that I do not need in order to impress people that I do not really give a shit about. When I am done, I just might go to Ridge Hill to have lunch in the former Mayor’s restaurant.

  8. “Industrial Development Agency”
    The very phrase is a ploy. Just call it “Development Agency” because industry has nothing to do with it.

  9. I must say, you do seem hell bent on pushing how good ridge hill is, OK nice place , but at what cost to the homeowner. Are you reading all the above info> It is true.
    Amicone/Spencer were shown the tax base loss of revenue a long time ago.
    There is only one way to increase buisness in a locality guarenteed. Bring in more consumers. And not by building more “projects”. But by putting in places people would want to live in.
    Do you know this creep who built the waterfront”electric heat” towers also sits on one of the downtown boards and is at it again for another project? God help us but first, we must help ourselves.
    And for the record, the poor little fish I catch, I must eat them bones and all. Just too small to filet.

  10. You sir/Madam are 100% correct in your post!
    Thank you for playing.
    Tell him what he/she won Don Pardo!
    Congratulations! You have just won another property tax increase complements of the current criminal political enterprise serving our Lord and Master “Mike Spano.”
    Fear not for in three short years, he will be replaced with another Grand Exalted Mystic Ruler performing the very same shenanigans as the former Lord perpetrated against us “Little Ole Surfs.”
    The rich have been doing it to the non rich for millennia.
    And the beat goes on and on.

  11. Meanwhile, 35% of Central Park Avenue in Yonkers is boarded up and closed for business.
    Meanwhile, the housing industry is in the toilet with a huge inventory sitting for sale (not to mention what the banks are purposely holding back from the market….research “shadow real estate market” to learn what I am posting about.)
    So how do the politicians combat these issues?
    Simple: Allow developers to build more “Mega Box Stores” (that we do not need) and build more housing (that we definitely do not need.)
    Makes perfect $en$e to me……….
    NOT!

  12. Imagine what this city would be like if the politicians really cared for it Mike!
    Reduce wasteful spending Mike.
    Plan developments that make sense (and are conducive) to their respected neighborhoods Mike.
    Stop hiring friends and family for bull shit jobs Mike.
    Invest in our infrastructure and increase a manufacturing base within city limits Mike!
    Don’t you find it odd that the majority of these developments are based solely on consumerism Mike?
    This is a nationwide problem Mike, where we (America) have become the largest consumer nation in the world with our Government being the largest employer in the world.
    We hardly “create” anything any longer.
    What could possibly go wrong?
    I’m sure we will all be fine……..

  13. You obviously don’t get it. There has been no increase in tax base for the stagnant population. Property taxes keep increasing because of of the development don’t pay their fair share, which is actually a constitutional issue which is going to eventually boil over.
    How many of these businesses are actually paying rent up there?
    When they don’t pay we subsidize their profits. It’s not rocket science.
    Not one more development should be built without a comprehensive fiscal analysis of all taxes coming directly, and I mean directly into the city.
    The only one who tout these projects are the ones who will benefit from them or the political trolls who have been told to do so.
    Finally the role of government is to make laws and legislate, it is not to create jobs or do economic development or to make the rich wealthier. Thats what businesses and the FREE MARKET are supposed to do. That’s why government in size is way outta control. I’m not a tea party person but it’s time to rope all this in and get citizen control over its spending.

  14. imagine what your tax hikes would have been without
    the developements you mentioned…and imagine what
    your tax bill would be if all the properties along
    central ave did not appeal their taxes and get them
    lowered….development is not inherently bad..and
    ridge hill is a good project which appears to be
    very successful in attracting people otherwise you
    wouldn’t get a top shelf chain like bonefish opening
    there….and for the recored giffillte fish has no bones 🙂

  15. Part three:
    Next stop: Austin Avenue.
    Al DelBello and Company (you know, the Spano’s) want to build the following:
    1) A 175,000 square foot Target Store along Prior Place and Austin Avenue.
    2) An 80,000 square foot retail store next to Costco.
    3) 450 (yes that’s right folks, 450) garden apartments on top of the mountain on the north side of Austin Avenue accessible by (get this) a bridge over Austin Avenue.
    DelBello needs a zone change in order to facilitate this proposed development. What is interesting to me is that he (DelBello) wants to change the very laws that he himself wrote years ago in order to PREVENT another “Ridge Hill” type of development. That was one of many conditions set forth by the City Council.
    This is a classic example of Greed, Narcissism, gluttony and utter disdain for the citizen / homeowner / taxpayer.
    This insanity will end when the citizen / homeowner / taxpayers get together and take our city (and country) back.
    It is time to push back!
    I know we are all busy keeping the wolf away from the door and raising our families. I get it. But please remember, these greedy bastards (DelBello and similar ilk) also understand this fact of life and the slither and weasel around the dark corners of City Hall and amongst us feigning friendship all the while wearing and beating us down to the point of acquiescence.
    Virtually every hair brained development scheme will have (and has had) negative impacts on our city, infrastructure, municipal workforce, our homes, and our taxes.
    Watch out for the following:
    1) The ball park (whatever happened to this idea?)
    2) The powerhouse.
    3) The high rise proposal for Nepperhan Street.
    4) The high rise proposal for Warburton Avenue.
    5) Boyce Thompson.
    6) More Executive Boulevard development is on the way.
    Get involved people!

  16. Part two:
    Here are just a few examples of what was promised and what has actually happened in our past:
    The Home Depot, Stew Leonard’s, and Costco development was sold as a great income stream for Yonkers. With oodles and oodles of tax money and jobs, these greedy little Parrots kept touting this development will “save Yonkers”. The developers received unbelievable tax breaks for this project (still ongoing…..PILOT PROGRAM) while also receiving major help from our illustrious leaders. Does anyone remember the Jewish children’s Cemetery that had to get moved where Costco is now sitting????????
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The waterfront development was a great project to revitalize downtown Yonkers. Let’s see, the housing units were poorly built and very expensive to own and maintain (electric heat that would cost you $1,500 a month in the winter.) Now, they are full of section eight tenants because no one is buying them. The restaurants have changed hands and / or closed. Some are not paying their taxes, water bills, and garbage collection fees.
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The Racetrack and Racino conversions / rehabs were sold as a wonderful project that would dump millions of dollars into the COY’s coffers. The “Loonies” received unbelievable tax breaks as well as getting their mortgage recording fees waived.
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The Ridge Hill project (and scandals) received unbelievable “PILOT PROGRAM” tax reliefs as well as making a fortune dumping the dirt from Ridge hill over at the Austin Avenue Dump Site. Let’s see; off the top of my head we have an illegal parking meter issue with lawsuits. Improper storm drain infrastructure that has flooded homes and businesses. Horrible traffic conditions both to and fro. No firehouse constructed as promised. Apartments that are way overpriced and not selling. Excessive burden on COY’s municipal work force, and now “THE BIGGY”: These Ratner assholes want the COY to plow their PRIVATE PROPERTY STREETS for them!!!!
    Question: You know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase. (What a shock!)
    Does anyone see a pattern here? You don’t have to look too hard.

  17. Part two:
    Here are just a few examples of what was promised and what has actually happened in our past:
    The Home Depot, Stew Leonard’s, and Costco development was sold as a great income stream for Yonkers. With oodles and oodles of tax money and jobs, these greedy little Parrots kept touting this development will “save Yonkers”. The developers received unbelievable tax breaks for this project (still ongoing…..PILOT PROGRAM) while also receiving major help from our illustrious leaders. Does anyone remember the Jewish children’s Cemetery that had to get moved where Costco is now sitting????????
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The waterfront development was a great project to revitalize downtown Yonkers. Let’s see, the housing units were poorly built and very expensive to own and maintain (electric heat that would cost you $1,500 a month in the winter.) Now, they are full of section eight tenants because no one is buying them. The restaurants have changed hands and / or closed. Some are not paying their taxes, water bills, and garbage collection fees.
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The Racetrack and Racino conversions / rehabs were sold as a wonderful project that would dump millions of dollars into the COY’s coffers. The “Loonies” received unbelievable tax breaks as well as getting their mortgage recording fees waived.
    Question: Do you know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase.
    The Ridge Hill project (and scandals) received unbelievable “PILOT PROGRAM” tax reliefs as well as making a fortune dumping the dirt from Ridge hill over at the Austin Avenue Dump Site. Let’s see; off the top of my head we have an illegal parking meter issue with lawsuits. Improper storm drain infrastructure that has flooded homes and businesses. Horrible traffic conditions both to and fro. No firehouse constructed as promised. Apartments that are way overpriced and not selling. Excessive burden on COY’s municipal work force, and now “THE BIGGY”: These Ratner assholes want the COY to plow their PRIVATE PROPERTY STREETS for them!!!!
    Question: You know what the homeowner / taxpayer got?
    Answer: A property tax increase. (What a shock!)
    Does anyone see a pattern here? You don’t have to look too hard.
    Next stop: Austin Avenue.
    Al DelBello and Company (you know, the Spano’s) want to build the following:
    1) A 175,000 square foot Target Store along Prior Place and Austin Avenue.
    2) An 80,000 square foot retail store next to Costco.
    3) 450 (yes that’s right folks, 450) garden apartments on top of the mountain on the north side of Austin Avenue accessible by (get this) a bridge over Austin Avenue.
    DelBello needs a zone change in order to facilitate this proposed development. What is interesting to me is that he (DelBello) wants to change the very laws that he himself wrote years ago in order to PREVENT another “Ridge Hill” type of development. That was one of many conditions set forth by the City Council.
    This is a classic example of Greed, Narcissism, gluttony and utter disdain for the citizen / homeowner / taxpayer.
    This insanity will end when the citizen / homeowner / taxpayers get together and take our city (and country) back.
    It is time to push back!
    I know we are all busy keeping the wolf away from the door and raising our families. I get it. But please remember, these greedy bastards (DelBello and similar ilk) also understand this fact of life and the slither and weasel around the dark corners of City Hall and amongst us feigning friendship all the while wearing and beating us down to the point of acquiescence.
    Virtually every hair brained development scheme will have (and has had) negative impacts on our city, infrastructure, municipal workforce, our homes, and our taxes.
    Watch out for the following:
    1) The ball park (whatever happened to this idea?)
    2) The powerhouse.
    3) The high rise proposal for Nepperhan Street.
    4) The high rise proposal for Warburton Avenue.
    5) Boyce Thompson.
    6) More Executive Boulevard development is on the way.
    Get involved people!

  18. Sour grapes? Are you serious Mike?
    Ratner had to “BRIBE” an elected official (that we know of) to get this project started due to the strong opposition from the citizen / homeowner / taxpayers! This project was going to be voted down and they knew it! One of their lobbyists is now our Mayor and his brother (the former Senator) is in federal prison. Ratner is under several indictments as well as several employees incarcerated (Brooklyn development*****or should I say debacle?) No, nothing wrong here folks!
    The citizen taxpayer was once again pushed out of the way and forsaken due to greed.
    The citizen taxpayer concerns were ignored and bulldozed over.
    The citizen taxpayer had their property values decreased.
    The citizen taxpayers’ quality of life has been reduced for those homes directly surrounding Ridge Hill.
    These developments are always pushed as “great tax cash cows.” But the truth is, they are not and the citizen taxpayer gets a tax increase. I have a novel concept for our “leaders”:
    Reduce wasteful spending!

  19. I grew up in the 50s and 60s and all of our Friday fish ( we’re catholic) had bones in it.
    To this day, I shudder at fish with bones in it and ergo cannot fathom eating in a place called “Bonefish”, notwithstanding the stupidity of the Ridge Hill development.
    Spencer, Amicone and Spano must have had 50 ground breaking ceremonies at Ridge Hill. That’s what is was all about along with the graft and corruption.
    Mike E. wouldn’t understand this. He’s jewish and wasn’t forced to eat that “bonefish” on Fridays.

  20. I do so love Math, it is a lovely language. Makes it very hard to deny what was said those numbers, and my analisis like the numbers it represents are undeniable no matter what sales/salary taxes you add up,sorry.

  21. To the point with no insults, I thought home/housing would bring more consumers to the area. That is what really drives a buisness. A place like bonefish could have taken its pick on Central to locate along with all the others.
    We all know what happened up on the hill and it is going on all over the city. There are IDA’s in other places who tell developers and buisnesses it is not good enough.
    I dont blame the buisness, I put it on those who negotiated these deals on my side.
    They were supposed to be looking out for my interest.
    A certain county ida gave a medical center big breaks stating “they would have gone elsewhere far from our area”. So, in the medical field, if you are not a mecca like NYC for treatment, who would go if you are that far away? The people who live in this new area I would imagine. Point being the consumers will be the same deal or not. Just a giveaway for people who were going to open anyway.

  22. Development of industry in our country occured as a result of need, growth of population and generally the necessity to “supply” the “demand” of the economy.
    Most of that occured when the country was young.
    Ridge Hill falls into none of those catagories. There was no need for more retail or entertainment space. The City was full to the gills with it, and those are now suffering or empty.
    We had no growth of population to speak of. There was no new “demand” which would require a new “supply”.
    You admit it’s a shitty piece of property. The grades are steep, and next to a garbage station.
    This was a forced development, which occured, simply because some people in government placed their greed or need for noteriety above all. To wit, the convictions of Annabi & Jereis and the stiny smell of all of the politicians and power brokers involved.
    It’s poorly planned and uncomfortable as far as many people are concerned. There are no top class restaurants.
    The developer is laughing all the way to the bank because of the free ride he got from our dumb leaders.
    Go ask the property owners in Yonkers and Bronxville (vacant medical buildings) if there was a need for this new american “business”
    You’re a tool. You probably don’t own a single square inch of investment in this city. You’re all mouth and no ass.

  23. the concept of preservation only applies if there
    is something to preserve and ridge hill simply
    does not fall into that category by a long shot
    it was a mountain that afforded no access, no views
    and was next to a garbage station..and across from
    stu leonards…you cannot criticize a city for attempting to generate revenue from land it has because
    all cities do it and because you cannot stop development simply because you think that developers
    are evil…they are in business its true but that is
    the definition of how our country became as great as
    it is…whether the continental railroads or the great
    american malls…the business of america is businss

  24. The land in question was steered toward what it is now. I know it seems unlikely for something like that to happen, but it was made to be what you have now both the developer, ida, PHIL AND JOHN.
    Ancient history, but relevent to what you have now.
    This was their vision and they got it. We are stuck with the math(taxes). I guess I just like math and not concepts too much. That is what happens when I write checks out of my account,Math.
    It is a language you know, Math. It speaks numbers.
    Like the comptroller told the leadership of the city, no checks to see what the city benefit is on these IDA projects. Even if I dont like the concept, usually you can go back and see a little peek at good or bad with Math.
    Oh well, its here now. Meet you at bonefish for lunch while I,m still around.

  25. Ther’s a lot of “fallow land” in previously developed properties around the city thanks to development freaks like you and your two “Al” buddies.
    The concept of “preservation” and natural state of the environment means that everything that isn’t developed (and the bribes that may go along with that) is “fallow”.
    That is ignorance at its best. It’s also greed at its best. You’re a perfect fit.

  26. your math analysis may or may not be right..of course
    it doesn’t take into consideration the money spent
    by those working at ridge hill and the income taxes
    they pay and the multiplier effect that goes with
    any spending..it also doesn’t consider that there
    were no other alternatives so that site would have been
    fallow land producing nothing including taxes

  27. One more point, the city fathers are running the city(education, fire police,sanitation,administration) all based on a flexible number(sales and payroll taxes change ya know) when property taxes are much more stable and repetitive source of income.
    Can you imagine the racino is getting an IDA deal?
    Guess they need it because cuomo is cutting them out of the full casino legislation. That will hurt.

  28. Exponential tax savings is the problem with ridge hill and every other IDA deal. Here is the math
    1- Payroll taxes and sales tax are a flat number based on salary and prices of items/services.
    2- property taxes are based on a number that went up every year prior(except for one)creating a new tax base, then the next years tax increase was based on that new number hence, exponential increasing,therefore exponential savings for developers but not for me. They play we pay.
    The sales tax and wage tax will never outpace or match lost property taxes, period.

  29. You must have just moved here within the past several years and all of a sudden you are an expert on Yonkers -where do get off telling anybody to leave.

  30. Bonefish is not the problem, the way the tax base was erased is the problem. Oh well, homes on the hill would have been better. I would have bought one if i could afford it.
    But enough of me, i might try bonefish and ask for the tax paying yonkers resident discount that im sure we get.
    Oh thats right, we paid for the ida jobs and now can pay again.
    Bone fish is a buisness, bravo to you. he city fathers run the city. Hows that going?

  31. That’s one hell of a name and logo for a restaurant.
    Very unappealing. I hate eating fish with bones in it. (LOL) Another contribution to the fast food industry that’s ruining our country’s health.
    Don’t expect anything truly healtful. The “fish” concept is just a front for high fat, high calorie foods and big desserts.
    Ridge Hill is a total joke. We didn’t need it. Should have been left in its natural state.

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