From the Morning Memo:

A TV ad being released this week from the re-election campaign of Mayor Mike Spano touts a revitalization of Yonkers.

“You can feel it all around you,” the ad’s narrator states. “Yonkers is on the move — from the Bronx River to the Hudson, Yonkers is thriving.”

The ad can be seen here.

The 30-second spot credits Spano for lower crime and “property taxes under control” along with increased development.

“Yonkers is back,” Spano says in the ad. “Let’s keep it going.”

The ad is due to be released on Thursday and is expected to be in heavy rotation through Election Day.

“Mike Spano has led Yonkers though a remarkable turnaround, and we wanted to highlight some of the many ways things are getting better in our city,” said Spano spokesman ET Theotokatos. Schools, safety and the cost of living have always been important to people here, and this ad captures the hope that people are feeling now that they see improvement in those areas.”

A former state assemblyman and Republican-turned-Democrat, Spano was first elected to the post in 2011. He faces Republican Bill Nuckel next month.

He is also the brother of Republican ex-Sen. Nick Spano, a lobbyist who pleaded guilty to a felony count of tax evasion and served time in prison.

The state’s fourth largest city has in recent years has indeed seen increased development along its Hudson River waterfront. The city is also a notoriously difficult one to govern, with perennial budget shortfalls impacting the city school district that often require assistance from Albany.

The ad also seems to offer a stark contrast to the Yonkers a broader audience was introduced to this summer on HBO’s miniseries “Show Me A Hero” which chronicled the city’s contentious housing desegregation fight in the 1980s.

Nuckel has claimed in his campaign that Spano is using the mayor’s office as a potential stepping stone to running for Westchester County executive in 2017, when Republican Rob Astorino, the 2014 GOP nominee for governor, is up for re-election.