‘Corpse Flower’ blooms at Botanical Gardens

For the first time in 80 years, an amorphophallus titanium is about to bloom at the New York Botanical Gardens. The plant, also known as the corpse flower because of its powerful odor, takes 10 …

Pokemon takes to the streets, Riverdalians give chase

When “Pokemon Go” was released in the United States, the game’s developers and fans of the video game and television series knew it would be popular, but it would have been hard for …

A race to watch this summer

In the course of a long election, which has already featured two primary dates for New Yorkers, a third is coming quickly down the pike.   In the course of a long election, which has already featured two primary dates for New Yorkers, a third is coming quickly down the …

Wheelchair team gathers for basketball and camaraderie

Every Wednesday, members of the New York Rollin’ Knicks wheelchair basketball team gather at the West Bronx Recreation Center to practice with members of the community. Most people who participate …

New exhibition features artworks exploring climate change

Global climate change is the inspiration behind a new exhibit at BronxArtSpace. The exhibit, titled “Nature, Climate, Art,” opened on July 13 and runs through Aug. 6. For this project, …

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July 14, 2016 crime round-up

  Items in Police Beat are based on reports of crimes and arrests. Those arrested are not guilty unless a court convicts them. Police Beat does not include every crime in our coverage area.

Ballplayer finds way to keep his dream alive

When Christian Santisteban woke up one morning recently, it took him a minute or so to remember where he was. Not surprising, since May and June had been a whirlwind of activity as well as an …

Throwback caption writing contest

Come up with captions to these half-century-old photos and win a year's subscription to The Riverdale Press.

Chefs compete at Atria Riverdale

It was the competition where the knives, plates and food came out, as the chefs of the Atria Riverdale and Bella Notte Pizzeria showed off their culinary prowess during the Atria’s 2016 Chef …

Stories residents tell ‘fill the gaps’ left by historians

Riverdalian Sam Gellens, a former CUNY history professor, recorded an interview on May 12 with his neighbor Roscoe Brown. Mr. Brown was a former president of Bronx Community College and member of the …

A Butterfly Lover’s Delight

I do not know about you but I love butterflies! I suspect most people do, even though few have much interest or affinity for insects in general. But butterflies are special. Popular interest in …

Manhattan grad nominated ‘Woman of the Year’

Elena Bowman may have moved on from Manhattan College following her graduation this past May, but she may have one more accolade coming her way as she has been nominated for the prestigious 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

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'Press’ named best in class

The New York Press Association (NYPA) has named The Riverdale Press the best large-circulation community newspaper in the state for the second year in a row. The Press won the Past …