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Garry Marshall, the film director of Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries, discovered his gift for comedy when he was a student at a Kingsbridge high school, according to a veteran former … more
On a recent morning, 12 young students at a Bible-study summer program at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Marble Hill measured ingredients for a science experiment. It called for … more
City workers will remove the remnants of a tree that fell into the stained glass window of Christ Church of Riverdale, the Parks and Recreation Department said, following a flurry of community … more
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. more
Last week the Republican National Convention in Cleveland dominated the headlines.  From Melania Trump’s apparently plagiarized speech to Sen. Ted Cruz being booed off the stage for … more
David Hochhauser has not gone for a swim in 58 years. At age 12, Mr. Hochhauser watched a friend drown in a lake, a traumatic experience that left him with a crippling fear of water and swimming. But on July 20, he stood in a 4-foot pool at the Club of Riverdale and submerged himself for the first time since childhood. more
A woman selling mangoes at a Havana fruit market. Another mopping the front stairs of a crumbling building. Four American cars from the 1950s parked on a street.  These are some of the … more
A drawing from the 19th century is what led to artist Frank Gimpaya’s “Mask” exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The drawing, called “The Veil”, is by artist … more
For the first time in 80 years, an amorphophallus titanum 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 … more
Book lovers of Van Cortlandt Village received big news when local officials announced they were allocating $2 million for a new branch library to open at 3882 Cannon Place – a building with a turbulent history. more
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