New entrance for Vannie? Not so fast, neighbors say

Soon, there’ll be a new and improved way to enter Van Cortlandt Park. While news like that might typically be good, some residents — especially those who neighbor the area near West 261st Street and Broadway — would be perfectly fine leaving it just the way it is.

DeWitt Clinton safe from state takeover, for now

The school known as the “castle on the parkway” will remain under the control of the city’s education department.

Moving for a good cause

The cold weather outside was nothing to the energy felt and generated at 24 Hour Fitness over the weekend.


Lehman’s magical season ends in NCAAs

For the second season in a row, the Lehman Lightning were poised to make a little history.

Community Center's visionary founder dies at 92

Ferne LaDue didn’t know what to expect. It was Feb. 2, 1972, and her husband was driving her down Independence Avenue toward what was supposed to be opening night of her new concept, the Riverdale Community Center.


Free and fair elections? They start here at home

Seven score and 14 years ago this week, Abraham Lincoln delivered what is probably one of the most famous speeches ever spoken by a world leader — the Gettysburg Address.

Green scene

Herbaria almost as fascinating as its discoverers

As I continue my exploration of herbariums throughout the Middle East, I chatted some more with Hagar Lesch, the collections manager at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Hebrew Home copes with outbreak

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has implemented more stringent water restrictions and testing after five residents contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

From Myanmar to Riverdale

A fight for awareness

Only a river stood between certain death and the promise of safety. Over the course of a month, a half million men, women and children crossed the Naf River from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

Fine forgiveness urges youngsters to check out library again

A few times each week, Janneth Mejia-Figueroa visits the Kingsbridge branch library, bringing her three children.

Ballot brouhaha

Poll worker tries (and fails) to bar Press from Fort Independence voting site

Election season is finally over, but not without some drama at one polling place in Kingsbridge.

Cheers, motivation for Lehman runner at marathon Mile 20

Would you place a bet on how long it takes a colleague to run the New York City Marathon?

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