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“Where am I?” That is what an asylum seeker asked Adam Burian of New Rochelle, one of five incoming seniors at Salanter Akiba Riverdale High School who took time out of their summer break to volunteer at a temporary shelter for those who are seeking asylum in Phoenix to assimilate to their new country. more
Marianne’s Pizza Café has replaced Nona’s Pizza restaurant at 6100 Riverdale Ave., having opened Aug. 18. Under new ownership, the pizza café is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers soups, salads, pastas, entrees and sandwiches, heroes, paninis and wraps. more
Together for Kingsbridge will officially release its Kingsbridge Armory community vision plan and rally for union jobs and community ownership for the project on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at 42 W. Kingsbridge Road. more
After being closed for several years and left to be covered in graffiti, the Land & Sea Restaurant on 5535 Broadway is finally being demolished and in its place is coming a joint Burger King and Popeyes. more
A group of pickleball players strike a pose as they met up at the newly installed court at Riverdale Playground Aug. 8 to celebrate National Pickleball Day. Lisa Wainberg, at far left, and Luisa Beltran show their exuberance for the new pickleball court on West 237th Street. more
Jewish Association Serving the Aging is leaving its home at the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center where it has served the senior community for more than two decades. more
The building that houses the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, a modern Orthodox synagogue in Van Cortlandt Village, is on the market, according to its board chair Jack Kleinfeld. more
A party was held last Sunday at the plaza on Kappock Street and Knolls Crescent in celebration of a 14-year-old community garden started by Rita Freed. It was a celebration of the volunteers and all the hard work they’ve done to cultivate and clean the garden. more
At Riverdale Playground, a perfectly good pickleball court now lies underneath the basketball courts and adjacent to the handball courts. However, according to pickleball afficiando Alex Rosenblum, it needs some work. more
At the request of chair Julie Reyes, Community Board 8 is holding a special meeting Thursday, July 20 on the mayor’s proposed cricket stadium plan for Van Cortlandt Park. more
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