Chances are, you didn’t even know it was there. Don’t be ashamed. Unless they were looking for it specifically, many wouldn’t see it. Hundreds of cars pass by the Riverdale Monument at the busy intersection just off the Henry Hudson Parkway where West 239th Street and Riverdale Avenue meet. But just across the street, in a wooded strip between the main highway and its side access road, is an old flagpole that has certainly seen better days.
A year and eight months after its initial closure, the pedestrian path on the Henry Hudson Bridge has finally re-opened to both feet and bicycles once again. Construction on the bridge connecting the Bronx and Manhattan sides of the Spuyten Duvyil Creek has been ongoing since late 2017, with one southbound lower-level traffic lane closed for most of that time. The pedestrian path was shut down a few months later, drawing the ire of walkers and bikers who frequented the bridge along the Henry Hudson Parkway.
It’s responsible for the popularity of its bagels and pizza dough, and it’s practically famous in its own right. New York City tap water is one of the strange bragging rights of the Big Apple, but some in the northwest Bronx and Manhattan have little to brag about when it comes to the water flowing from their spigots.
For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building.
Parking is tough. There are 3.1 million households in New York City, and nearly half of them come with at least one car — a rate that only gets higher in the outer boroughs.
It’s become an all-too-familiar sight for some drivers who park their cars overnight. They return the next morning to find a window or two shattered and valuables stolen. Sometimes, they find a window partially pried out of place, the would-be thief likely caught in the act.
Nearly a decade ago, a new antibiotic-resistant fungal infection was discovered in Japan. Known as Candida auris, it spread quickly in hospitals and other health care facilities, eventually finding its way across the globe with a stop right here in the Bronx.
It was like getting into college all over again. Jamie DeMartino had just been accepted as a fellow with Math for America, an organization that brings together math and science teachers citywide to provide support and opportunities to learn from and with other teachers.
Yonkers, in the early afternoon, is the sound of landscapers and slowly driven cars. A mere 20-minute walk from the city line, the area seems calm and distant. Yet in one of the large, well-kept houses that line the roads is an artist filled with the excitement and verve that comes from growing up in New York City. That artist is Julia Eisen-Lester.
Johnny Mathis just smiles as he sits in his customary seat on the Kennedy bench. His Knights had just dropped a 47-44 decision to Truman in their season opener, but Mathis still wears a grin, just happy to be around the game he loves.
When Loeser’s Kosher Deli opened in 1960, John F. Kennedy was on the verge of being elected the 35th President of the United States. “The Flintstones” premiered on television, and the first troops were sent to Vietnam.
Police are looking for two men they said robbed the T-Mobile store on Riverdale Avenue earlier this week.
When men with heavy equipment showed up in the parking lot of 714 W. 231st St., earlier this month, neighbors became wary. After all, the neighborhood lies within the Special Natural Area District. Most modifications to buildings and grounds must be cleared with the city before work begins — even if it’s a single, 6-inch diameter tree.
Adapting plays into musicals is nothing new. To tackle a classic, the adapter faces multiple challenges.
Rats are about as New York as Yankee Stadium, a dollar slice, or getting excited over a clean subway car. They’re everywhere — so much that you barely notice when they scuttle from view around a corner, down the storm drain, or from one pile of sidewalk garbage on pick-up day to the next.
When the American Studies boys basketball team arrived for their first home game of the season, there was still some lingering bitterness among the Senators left over from a deflating three-point loss at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy a few days earlier.
Longtime Riverdalian Fay Lewin passed away on Nov. 23, 2019. She was 98.
When you pick up the phone, you never know who’s on the other line. They may be legit and just trying to help you. Or they might be a crafty scammer who bilks you out of thousands you can’t afford to lose.