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Right here in the Northwest Bronx, we have an amazing piece of nature — 900 acres in the big city — where people have discovered a way to live and protect their watershed by limiting landscape development to only 30 percent cover. more
I was somewhat perplexed by the recent letter from Eric Seiff about Van Cortlandt Park. I sincerely hope that The Riverdale Press will actively cover all sorts of news about events in the park and projects in the park. Keeping track of such news is one of the reasons I subscribe. more
For many, the end of summer is a bittersweet time. It marks the beginning of fall, cooler weather, and most importantly, the start of the school year. more
Joaquin Phoenix has a new movie coming out next month that already has some whispers about potential Oscar nominations, and it's a film with a number of connections to the Bronx. more
Last June, Gov. Cuomo signed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Law. Its stated purpose is to address certain abuses in the rental market, but we believe the law will potentially — perhaps unintentionally — harm many tenant shareholders. more
It’s hard to find a leader like Father Ted Hesburgh. He led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years — transforming the school from just a football favorite to one with academic prowess. He worked under a number of presidents beginning with Dwight Eisenhower, and he even joined hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., singing “We Shall Overcome.” more
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What we are not entitled to is the belittling and dehumanization of others. Unfortunately, this was the tone of an opinion piece recently published in The Riverdale Press voicing several assaults against, and inaccuracies about, the immigrant community. more
Sura Jeselsohn deserves a “she persevered” award. Five hours to wait until she was able to speak, and it’s not over yet. more
There may not be a lot of positive things to say about Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance — like the free pass he seems to give to anyone named “Epstein” or “Trump” — but even a broken clock is right twice a day. more
The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released U.N. climate change report, which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food — and quickly — to avoid the most devastating impacts of global food production, including massive deforestation, staggering biodiversity loss, and accelerating climate change. more
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