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With their community vision plan in hand, the Together for Kingsbridge Community Working Group co-chairs are ready to officially take the next step as early as next week. Economic Development Corp. vice president Fernando Ortiz — whose  company owns the Kingsbridge Armory property at 29 W. Kingsbridge Road — announced before an excited crowd of more than 200 union and Kingsbridge community members that an official request for proposals will go out soon for the redevelopment of the historic Kingsbridge Armory. more
In 2006, Yaneley Henriquez stared at her newborn baby, a beautiful girl with chubby cheeks, little toes, and the perfect vision of life. She was the princess Henriquez always wanted. Her name, Angellyh, meant “an angel.” And she was destined to do great things. But those dreams were shattered on April 8, 2022. more
After receiving reports of unhealthy and unsanitary living conditions at the Van Cortlandt Motel migrant shelter, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Eric Dinowitz reached out to the city agency in charge of shelters and the operator to schedule a visit there. more
The 2024 Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup will not take place at Van Cortlandt Park after all. Instead it is now destined to be at another park in New York state: Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island. more
The community can now stop worrying about the development of a homeless shelter by Stagg Group at 435 W. 238th St. near Waldo Avenue. Now, it might become permanent housing for migrant families. more
“Somebody once said the rain represents the tears,” Riverdale resident and accomplished poet and author Beth SK Morris told a crowd of soaked people Monday at the Endor Community Garden and 9/11 Memorial. The more than 30 people who showed up in the thunder storm at 5 p.m. for the annual Sept. 11 memorial services led by Laura and Rob Spalter certainly could attest to the fact there were many tears shed Monday. They honored the lives of the 24 people from greater Riverdale, including first responders, who died on 9/11 with Laura Spalter reading off their names followed by a moment of silence. more
Following the failure of Signature Bank last March, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has announced has begun the process of selling its $33 billion commercial real estate loan portfolio. more
Six decades ago, civil rights lawyer Clarence Jones was on a payphone coming back from the airport when his wife told him not to come home. Why? Martin, Coretta and the King children were staying at their south Riverdale home. more
It’s fine to see a dusty book on the shelf, but seeing books in the trash is a different story. more
Like the late Betty Campbell-Adams, the namesake of the Community Board 8 annual most valuable merchant award, this year’s honorees have followed with the same work ethic. more
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