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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. more
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. more
Police are looking for two men they said robbed the T-Mobile store on Riverdale Avenue earlier this week. more
The old adage of “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t take into consideration criminal minds looking for a potential mark. more
Anyone who ventured outside Sunday without a good pair of boots got a quick reminder of what happens when snow mixes with ice. more
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. more
Neighbors greeted each other as they assembled in front of 3741-3745 Riverdale Ave., Friday afternoon. On the other side of the black fence was an empty lot, just as barren as it was when crews demolished the former DJ Drugs location and a neighboring building back in 2013. more
If it wasn’t for the Riverdale Neighborhood House, there likely would have never been a Riverdale Press. By the same token, the community organization continues to flourish today because of the work of volunteers like former Riverdale Press co-owner Richard Stein and wife Hilary Baum. more
Construction work continues on the Henry Hudson Bridge, but so do the closures — and the detours that come with them. more
A battle that divided a community over what to build in an empty lot located smack dab in the middle of businesses stretched along Riverdale Avenue apparently is catching fire once again. more
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