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As the Trump administration doubles down on its efforts to not cooperate with the U.S. House in its impeachment inquiry, the three committee chairs at the forefront of the initial investigation — including U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel — have said the latest efforts to stop an ambassador from appearing before them could be construed as obstruction. more
After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now. more
It’s actually been 40 years since Terry and wife Anne took over what had been a fledgling business in the heart of North Riverdale. Although always perched on its corner with West 259th Street, the steak house itself was a bit smaller back then, that is until a fire gutted the restaurant and a neighbor television shop. more
It’s become common these days to see beloved shops — in business for decades — lock their doors for the last time. And in their place, a storefront sits empty for months, sometimes years. more
Deann Forman has a confession to make: She only works about 50 feet away from a fitness center, yet still never seems to find the time to work out. more
Up to this point, Councilman Andrew Cohen has described the changes he would make to the city planning department’s proposal to overhaul Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District as inexplicable. more
Police are looking for help from a string of robberies that have targeted Manhattan, Queens and two neighborhoods in this part of the Bronx. more
It began with the report of decades-old child sexual abuse. It led to a private investigation. Now, former students of Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy are suing the Modern Orthodox Jewish school for unspecified damages under the newly enacted Child Victims Act. more
After nearly two decades of effort, a pedestrian bridge will finally connect Van Cortlandt Park across the northern part of the Major Deegan Expressway. Councilman Andrew Cohen says he’s secured $11.5 million in city funding to make up the balance of the $23.5 million pedestrian bridge not far from where East 233rd Street and Jerome Avenue meet. more
Every student, from kindergarten through eighth grade, filled the balconies of SAR Academy’s open learning space to talk about a former assistant principal who has since been charged with a variety of crimes, including possession of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of a young boy. more
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