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A supervisor who works at Fort Independence Houses on Bailey Avenue is in critical condition after he was allegedly shot three times by one of his employees Monday. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
Summertime created some of the biggest controversies our community had seen in a while, especially when it comes to protecting the greenbelt that helps define parts of the community we live and work in. But there also was a push to make mass transit faster — more often than not, earning the ire of those who ride, and even those who don’t. more
As summer rolled around, Albany was busy debating and passing bills, while here at home, it became all about what kind of businesses we wanted to have where. more
A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
There’s a secret buried just below the surface of New York City: Those pipes which are essential to bringing that famous-tasting water into our homes and businesses? They’re old. Like, really old. more
When it comes to Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District, there’s no such thing as “it’s only a tree.” An attorney who says he represents those involved in chopping down a tree in a parking lot near Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Independence Avenue near West 231st Street, says he’s heard that message loud and clear. more
Unless something changes between now and 2021, the city council race to replace Andrew Cohen could be the longest in city history, maybe even among the longest in American history. Dan Padernacht — a third generation resident of Shalom Aleichem Houses off Sedgwick Avenue and a local real estate attorney — first entered the council race in July 2018. He was soon followed by schoolteacher Eric Dinowitz, son of longtime Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
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
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