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Mayor Eric Adams’ idea of bringing World Cup cricket to Van Cortlandt Park next year has met with some resistance following an emergency Community Board 8 meeting July 20. more
What’s black, red, with white spots all over its body? Unfortunately for Riverdale residents, it’s an invasive species. The spotted lantern flies, also known as hitchhiking insects, show no sign of putting their thumbs down and pretty soon the nymphs will spread out their wings marking adulthood. more
After moving to Riverdale 15 years ago, Marion Koenig said she admired the great access to nature but she also recalled noticing a lot of stray cats throughout those first few years. more
At Riverdale Playground, a perfectly good pickleball court now lies underneath the basketball courts and adjacent to the handball courts. However, according to pickleball afficiando Alex Rosenblum, it needs some work. more
For newly named Community Board 8 Chair Julie Reyes, being in charge means holding back on her own opinions and hearing all sides first. The longtime board member and Realtor at Grand Lux Realty was voted unanimously on June 30 to succeed Laura Spalter, who termed out. more
It can be all too familiar for cyclists and drivers when they see a vehicle parked on a bike lane forcing them to switch lanes, sometimes into the opposite side of traffic. It is not just an annoyance — it is illegal. more
The July 4 weekend may have been a fun time if you were watching fireworks or at a barbecue, but for the New York Police Department and those unlucky enough to be in vicinity of any shootings it certainly was not. With that said, shootings in the city during the five-day weekend are down about 50 percent compared to previous years, said acting Police Commissioner Edward Caban. more
Whether someone sprains their ankle in a basketball game or suffers a concussion playing American football, the sports medicine team at Montefiore Medical Center believes it is equipped to help. more
The 150-year-old institution known as the Riverdale Neighborhood House is expanding its mission to directly provide food to the community through a new food and farm hub. more
After a two-year long effort, on June 22 City Council approved the co-naming of the crosswalk at 6115 Broadway between West 251st St. and Manhattan College Parkway to Betty and Lloyd Adams Way. The honor is in memory of Betty and Lloyd Adams, co-owners and founders of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake shop across the street from Van Cortlandt Park since 1986. more
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