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In the wake of a tragedy, people seek solace in each other, as mourning is communal. Yet, the natural tendency to grieve together continues to be eviscerated by the coronavirus pandemic. more
As the original twin towers of the World Trade Center rose out of Manhattan’s Financial District, a second set of twin towers had climbed into the sky 15 miles up the Hudson River, casting its own shadow over North Riverdale. more
In times of chaos and disruption, faith can be a tremendous source of strength. It has been nearly two months since the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has shut down wide swaths of city life. Many work from home, and students of all ages adapt to online learning. Religious congregations also have shifted to a virtual environment. more
In the best of times and the worst of times, pizza prevails. That doughy disc drenched in tomato sauce under a warm cheese blanket and sundry toppings is an explicit promise of culinary relief, especially when supermarket shelves are occasionally empty. more
Van Cortlandt Park Alliance — the civic group formed from the merger of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park — has found its first executive director. more
After the initial panic subsided, Cathy Sanacore knew exactly what she had to do. Since last fall, Sanacore has made weekly trips to a side room to Yo-Burger on Riverdale Avenue. Not because she’s hungry, but because every Tuesday afternoon, Sanacore would gather as many children as she could, helping them use paints to create their best approximations of Leonardo da Vinci. more
The northwest Bronx was never supposed to be this quiet. With barren thoroughfares and shuttered storefronts, this neck of the woods is not its usual self. It’s a sobering reality reflected citywide as a result of city- and state-level decisions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
In a life before the coronavirus pandemic, the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center teems with life from young and old and everything in between. Yet, as the virus that causes COVID-19 tears through the city, it became increasingly clear that things would soon change at the Kingsbridge Terrace center. more
Moving out of college is typically a time of mixed feelings — nostalgia for the good times, and optimism for the road ahead. Normally, it tends to happen at the end of the semester, but these are not normal times. After Manhattan College decided to close its campus for the rest of the semester March 17, administrators told students they had until March 27 to  clear their dorms. more
The latest edition of The Riverdale Press is on newsstands now, but just in case you can't pick up a physical copy, we have the full e-edition right here. Free. more
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