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Laura Levine-Pinedo, who operates Bronx Burger House in North Riverdale, shows off gift bags she and a host of Riverdale area volunteers donated to 112 mothers on May 7 at the Praxis Housing Initiatives’ Broadway Family Plaza family shelter. more
To the editor: After reading a recent New York Times article reporting how the residents of Chinatown and its elected officials collaborated in canceling plans for a homeless shelter in their neighborhood after their joint efforts and protests, it saddens me that Riverdale has fallen into such a state of apathy and resignation over the failure of our nepotistic Dinowitz dynasty to do anything positive for our community. more
The last few years have been hard on families across the city. It’s more than likely that many New Yorkers have fallen on hard times and are still affected by the pandemic, inflation, and now economic challenges the rest of the world is facing as a result of the Ukrainian-Russian War. more
For weeks, neighbors hoped to get answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land use committee meeting. That’s where committee chair Charles Moerdler took the agency’s deputy commissioner, Erin Drinkwater, to task. more
Ellen had just discovered her husband was a drug addict, draining their shared bank accounts, and leaving them impossibly behind on rent and other essential bills. If that wasn’t enough, the couple had a child — an infant, in fact — who needed formula and diapers. But she also needed somewhere safe to live. And on that night, her family’s apartment was not it. Especially if drugs could potentially be in reach. more
As the saga over the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway continues, neighbors both for and against the project were invited to sound off at a city contract hearing early last month, only to find out the $195 million proposition is almost certainly moving forward. more
Controversy continues to surround a proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale, not just by its residential and commercial neighbors around the site, but among local elected officials as well. more
Unless you haven’t been paying much attention of anything in the neighborhood lately, you probably heard about word of a homeless shelter coming to North Riverdale that will house 130 single men looking to have a roof over their heads. Everyone deserves shelter. Yet, that doesn’t necessarily mean every shelter plan is a good plan. more
When New York City says it's committed to building a new homeless shelter in North Riverdale — it's not kidding. Contract for 6661 Broadway would last until 2055. more
Alessandra Biaggi announced Wednesday she is supporting the planned facility at 6661 Broadway that is expected to house more than 100 single men by 2023, declaring that "housing is a human right." more
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