The latest edition of The Riverdale Press is on newsstands now, and we've got some great stories to share with you!
• The coronavirus is here. Well, even if the virus itself is not technically stalking us in our homes and businesses, we're feeling the social and economic pinch. Reporter Kirstyn Brendlen and editor Michael Hinman take a deep look into what's happened with schools, businesses, and the community at large. Also, read a letter from publisher Stuart Richner, as well as an editor's note from Michael, about how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is affecting not only your community, but your local newspaper as well.
• Hopefully when all of this crisis clears up and things get back to normal, commuters looking to get around the city without having to rely on buses and subways might have some good news — Metro-North trains could become less expensive. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is piloting a program that would make some intra-city travel out of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil competitive with subway and bus rates (but much faster). It won't launch until April, but we have all the details for you.
• The best thing you can do right now during the coronavirus is to stay home. And that's exactly what Jessica Haller did, even though she is campaigning to succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. Haller hosted a campaign event, but from the comfort of her home through the internet. How did potential voters take the platform? Read Kirstyn Brendlen's story to find out.
• The Manhattan women's basketball team was set to do some fantastic things after arriving in Atlantic City for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference postseason tournament. But they never had a chance to play, as coronavirus shut everything down. How did the women — especially the seniors who saw their collegiate career ends suddenly — take all of it? Sports correspondent Pete Janny has it all for you.
• Finally, Phreddy Nosanwisch is not your typical teacher, but he's someone who has become a key faculty member for the Marsha Dane Stern Hebrew School at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale. What has made his teaching stand out? Intern Rose Brennan talked to him and found out.
Get all this and more right now in The Riverdale Press, available at a newsstand near you! And there are many features in the paper that you can NOT get online, including all the details about things to do in our popular What's On section!