LGBTQ-inclusive Christmas play

The classic visits of Christmas past have a modern twist in the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) comedic play, “Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo.” ...

Local student revives, repairs rare books

Tim Gress has always been a bookworm, but since he first began his federal work-study job in Manhattan College’s campus library, he has found a calling.  Mr. Gress, a sophomore at the …

Spuyten Duyvil library introduces kids to coding

Eight young children clicked on buttons on their laptop screens and watched animated cartoon characters respond to their commands by jumping, dancing and singing. The effort was part of a class …

Almost showtime at the Riverdale Community Theater

Charles Stahl sat in the middle of the auditorium, scribbling notes on a sheet of paper as the actors from The Teen Theater at the Riverdale Community Center performed their scenes from the play …

Riverdale Temple holds crafts fair and bone marrow drive

Members of the community gathered at the Riverdale Temple this week to buy handmade gifts, taste artisan food – and to sign up to perhaps save somebody’s life in the process.  The …

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December 8, 2016 crime round-up

  Masked assailants rob jogger 1. Four men wearing ski masks have attacked and robbed a 15-year-old jogger in Vinmont Veterans Park, according to police. Police said the victim was …

Sharkskin and song: ‘A Bronx Tale’

He-e-y! Da Bronx got some flashy Main Stem reppin’ last week, thanks to a new musical at the Longacre Theatre. “A Bronx Tale” is an ambitious show about coming of age in a bygone …

Wave Hill named ‘most-loved cultural venue’ in all of New York City

Perhaps it was the elegant buildings of the 19th-century estate, or the outdoor jazz concerts with a view of the sunsets over the Palisades, or the art and yoga classes, or the gardens surrounded by …

Police raid bar, seize fake IDs

Police have seized at least 70 fake IDs from a popular student bar, Riverdale City Grill, as part of a special operation to cut down on underage drinking, officers said.  Police said the …

Digging into history of New York’s use of plants

I am constantly amazed at the variety of topics for this column that just fall into my lap. Recently, I attended a lecture about Anton Kerner von Marilaun – Austrian botanist and professor at …

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'Press’ named best in class

The New York Press Association (NYPA) has named The Riverdale Press the best large-circulation community newspaper in the state for the second year in a row. The Press won the Past …