CB8 launches pilot program to keep step streets in check

With a clipboard and checklist in hand, Laura Spalter inspects a step street at West 229th Street between Kingsbridge Terrace and Sedgwick Avenue, …

No objections: These teens have their day in court

It was the day before the trial of Chris Rausch, charged with the murder, in the second degree, of Robin Jones. The shooting was self-defense, her lawyers said. The prosecution, however, claims …

Meet Riverdale's Reverse-Graffiti Artist

With a paint-splattered reflective vest and a pair of gloves that look like Jackson Pollock designed them, John Provetto walks up the pedestrian bridge near West 235th Street to reverse engineer a …

For Mother’s Day, Riverdale runs

Not a single person yawned Sunday morning ...

Rowdy protester can’t rain on Espaillat’s parade

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, elected officials — particularly GOP members of Congress — have regularly faced off with protesters and angry questioners at town halls. The …

Sports

Baseball in his blood, Nizzari returns to the game he loves

The year was 1987. “The Simpsons” made its television debut, Prozac hit the stores in the United States for the first time.

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History hidden in plain sight

On the last day of April, I had a mind-blowing experience. I was invited to join Howard R. Feldman’s elective paleobiology class from Touro College for a geology tour of midtown Manhattan. …

Extended green light coming to 256th, Riverdale Ave.

Traffic delays lasting more than three lights. Extended waits to make a left turn. Cars double-parked. Near-traffic accidents. For drivers and pedestrians who use the intersection at West 256th …

Lawmakers want more Bronx kids in gifted classes

Parents have said the city’s education department has not provided easy access to information about gifted and talented programs. A new bill that will eventually go before city council would …

Residents raise issues with MTA elevators

Louise Salant goes to Manhattan at least five days each week on the 1 train to meet with her students. The private music teacher travels with a large suitcase on wheels, which holds 10 child-sized …

Muslim professor at Catholic school writes Holocaust book

On a recent Friday evening at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn and Manhattan College religion professor Mehnaz Afridi sat before worshipers at that …

Quad editor joins Press staff as summer political reporter

This summer, The Riverdale Press welcomes a new reporter to its staff: Alexandra Hutzler.  A native of Miller Place on Long Island, Hutzler will enter her senior year at Manhattan College in …