‘Corpse Flower’ blooms at Botanical Gardens

For the first time in 80 years, an amorphophallus titanum is about to bloom at the New York Botanical Gardens. The plant, also known as the corpse flower because of its powerful odor, takes 10 …

Filmmaker Garry Marshall’s career began in the Bronx

Garry Marshall, the film director of Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries, discovered his gift for comedy when he was a student at a Kingsbridge high school, according to a veteran former …

Stump of tree that fell into church to be removed

City workers will remove the remnants of a tree that fell into the stained glass window of Christ Church of Riverdale, the Parks and Recreation Department said, following a flurry of community …

Mask: Photography inspired by cryptic 19th century art

A drawing from the 19th century is what led to artist Frank Gimpaya’s “Mask” exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The drawing, called “The Veil”, is by artist …

Coaching Guyanese Olympians at Vannie

If you are a regular at the running track at Van Cortlandt Stadium, you may know Joe Ryan. Or at the very least you may have seen him there on any number of days as he is putting his prized track …

Police Beat

July 14, 2016 crime round-up

  Items in Police Beat are based on reports of crimes and arrests. Those arrested are not guilty unless a court convicts them. Police Beat does not include every crime in our coverage area.

Ballplayer finds way to keep his dream alive

When Christian Santisteban woke up one morning recently, it took him a minute or so to remember where he was. Not surprising, since May and June had been a whirlwind of activity as well as an …

Throwback caption writing contest

Come up with captions to these half-century-old photos and win a year's subscription to The Riverdale Press.

Pokemon takes to the streets, Riverdalians give chase

When “Pokemon Go” was released in the United States, the game’s developers and fans of the video game and television series knew it would be popular, but it would have been hard for …

Stories residents tell ‘fill the gaps’ left by historians

Riverdalian Sam Gellens, a former CUNY history professor, recorded an interview on May 12 with his neighbor Roscoe Brown. Mr. Brown was a former president of Bronx Community College and member of the …

A Butterfly Lover’s Delight

I do not know about you but I love butterflies! I suspect most people do, even though few have much interest or affinity for insects in general. But butterflies are special. Popular interest in …

Manhattan grad nominated ‘Woman of the Year’

Elena Bowman may have moved on from Manhattan College following her graduation this past May, but she may have one more accolade coming her way as she has been nominated for the prestigious 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

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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 …