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Hundreds of Cubans and thousands of Americans watched, some in glee, others with distaste, as the U.S. flag was raised in front of the now American embassy in Havana on Aug. 14. John Kerry became … more
The recent death of Jimmy Hunt, the unofficial “mayor” of The Riverdale Y’s early morning swimming pool session, has left an empty space in the hearts of his fellow swimmers. As a … more
Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) was inspired to write, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The lamp beside the golden door which she referred to in “The New Colossus” was a lamp … more
I’ve taken to writing at Dunkin’ Donuts. I’m writing my current book longhand, so it is really no problem to write out of the apartment. I set myself up at a table in the front, … more
Little Riverdale has a big problem — bottles and cans orphaned, homeless and alone. They stare out at you from the gutters, sidewalks, garbage cans and even the grass in our parks. They lie … more
Over the last two years, I’ve supported our negotiating team in the P5+1, seeking to give them time and space to achieve a diplomatic breakthrough and foreclose Iran’s pathways to a … more
I grew up speaking Spanish with my parents, who fled their native Spain during its Civil War and settled in Brooklyn. I didn’t know any English when I started kindergarten and the teacher … more
A Sufi teaching instructs, “To pluck a flower is to trouble a star.” Yes, all creation is related one to the other in origin, evolution separating and bringing to light the … more
During a school break last winter, my wife, kids and I fell ill with a nasty virus, and we were lying around the living room, moaning in misery, fumbling through cable’s on-demand menu, seeking … more
You aren’t a criminal in the eyes of The Riverdale Press unless you committed a sex crime at a headline-grabbing private school decades ago (“Real criminal justice reform,” July … more
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