50th Precinct investigating second weekend murder

For a precinct that typically keeps homicide numbers in the single digits for an entire year, it was a violent weekend for police in the 5-0.


Police investigate stabbing murder on Sedgwick Avenue

Police are investigating a murder late Friday night in Kingsbridge Heights.


CB8's land use committee loses icon

Community Board 8’s land use committee has lost a seemingly irreplaceable pillar. Its longtime chair, Charles Moerdler, has stepped down.

Outgoing RSS director reflects on a decade of work

Julia Schwartz-Leeper found her way to Riverdale all thanks to a phone call.


Robbers grab $1,000 from Kingsbridge bank

Sometimes, just claiming to pack heat is enough to pull off a bank robbery.

New Riverdale Avenue cart is halal on wheels

Wearing a dark blue hoodie and hat, Mohammed Awed stood behind the steam and smoke rising from the oil-slicked grill, above fragrant spiced chicken, lamb on a spit, the hiss and wafting smell of onions hitting hot metal.

Bigger than the Beatles? Not yet, but...

They may seem like your average group of fifth-graders, but beneath their music lessons and four-foot frames, the trio of Oscar Smith, Alex Arbucci and Kian Hecht are The Great Oaks.


Homeowners gird for zoning battle with developers

The winds of March gusted through the neighborhood as Marisol Jimenez rolled her wheeled bag along the hilly streets leading to her Webb Avenue home.

Press captures four statewide awards, including best design

More than 150 newspapers from across the state competed over the weekend to see who was the best of the best. And when it came to overall design excellence, there was no paper better than The Riverdale Press.


A lot of basketball, but not so much money at RNH clinic

Youth basketball camps aren’t cheap, so Mike Barnes did what any coach in his position might do: He found a way to make it more affordable.

President leaving rabbinical school post this summer

Starting in July, Rabbi Asher Lopatin will no longer be a stone’s throw away in his office on Henry Hudson Parkway. At the end of spring semester, the president of the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School will step down, moving his family to Detroit, where his wife Rachel is from.

Genes put Ashkenazi Jews at risk for disease

She may not call herself an exercise fanatic, but Judy Fettman loves to get a good sweat going. That’s why she makes it her business to show up at the health club at North Riverdale’s Skyview-on-the-Hudson as often as she can.

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