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2008 Great Recession When the nation's economy crumbled, Riverdale wasn't immune. The last bookstore in the area, PaperbacksPlus on Riverdale Avenue, closed. Other stores also shut their … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to create a paved hiking and biking trail from New York City to Canada has given new hope to local environmental activists who have struggled for decades to … more
This is the second in a series of articles about roads, sidewalks and step streets in the northwest Bronx and the debris, potholes and decay that plague them. The first in the series, “Wait for … more
The U.S. Postal Service has not yet set any date for when it might return the 124 Bronx mailboxes taken from sidewalks last month, and some of the mailboxes may not be coming back at all, according … more
Community Board 8 has voted to endorse a plan to rehabilitate Jerome Park Reservoir, after the Department of Environmental Protection has revised it to heed some of the community’s … more
In his 29 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has become famous for hearty handshakes with president after president as they walked down the aisle to address joint sessions of Congress. Not … more
When a local resident asked Mayor Bill de Blasio if he would make a commitment to extending the Hudson River Greenway into Riverdale his answer was a definite “maybe.” De Blasio … more
How would you cross the street in an area shaped like the letter Y and where traffic runs in all directions without a crosswalk, stop sign, traffic light or island? Many people who live near … more
The MTA might consider expanding Bx10 bus service, but no changes to the Bx20 line are likely, officials said, after local residents urged improvements to the lines commuters say are marred by long waits, overcrowding and a lack of seats. more
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