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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
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 search for a district manager in Community Board 8 will come to close April 19, and it really looks like it’s Michael Heller’s job to lose.  Heller, the chair of both the … more
Patricia Manning’s 30 years with Community Board 8 came to an end last month. Who will replace her as district manager has been shrouded in mystery, though it may already have been … 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
Parents give task force earful about programs for gifted childrenParents seem to have a lot of problems with the gifted and talented programs at area schools: information not easily available, no … 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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