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As Tech International is slated to close its doors at the end of the school year, community leaders are urging the Education Department to look into leasing or buying the space for a public school in … more
Van Cortlandt Park may see some big changes coming—$4.2 million worth of landscaping and design changes, to be precise.   The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is forging … more
The drum roll began and bagpipers played a solemn tune as scores of uniformed firefighters lined Riverdale Avenue. They stood in silence as the casket carrying Kevin Rooney; a Riverdale native, from … more
Sameer Caul grew up in India, and now that he is raising his own family in Brooklyn, he wanted his son to experience the same closeness to nature he had once felt as a child walking around the … more
Christ Church of Riverdale, a designated historic landmark, has restored its front doors and 100-year-old window with a $2,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The restoration … more
“Diversity + Solidarity = Strength” were the words Jone Lewis, the leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, wrote on a sign she made for the Women’s March on Washington. … 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
Nat Solomon, 72, was walking down Stevenson Place, a small potholed road near Sedgwick Avenue, a couple of months ago when, he said, he was nearly hit by a Hummer. It has been two years since the … 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
Red tape divides preschool friends Judith Menken, director of the Spuyten Duyvil Preschool, told the parents that she had been caught between the rules of the departments of Buildings, Health and … more
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