It hasn’t been a quiet retirement for Marti Michael. In the years since she left her post as executive director of The Riverdale Y, Michael has spent a lot of time on the nation’s southern border with Mexico, volunteering to help families seeking asylum with the United States. Her work has directly impacted hundreds of people. Now, that impact has spread all the way to her stomping grounds in the northwest Bronx, because Michael is alone on the border no more.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to push a bill legalizing recreational marijuana for people 21 and older into the state budget. It’s the second straight year Cuomo has listed the policy change as a priority in his executive budget, removing it last year with the hopes of passing it as a stand-alone bill that never made it off the ground.
In 1974, with no end in sight to the Cold War, the Soviet government erected a 19-story structure in North Riverdale which best reflected what Americans considered to be the “backward” mentality of the Russians: They built the massive structure from the top down. A fence was built. Cameras were installed.
After losing Ben Franklin Democratic Club leadership vote
The question is answered. The dust has settled. The old guard kept control of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club.
Eagle-eyed drivers and even pedestrians may have noticed a new addition to the landscape at West 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue — a shiny white speed camera.
Sonia Sotomayor is a tough act to follow. But for Manhattan College, it’s proving more difficult than expected.
It’s not clear who first coined the phrase “journalism is the first draft of history.” Washington Post writer Alan Barth published the quote, and even for Ron Rubin, it's a phrase that's spot on — especially for his new book.
It’s been two decades since Riverdale Cinema at West 259th Street and Riverdale Avenue closed its doors for good. A generation of moviegoers and aspiring filmmakers were without a venue in this North Riverdale neighborhood, and without a source of art. They once again had to bow to the undisputed ruler of the East Coast art world — Lower Manhattan.
For a while, New York City was ahead of the game when it came to accessible transit. And it was all thanks to a lawsuit.
Michael Lepetit didn’t know what he was getting into when he took over as head coach of the Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy boys wrestling team four years ago. He took the job, he said, because no one else would, and he didn’t want to see the program fold.
What are government budgets without political grandstanding, passing blame, and abdication of responsibility?
Want to cast your ballot in the April 28 presidential primary elections? Registered Republicans and Democrats are pretty much already set.
The muddy terrain of the soccer field was no obstacle whatsoever for Babi Kruchin, even as parts of her boots sank into the ground. Playing a game of fetch on the open field with her dog, Tashi, was much more important.
Playwright Leegrid Stevens sends us a chiller of a journey in his new play, “A Peregrine Falls.”
Winter’s barren branches are never truly empty as chill winds howl. Gone are the gentle, rustling leaves filtering soft green light upon the lawns (or concrete) below. But the Bronx instead has the tattered, flapping, tree-dwelling shopping bag to grace the otherwise arboreal wasteland.
American Studies’ narrow, two-point loss to Gompers in the regular-season finale did more than cost the Senators the Bronx B West Division title. It cost them a high seed in the Public School Athletic League playoffs, and the chance to host multiple home games.
Betty Gustafson, 84, passed away in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, on Feb. 5, 2020. She was the heart and soul of her family.
Sometimes a crook’s not out to steal a car — just parts of it.