Few things can pit Riverdalians against their neighbors with the speed and vehemence of a food cart. Whether in a Facebook group or muttered about in the corner store, it seems there are only two opinions about street food vendors showing up in the neighborhood: general acceptance or intense indignation.
Early in the morning hours of Tuesday, Elizabeth Thompson boarded a bus destined to Albany. Now retired, Thompson spends her time fighting for the rights of apartment tenants she says are being taken advantage of by their landlords. It’s what took Thompson to the state capital this week, and a sidewalk outside Bronx Housing Civil Court the week before.
It was thanks to her curiosity that Emily O’Leary brought the untold stories of Eastern Bloc artists to Riverdale. Back in 2010, the associate curator at Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale was learning about its collection of 4,500 artworks that are housed across the facility.
An entrance generally reserved for walking customers made way for an uninvited car Tuesday afternoon at a Rite Aid store in Kingsbridge.
A former tenured professor says Manhattan College was wrong to allegedly push her out of her job after more than 20 years at the school, claiming in a human rights commission complaint and a lawsuit filed in Bronx County Supreme Court that administrators discriminated against her over gender and perceived disability.
As far as anyone is concerned, the race to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen won’t take place until 2021. Yet, there are already two candidates actively campaigning for the seat, and one nursing a bit of a black eye.
Ekawa Holistic Medicine wanted to bring a substance abuse treatment center to Kingsbridge. The neighborhood could use it, they argued. The Riverdale-Kingsbridge community has a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to the city’s health department.
Karina Munoz likes Donald J. Trump. A lot. She thinks he’s a good president who has done great things for the country, and is a much better alternative to a Democratic Party in “shambles.” She likes Trump so much, she changed her Facebook name at one point to “Kari Trump.”
The AmPark Neighborhood School parent association annual fundraiser is serious fun.
Ava Grill Dubois could barely contain her enthusiasm. The American Studies senior third baseman had just helped her Senators take down John F. Kennedy Campus in a pivotal softball game, and in the process laid claim to the Bronx A-1 Division crown for the first time.
Early voting obstacle
Early voting is finally coming to New York, but a decision by the city’s elections board has dampened the enthusiasm of some Bronx lawmakers.
Sarah Stern is constantly bringing poetry to the table. It all began when she was about to graduate from middle school. At the time, Stern was required to “bring something creative” to commemorate the occasion. She wasn’t sure what she could contribute.
Plans to add a fourth school on the DeWitt Clinton High School campus have the historic institution’s alumni, parents and faculty worried the change will counter the academic strides the school had made in recent years.
Sometimes, what you expect is not what you get! Visiting Israel several weeks ago, I had made arrangements to see how the residents of Netzer Hazani, a reconstituted community that had been expelled from Gush Katif, were creating a tourist destination built on its bird population.
Valerie Katz drives her husband to the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station every day he commutes to work in Manhattan.
Sure, they were the 25th-seeded team in the 26-team field in the Public School Athletic League volleyball playoffs. And yes, they faced steep odds of making a deep postseason run.
A 50-year-old woman parked her car opposite the 3700 block of Jerome Avenue early on May 4, only to return later in the day to find her 2005 grey Toyota Camry gone without a trace.
Cliff Stanton may no longer be a part of the group that now organizes RiverFestBX, but he’s now leading the organization that first founded it.