Police investigate man's death inside Columbia's Spuyten Duyvil housing

Details are sketchy late Wednesday after a 26-year-old man died inside a Henry Hudson Parkway building that provides apartments for graduate students and faculty of Columbia University.

Potholes? ‘Not my job’ says agency after agency

Valerie Katz drives her husband to the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station every day he commutes to work in Manhattan.

CB8 chair promises war if developer doesn't slow down

If its demolition work on the Spuyten Duyvil site of Villa Rosa Bonheur is any indication, Timber Equities is a developer that likes to leap before it looks.


Ekawa backs out of plans to open Broadway treatment facility

Ekawa Holistic Medicine is calling it quits on its proposed substance abuse treatment facility at 5622 Broadway.

Poet uses short film to share Holocaust stories

Growing up, Deborah Kahan Kolb knew the stories of what her grandparents endured during the Holocaust.

Dinowitz urges vaccination legislation

More than 400 people in Brooklyn and Queens have been infected by measles this year, according to the city’s health department. And that’s a pretty significant stat considering the disease was considered eradicated in the United States back in 2000.


'Perfect' Science takes division crown

Bronx Science had seen this movie before. Twice in fact.

Hookah haven smoked out near schools

Blink, and you probably missed the opening — and closing — of Fantasy Hookah on Riverdale Avenue.

The Y bounces racquetball out

Racquetball at The Riverdale Y is on its last serve. A dozen or so dedicated players learned in April that the Arlington Avenue facility will repurpose the spacious court into what administrators believe will be a more lucrative use.

Gaelic Park demolition gobsmacks neighbors

Easter week produced a surprise that caught many of its neighbors off-guard despite plans in place for years — the banquet hall of Gaelic Park, the epicenter of Irish culture in New York for more than 90 years, was demolished.

First-time primary challenger to Dinowitz is first ever

For the first time in his 25-year tenure, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz could face a Democratic primary challenger in the 81st Assembly District. George Diaz Jr., a law clerk and former aide to Oliver Koppell, announced his entrance into the June 2020 primary in a letter published by The Riverdale Press last month.

Legal tender on express buses? Not anymore

Have just $5 on a MetroCard? Forget about using a handful of quarters to make up the difference to the new rate of $6.75 on the BxM2.



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More about Elizabeth Kals Reilly

Elizabeth Kals Reilley began collecting books on gardening, horticulture, botany and hydraulics in the 1960s, buying from American and European book dealers. Her father was a bibliophile and her love of books developed at an early age.