FIRST ONLINE

It’s finally over: Eric Dinowitz is going to City Hall

After nearly three years of running, former teacher Eric Dinowitz will succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. At least until the end of this year.

Mayoral candidates split on role of city’s specialized high schools

There are only nine of them. And they stand at the forefront of academic excellence, as most of them require a standardized test for admission.

Preschools ready for next fall’s free 3-K expansion

Many parents have longed for the opportunity for their children to see the inside of a classroom for the past year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But come September, more of the city’s youngest learners might have the opportunity to do so.

FIRST ONLINE

Riverdale Press wins 8 state awards, including top prize for general excellence

It's always a great day for community journalism, but Friday was even more special for The Riverdale Press team after winning eight statewide awards at the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including one of the organization's most prestigious: the Past Presidents' Award for General Excellence.

Proposed traffic calming hits roadblock

Anonymous posting can be a nuisance. But when that anonymity migrates from the internet to the side of city streets, it can cause a bit more trouble — not to mention sending a project you’ve spent the better part of six months working on essentially back to square one.

BACK TO SCHOOL? OR NOT YET?

Classroom return: 25,000 and counting

If the past year has taught society anything, it’s that a lot can change even over the course of a few weeks. And even more can change over four months.

Special election is over, but primary just getting started

They both took a major gamble stepping away from the recent city council special election to instead focus on the June Democratic primary, and now both Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra hope it will pay off.

Restoring flagpole to old glory for Old Glory

It seems about once a year or so, someone happens by the small patch of hilly land separating Henry Hudson Parkway East and the actual Henry Hudson Parkway and finds something they didn’t expect: an old flagpole.

Lora has special election hopes, but they’re thin

Voters — at least the fewer than 10 percent who came out — have made their voices heard, but the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is far from over. And non-profit executive director Mino Lora remains optimistic about her chances of upsetting former schoolteacher Eric Dinowitz, who has a 17-point lead from early and live votes.

BACK TO SCHOOL? OR NOT YET?

Closing the COVID-19 distance — in schools, at least

Few education landscapes have been subject to changes over the course of the coronavirus pandemic as much as the city’s public elementary schools.

Earlybird ready to fly to caffeinate North Riverdale

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say opening a business during the coronavirus pandemic is a risky venture. This is especially true for restaurants, cafés and bars — many of which have closed over the past year.

Fostering community by bartering some sourdough

There was a time when many longed to stay home and chill. Then the coronavirus pandemic came with its months-long lockdowns, and those wishes came true. Except it wasn’t as relaxing as many might have imagined, instead quickly finding new ways to pass the time at home. 

Opinion

More

Police Beat

More

Coronavirus

More