Letters to the Editor
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I was somewhat perplexed by the recent letter from Eric Seiff about Van Cortlandt Park. I sincerely hope that The Riverdale Press will actively cover all sorts of news about events in the park and projects in the park. Keeping track of such news is one of the reasons I subscribe. more
For many, the end of summer is a bittersweet time. It marks the beginning of fall, cooler weather, and most importantly, the start of the school year. more
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What we are not entitled to is the belittling and dehumanization of others. Unfortunately, this was the tone of an opinion piece recently published in The Riverdale Press voicing several assaults against, and inaccuracies about, the immigrant community. more
Sura Jeselsohn deserves a “she persevered” award. Five hours to wait until she was able to speak, and it’s not over yet. more
I live at the other end of Manhattan from Van Cortlandt Park, but visit it faithfully. The parks in lower Manhattan are manicured and don’t give the feeling of walking in less-tampered-with nature the way Van Cortlandt Park does. Like so many New Yorkers, I’m sustained by and need that environment for sanity. more
I hope that you and your readers will take an interest in a social problem that does not receive enough attention. That social problem is workplace bullying. more
I think I understand both sides of this issue. I love nature, and want to protect every previous inch. But I also love to bike, and there are some unpaved parts of the trail that are dangerous, narrow, and sometimes sharply rutted. more
The key to making progress on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers is unrigging our political system. For far too long, corporate and big money interests have held an outsized influence over candidates and elected officials. more
After reading Kirstyn Brendlen’s story, I couldn’t help but notice some of the phrases commonly used by Uber/Lyft-related spin, like “transportation desert.” This farce that the residents of Riverdale have no forms of public transportation and are trapped in this sector is complete hogwash. more
Dimitri Cavalli correctly argues that religion should be left out of the abortion debate. After that, however, he engages that argument in the most disingenuous manner imaginable. more
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