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It’s not like it was free of issues before, but few expected the Key Food supermarket at 5661 Riverdale Ave., to be shuttered on a seemingly random morning. Yet, that’s exactly what happened to the long-embattled North Riverdale grocery store Monday morning when would-be customers were greeted with large banners declaring the store had indeed closed. more
Hopefully those who are enjoying a chance to finally eat out don't mind that the state will continue taking that term quite literally. New York City enters the third phase of its coronavirus reopening on Monday, but it will do so with restaurants only being allowed to offer outdoor dining. more
There may be 525,600 minutes in a year, but for many who have had to stay home through the coronavirus pandemic, it might feel more like 525,600 years. Few have probably felt that deeper than the young actors of the Riverdale Rising Stars program who, up until the beginning of spring, were in the final stretch to bring their version of the rock musical “Rent” to stage. more
Unlike some other parts of New York City, Riverdale and its surrounding neighborhoods offer a number of outdoor spaces and trails for those looking for some fresh air and exercise can take advantage of. And one of those regular stops — at least before the coronavirus pandemic world — was Wave Hill, overlooking the Hudson River from its Palisade Avenue home. more
Soon, the Sunday Market won’t be alone anymore. Longtime educator and lover of just about anything that grows out of the ground, Raymond Pultinas, is ready to open a Saturday version of the popular farmer’s market. But it’s going to try a location that hasn’t necessarily been a hot spot in recent memory of fresh produce — DeWitt Clinton High School. more
At 92 years old in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer considers herself an endangered species. But the famed sex therapist has done her part to stay away from other people, and otherwise keep herself safe. more
Mom and pop shops are the lifeblood of tight-knit communities. Riverdale Avenue, Broadway, West 231st Street and Johnson Avenue are among the many centers of social interaction in the area, and a place where one can always find a familiar face. more
Even Community Board 8 deserves a break. And like in past years, it’s getting it with a summer hiatus that not only allows its nearly 50 members a chance to recharge their batteries, but also a chance to reset the board itself. more
The months and weeks leading up to New York’s Democratic primaries were filled with twists and turns as state officials struggled to find balance between keeping New Yorkers safe from the coronavirus pandemic and not hampering turnout in a critical summer political event. more
Primary election night is notoriously exciting — a late night for candidates to pile into local bars and party with volunteers and campaign workers until the wee hours while supporters stare at their television screens awaiting results. more
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