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So many words have been written and spoken about Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer since all four feet, seven inches of her first walked onto the public stage in 1980. She’s lived just south of us in Washington Heights since well before she was known outside her circle of friends. And many of her family — including a daughter and grandchildren — call Riverdale home. more
Historians agree the longest home run belongs to none other than Babe Ruth himself. Just how far his longest home run was, well that’s another story — one told last year by a television news reporter with deep roots in this part of the Bronx. And thanks to the Bambino, Evan Axelbank has his own accolade to place on the mantle: an Emmy. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
Summertime created some of the biggest controversies our community had seen in a while, especially when it comes to protecting the greenbelt that helps define parts of the community we live and work in. But there also was a push to make mass transit faster — more often than not, earning the ire of those who ride, and even those who don’t. more
As summer rolled around, Albany was busy debating and passing bills, while here at home, it became all about what kind of businesses we wanted to have where. more
This was a particularly special day for David Nussenbaum, executive director of the arts ensemble, whose headquarters were nearby. “They don’t name streets after just anybody.” more
Chances are, you didn’t even know it was there. Don’t be ashamed. Unless they were looking for it specifically, many wouldn’t see it. Hundreds of cars pass by the Riverdale Monument at the busy intersection just off the Henry Hudson Parkway where West 239th Street and Riverdale Avenue meet. But just across the street, in a wooded strip between the main highway and its side access road, is an old flagpole that has certainly seen better days. more
They wanted a space to call their own. A space dedicated to undergraduate research — run by students — that fosters academic excellence and success while simultaneously gaining real life skills. more
Call it love at first bark. As Beth Marchand approached a mobile pet adoption van parked outside a Petco on Sunday, Muenster the 1-year-old shih tzu mix affectionately leapt onto her. more
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