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Getting to school can be a trip, whether it’s walking a few blocks to someplace like Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, or busing in from other towns — and even states — for institutions like Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Horace Mann. more
Roosevelt Spivey has cut hair on the corner of West 228th Street and Marble Hill Avenue for nearly six decades. Known by many of his friends and customers as “Rosey,” Spivey first took over Marble Hill’s International Unisex Salon in 1962. Back then, Marble Hill was a mostly white neighborhood of working-class Irish and Italian customers. more
Two ongoing projects could be good for Van Cortlandt Park, but it also will mean the city will have to remove some 160 mature trees for construction. It’s a heartbreaking prospect for nature lovers who’ve spent a lot of their own time advocating for the park. more
Marilyn Sopher, who founded Sopher Realty nearly three decades ago with her husband Morris — using the success of that business to give back to the Jewish community she called home — died Feb. 22. Rabbi Levi Shemtov, who first met Marilyn 28 years ago when he was looking for a space to bring the Chabad Lubavitch movement to Riverdale, had the solemn task of reuniting her with her husband, who died in 1998, in Israel. more
Nothing beats sitting down with someone you disagree with and having that long discussion to clear the air. After months of asking the city’s environmental protection department to show up at a Community Board 8 meeting and answer questions about the Jerome Park Reservoir, they finally did. more
Amid the gray skies and February gloom, some New Yorkers (the ones not in Florida right now) dream of summer when they can pack a picnic, throw on some shorts and sandals, and head downstairs to a park. Only, what if instead of walking down the stairs, you only had to climb a little higher? more
Owning a home has obvious benefits: You can renovate, repaint, have loud friends over, and always have available to you in-building laundry more
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
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