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If the changes proposed by the city planning department — which are scheduled to be voted on by the full City Planning Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 25 — become law, Riverdale, as we know it, will in the not-too-distant future cease to exist. more
Right here in the Northwest Bronx, we have an amazing piece of nature — 900 acres in the big city — where people have discovered a way to live and protect their watershed by limiting landscape development to only 30 percent cover. more
Joaquin Phoenix has a new movie coming out next month that already has some whispers about potential Oscar nominations, and it's a film with a number of connections to the Bronx. more
Last June, Gov. Cuomo signed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Law. Its stated purpose is to address certain abuses in the rental market, but we believe the law will potentially — perhaps unintentionally — harm many tenant shareholders. more
The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released U.N. climate change report, which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food — and quickly — to avoid the most devastating impacts of global food production, including massive deforestation, staggering biodiversity loss, and accelerating climate change. more
The tragic accident involving Mr. Juan Rodriguez and his toddler twins who died of heatstroke when he accidentally left them in a car deserves our attention and compassion, not criminal prosecution. more
Sally Pipes, a marketer paid by a Koch-funded California think tank, misrepresents facts in her recent Point of View. She maintains that there will be an exodus from the profession, and a severe shortage of doctors as a result of single-payer health care. more
Anti-Semitism is not a convenient tool to be used by demagogues or fools. It is a virulent affliction that has cost millions of lives, and is upon us yet again. more
A recent letter proposes that The Riverdale Press “support the work of (Van Cortlandt Park) alliance through donations and volunteerism” For several reasons, this strikes me as an unwise proposal. more
It was alarming to read a recent Point of View about immigration policy where the author referred to undocumented immigrants as “locusts,” and used an incredibly condescending tone to describe so-called “Upper West Side liberal Jews” who might disagree with the premise of the Point of View. more
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