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On behalf of the Nature Group of Van Cortlandt Park, we wish to thank The Riverdale Press for your coverage of our walk on Saturday, Aug. 10, our last on the earthen Putnam Trail before construction begins to pave it with asphalt. more
For 15 years, until 2008, Crotona Park hosted a tennis tournament in the run-up to the U.S. Open. The seating at the Bronx Classic was primitive, but the competition was scintillating, The tourney featured up-and-coming men and women who played on the Challenger Circuit, the tennis equivalent of Triple-A baseball, in an effort to boost their rankings high enough to join the top players at the tour level. more
July marked the 55th anniversary of federal government support for public transportation. The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson’s greatest accomplishments, which continues benefitting many Americans today. more
Mr. Alvin Gordon might actually have legitimate concerns about “open borders” that could be addressed with our elected officials and those running for office. more
There was an editorial cartoon in The Riverdale Press on Aug. 1, which is right on the money. In it, Trump is being spanked by Uncle Sam with the Mueller Report. When told he will be punished once he leaves, he says he’s never leaving office. more
It seems to me that turning the U.S. Senate Democratic may be even more important than having a Democrat win the presidency (although the idea of a second Trump term is terrifying). more
The Point of View by Alvin Gordon is an affront to the hard-working immigrant community living in constant fear of their families being separated by the current extremist white nationalist administration. more
Reasonable people can disagree about how many refugees and economic immigrants should be admitted in a given year. And they can disagree about the best way to treat the millions of illegals who are already here. 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
Donald Trump may have been born and raised in New York City, and there may be several prominent real estate holdings here with his name on it, but the president is not very popular here more
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