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The famous names who have passed through the doors of Ethical Culture Fieldston School are vast with the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barbara Walters. But it seems the school was very close to adding one more famous name to that list, if only he passed the test. more
The historical impact of the three-story mansion at 3029 Godwin Terrace is much quieter than mankind’s ascent into the skies and the heavens, but it has influence nonetheless. It seems almost out of place in its Kingsbridge neighborhood, facing P.S. 207 and surrounded by apartment buildings. more
Bob Mahoney noticed something amiss in Vinmont Veteran Park. He was walking through the 3.5-acre “pocket park” tucked between Riverdale and Mosholu avenues a couple years ago when he noticed a black cherry tree beginning a slow descent to the ground. It already was leaning into one of its neighbor’s branches. more
As the country searched to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, college towns emptied out as students were sent home in an effort to avoid further outbreak. more
Frank Lloyd Wright once joked he could just “shake the buildings out of my sleeves.” But even the famed architect who constructed Fallingwater house over a Pennsylvania waterfall might have thrown up his arms in frustration if faced with the empty lot occupying 7-15 Terrace View Ave. more
Although it should be no surprise to anyone paying any attention to city politics, New York City’s comptroller Scott Stringer is now officially running to succeed Bill de Blasio in the mayor’s office. more
Hiram Alejandro Durán’s name should already be familiar to many readers who check out the credit lines for pictures published in The Riverdale Press. But now Durán will likely become even more familiar with more readers as the paper’s new photo editor. more
Police are investigating a string of gunpoint robberies that have plagued parts of the Bronx in recent weeks, including two incidents in Kingsbridge that cost local victims more than $4,000 in jewelry. more
A house that has towered over Sedgwick Avenue for more than a century is coming down. Permits were filed Wednesday to fully demolish the 3,700-square-foot home at 3377 Sedgwick. more
Parts of the Henry Hudson Parkway — and its southbound service road — were closed for nearly two hours early Sunday morning after a motorcyclist was killed after reportedly sideswiping a neighboring car. more
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