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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
The coronavirus spread at the first New York City school to shut down in the outbreak's wake appears to have worsen after Salanter Akiba Riverdale officials confirm 29 people associated with its academy and high school have tested positive. more
Some post-secondary institutions like Manhattan College and Fordham University shut down campuses Monday as a precautionary measure. But at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in North Riverdale, Tuesday's campus closure is not a drill. 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
From the street, it didn't look too bad. A lot of emergency vehicles, a little bit of smoke. But inside the apartment building at 215 W. 242nd St., the firefighters those vehicles belonged to were busy bringing a one-alarm fire under control they say was deliberately set. more
The staff members from the Riverdale Neighborhood House made an unpleasant discovery the morning of Feb. 9. Someone reportedly snuck onto the 5521 Mosholu Ave., grounds the night before causing havoc. more
A 22-year-old Yonkers man has died in  what some have described as a workplace dispute-turned-violent. more
Woody Klein died Feb. 11 in his Westport home. He was 90. Born Elihu Klein, wrote a regular column for Westport News called “Out of the Woods,” which he began in 1992 after taking over as editor, and continued even after his 1998 retirement. It was the culmination of a busy career that began on the ground of Ethical Culture Fieldston as co-editor of The Fieldston News. more
There’s still more than a year before voters are expected to cast a ballot and decide who will succeed Andrew Cohen as this area’s city council representative. But one candidate with a political family legacy already has a major endorsement. more
It was a rainy Wednesday evening last week, but not inside the Kingsbridge Library. There, a small group of neighbors exchanged greetings with each other, as well as the five men in uniform who, by their very appearance, were the center of attention. more
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