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It’s been nearly a week since the city’s planning department officially withdrew its proposal to dramatically transform Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District into what it was calling a Special Natural Resources District. What was meant to be a much-needed overhaul of decades-old environmental rules protecting greenbelts in both the Bronx and Staten Island instead became a controversy that pitted some of New York City’s biggest movers and shakers in planning against each other. more
It’s all about putting less people in jail, especially with the pending closure of Rikers Island. And that might actually become a reality as city officials predict jail population in New York City will drop to 3,300 by 2026. more
If single-payer health care is passed in New York — or anywhere else in the country, for that matter — expect the sky to fall. That’s the clarion call of Sally Pipes, the president and chief executive of the California conservative think tank Pacific Research Institute, in an opinion piece published in The Riverdale Press last July. more
Dr. Phil Schneider likes to keep it simple. Walking into the speech pathologist’s Whitehall clinic, patients generally don’t find much more than a small sparsely decorated waiting area, leading to an office dominated by Schneider’s desk, with a big window facing Independence Avenue. more
Small apartment buildings in the neighborhood can now schedule curbside pickup of unwanted electronics, part of an overall expansion of the program into the outer boroughs by the city’s sanitation department. more
Medical providers can no longer perform pelvic exams without receiving consent from a patient, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
As the Trump administration doubles down on its efforts to not cooperate with the U.S. House in its impeachment inquiry, the three committee chairs at the forefront of the initial investigation — including U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel — have said the latest efforts to stop an ambassador from appearing before them could be construed as obstruction. more
In Washington, these days, just about every conversation is noun, verb and “impeachment.” The U.S. House of Representatives is formally exploring making Donald Trump just the fourth president in the country’s 231-year history to face the ultimate congressional rebuke, but U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat has formally been calling for such extreme action against Trump since 2017. more
After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now. more
It’s actually been 40 years since Terry and wife Anne took over what had been a fledgling business in the heart of North Riverdale. Although always perched on its corner with West 259th Street, the steak house itself was a bit smaller back then, that is until a fire gutted the restaurant and a neighbor television shop. more
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