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Jeff Torkin was never really one for the spotlight. Even as a development group he led started spending hundreds of thousands of dollars acquiring land not far from his Fieldston home in the hopes of developing it, the plan seemed to be more to focus on his company Timber Equities than on him. 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
The development company behind the new multi-family building on the site of the former Villa Rosa Bonheur has officially locked up financing for the construction project. more
When it became clear that nothing was going to stop the century-old Villa Rosa Bonheur apartments from becoming history, Stephanie Coggins decided she would make sure it was history her Spuyten Duyvil community would never forget. more
Timber Equities is about to go 2-for-2 when it comes to getting controversial construction projects out of the ground. Just weeks after clearing some of the final hurdles with the city’s building department to raze Villa Rosa Bonheur on Spuyten Duyvil’s Palisade Avenue, the developer with a Fieldston connection now has a green light to move forward with another apartment project at 3893 Waldo Ave. more
The battle to save Villa Rosa Bonheur might be lost, but the effort to create a legacy for the one-time Spuyten Duyvil landmark is just beginning. more
A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building. more
A 1 train pulls into the West 231st Street station in Kingsbridge. On the side of it, rainbow flag decals in the shape of hearts. more
As weather and nature continue to decimate what’s left of the Villa Rosa Bonheur apartment building in Spuyten Duyvil, people who enjoy a small park near Manhattan College less than two miles away have their own fight they’re arming themselves for. more
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