Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Riverdale Press is temporarily suspending our blog. Please follow Riverdalepress on Twitter.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Croton cost overruns — again

The Daily News reports on new numbers that show the cost of the Croton Water Treatment Plant is up to $3.4 billion.

Government snafus, tix-fix investigation and more

Go to riverdalepress.com for new stories on trouble at Bronx Science, stalled Parks projects, a Riverdale cop's suicide attempt, a new Nike pop-up shop on Broadway and more.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Woman hit by train at West 231st Street

A middle-aged woman jumped in front of a No. 1 train at the 231st Street station and died when the train hit her this morning, police said.

Crowds of onlookers watched from below as police attempted to remove her from the tracks.

Check Riverdalepress.com for more information and updates on train and bus service in the area.



Friday, July 15, 2011

Local talent

Check out this profile of Andrew Gabriel, an ex-Manhattan College basketball player and current Councilman Oliver Koppell staffer, playing Nike Pro City b-ball on Ron Artest's Queensbridge team.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Three of Newburgh Four sentenced to 25 years

The Riverdale Press reports on the sentencing that took place this morning.

Friday, June 17, 2011

More train trouble

This might be a good weekend to stay in the neighborhood.

There will be No. 1 trains running between West 242nd and West 168th streets, between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

The MTA will have shuttle buses running between West 242nd and West 207th streets, but if you don’t feel like putting up with the hassle, consider these Bronx-centric alternatives:

The 9th Annual Bronx International Film Festival features new short and feature narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films. It runs through tomorrow night at Lehman College. Tickets cost $5 a night.

Every Saturday, Wave Hill hosts Tai Chi Chuan classes for beginners and intermediates. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., with the beginners’ class at 10 a.m. and the intermediates’ at 11 a.m.

For music and drinks, consider catching Johnny Seven at An Beal Bocht in Riverdale, at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Punch Bowl props

Robert Simonson wrote a piece about The Punch Bowl, for Eater. Mr. Simonson writes about the lesser-known bars in New York.

"There are more than 6,000 bars in New York City. About 200 of them get regular press. This column is about the other ones," are the words at the top of each column.

In his item about the Punch Bowl, he wrote that he enjoyed drinking at the century old bar, located at the corner of West 238th Street and Broadway.

"I've rarely seen the years melt together as seamlessly as they do at The Punch Bowl," he wrote.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Found: Daniel Elkin, 67

According to the 50th Precinct, Daniel Elkin has been found.

Mr. Elkin, a 67-year-old white man with black hair, went missing around 8:30 Wednesday night.

He was last seen at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, near the Parkway House, according to a family member handing out flyers, and was found about a day later.

Seeing double in tix-fix story

UPDATE: The Daily News has updated its tic-fix story to include the following statement:

"The alleged preferential treatment was first reported in the Riverdale Press."

Thanks! No harm no foul!


They say imitation is the fondest form of flattery.

If that’s the case, then thank you Daily News, we really appreciate the compliment!

The day after The Riverdale Press published its exclusive story about a retired cop who got special treatment during his Five-O drunk driving arrest, the News had an oddly similar story about the exact same thing. (Gasp!)

Apparently, the Daily News doesn’t believe in giving credit where credit is due. No biggie Daily, it’s enough for us to know that our reporting made it citywide … kinda.

Check out the stories below:

Ours: http://bit.ly/jepaW5
Theirs: http://nydn.us/ivYMu7

Monday, June 6, 2011

Livery driver strike

Livery cab drivers are on strike today until 3 p.m. in protest of the mayor's Five-Borough Taxi Plan. Click here for the story.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We're up!

Check out The Riverdale Press online for this week's stories and a breaking report on the Department of Education's new vote on co-located two charter schools on the Kennedy Campus.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Klein staffer scares away rapist

State Sen. Jeff Klein's Albany staffer Rich Azzopardi stopped a rape in progress outside his Albany home on Saturday morning. according to the Times Union. Mr. Azzopardi told the paper that he heard a woman screaming for help, so he grabbed a kitchen knife and ran outside. The attacker fled with the woman's purse.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reading for a long weekend

This week's Press includes stories about a Five-O sergeant who doubles as a novelist, a UFT lawsuit to keep John F. Kennedy High School open, a Riverdale teen suing the city for wrongful arrest and a Horace Mann junior's performance at one of the city's hottest jazz clubs.

In case you missed it — it's www.riverdalepress.com.

Friday, May 20, 2011

We're online

The Riverdale Press is now online. Check us out at www.riverdalepress.com.

Also, remember to follow us on our new, improved twitter feed twitter.com/riverdalepress. Link

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