Post Tagged with: "Kingsbridge"

A section of Van Cortlandt Park was discovered several months ago to have been the site of unmarked graves for slaves owned by the Van Cortland family. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Uncovering an African Burial Ground in the NW Bronx

African, Bronx, History August 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm

According to Bronx historians, a part of Van Cortlandt Park once served as a slave burial ground, reports The Riverdale Press.

Officer Mohammad Miah prays in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Muslims Pray in a NW Bronx Church

Bronx, Muslim September 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

An Islamic worship group finds a temporary home in a Kingsbridge church, reports The Riverdale Press.

The National Bakery on Jerome Avenue near East Gun Hill Road, which has an A grading from the health department. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe)

Restaurant Health Grades, in the Bronx and Beyond

Featured Posts, Food, Health, New York July 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Some Bronx restaurant owners talk about the letter grading process, and what it means for their business.

Abrar mosque president Shahid Kaiser at the Church of the Mediator community space after Friday prayers. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Bronx Muslim Leader’s Plea to ‘Not Let Fear Take Over’

Bronx, Muslim December 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Yassine Taoufik, of the Abrar mosque in Kingsbridge, tells The Riverdale Press that the country should not reject Syrian refugees because of the actions of a small group of extremists.

L to R: DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler and Errol Louis, CUNY faculty member and host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” (Photo by Zach Williams via Chelsea Now)

Monitoring NYC’s Building Boom

New York, Real Estate September 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm

In a wide-ranging discussion with community and ethnic media at the CUNY J-School, Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler outlined plans for improving inspection of buildings.

Quaint homes dot the streets near the Kingsbridge Armory (Photo by Janaki Chadha via Norwood News)

Gentrification in Kingsbridge?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Real Estate October 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Some residents of Kingsbridge are concerned that development might negatively affect the Bronx neighborhood, Norwood News reports.

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (left) and Vishnu Mahadeo, of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, accuse the city of using fines against small business to boost funds at the expense of businesses in the outer boroughs, especially Queens. (Photo by Joseph Orovic/Queens Chronicle)

‘Borough Bias’ Found in Small Business Inspections

Bronx, Business, Queens March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Data released by the public advocate’s office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.

A illustration of a prescription pill on the wall along West 238th Street on Irwin Avenue in Kingsbridge, Bronx. (Photo by Marisol Díaz/The Riverdale Press)

Prescription Drug Addiction on the Rise Among Elderly in the Bronx

Bronx, Health April 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The Kingsbridge-Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx has some of the city’s highest rates of prescription pain medication use — and misuse — found a study by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Senior citizens, in particular, are using addictive drugs at unprecedented rates, the Riverdale Press reports.