Post Tagged with: "Riverdale"

Folk singer and Riverdale resident Delores “Dee” Dixon (Photo by Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Civil Rights Era Folk Singer in Riverdale

Bronx, History December 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

A Museum of the City of New York exhibition on the influence of folk music during the 1950s and 1960s features musician Delores “Dee” Dixon of The New World Singers, who tells The Riverdale Press how music has served as an integral part of protest.

Gino Enggasser, 57, a volunteer at the food pantry at the Church of The Mediator. The food pantry at the church is run by the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food and Hunger Project. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press

A Year After SNAP Cuts

Bronx, Social Services October 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Almost a year since $5 billion in SNAP benefits were slashed, more low-income Bronx residents are turning to food pantries. But in the borough with the highest levels of food insecurity – which also faces an “obesity crisis” – food pantries have been scrambling to feed locals, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo from Yeshivat Maharat via Jewish Daily Forward)

Mixed Reaction to Female Orthodox Clergy Graduates

Bronx, In the News, Religion, Traditions May 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The graduation of three women from an Orthodox rabbinic school faces tension from a major Orthodox rabbi organization, which has rejected their ordination citing that it violates tradition, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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.

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Riverdale Recalls Its Japanese Past, Royalty Included

Bronx, East Asian, Education, In the News February 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Shigeyuki Hiroki, the ambassador and consul general of Japan, stopped by PS 81 in the Bronx’s Riverdale section as part of his research into the city’s Japanese community, reports The Riverdale Press. From the 1970s through the 1990s, a peak number of Japanese students attended the school, including a member of the royal family.

(Photo from Dominion of New York)

Promoting Books and Culture, Bookstore or No Bookstore

Culture April 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

We came across two stories of independent bookstores last week — one that’s thriving in Harlem, and one that closed its doors in the Bronx. But in both situations, the owners’ commitment to spreading a love of reading is steadfast.

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.

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.