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Local elected officials lobby city to repair pothole-ridden streets

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

By BRENDAN McHUGH City Councilman G. Oliver Koppell and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz managed to get the city to solve a variety of problems plaguing Riverdale residents recently. Koppell had the parks department fill in large craters that developed in Ewen Park after a water main break caused massive erosion. The damage was so extensive that [...]

‘Rooftop Revolution’ could surge solar power in Bronx schools

By Scott M. Stringer Manhattan Borough President At a time when middle class families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, New York City could be taking bold and innovative steps to create thousands of new green collar jobs, generate clean energy and cut our monthly utility bills. All we have to do [...]

New honor bestowed on local landmark

By MIAWLING LAM   The iconic Riverdale Memorial Bell Tower has been granted national historic status. The State Board for Historic Preservation approved the landmark’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places on Tuesday, January 3. News of the decision was announced at last Thursday’s joint meeting of Community Board 8′s parks committee and [...]

230th St. shopping plans come into focus

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    By BRENDAN McHUGH   The city’s Economic Development Corporation is examining five bids for the West 230th Street development, ranging from a single supermarket to a 16-story mixed-use development with 200 units of housing. The development will rise near the corner of 230th Street and Broadway, sandwiched between the elevated No. 1 subway [...]

Hebrew Home explores options for expansion on Palisade Ave.

      By BRENDAN McHUGH   The Hebrew Home is planning to add new buildings for more senior services on the adjacent 14-acre plot, recently sold to them by the Passionist Fathers of Riverdale. A meditation center, possibly an underground garage and a consolidated entrance are also preliminary ideas Hebrew Home president and CEO [...]

Not much support for expanding alternate-side parking on HH Parkway

    By BRENDAN McHUGH   Cars parked for days, weeks and sometimes months in the same spot on the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway service road have become a headache for building workers trying to clean the area. At last week’s Community Board 8 environment and sanitation meeting at the Riverdale Temple, the committee pondered [...]

Motorists given five-minute mercy

    By MIAWLING LAM   Motorists slapped with parking fines while paying for their spots could soon have their tickets cancelled. Under a raft of legislative changes approved by the City Council last week, parking enforcement and ticketing practices may become fairer, thanks to three separate bills. The first, presented by Council Speaker Christine [...]

Await details on plan for the ‘dinky rink’ that won’t die

    By BRENDAN McHUGH   More than a year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg first announced plans for a Van Cortlandt Park ice-skating rink in his 2011 State of the City address, full information about the rink will finally come to light. The Franchise and Concession Review Committee and the Department of Parks and Recreation [...]

Objections raised to charter school expansion

By MIAWLING LAM Students at Tech International Charter School, a new middle school set to open in Kingsbridge this fall, will not have an on-site lunchroom, gym, library or auditorium, officials have revealed. The developments emerged during last Thursday’s public hearing into the school’s proposed enrollment expansion. Nearly 20 residents, parents and elected officials attended [...]

Delays plague restaurant construction

  By MIAWLING LAM   It has been sitting idle for months, but the sound of drills, hammers and chainsaws will finally resume at Oregano Bar & Bistro next week. Construction work at the eagerly awaited French-Latin bistro, spearheaded by celebrity chef Ricardo Cardona, was forced into a two-month hiatus after its owners became mired [...]

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