Riverdale (Bronx)

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    A Taste of the Gastronomic Options in the Bronx

    Last week, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. and Baron Ambrosia hosted Taste of the Bronx, a sampling of restaurants from around the borough. The Baron, whose real name is Justin Fornal, is the Bronx's official culinary ambassador and self-proclaimed "quaffer of culinary consciousness," who ros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Nostalgia Bites Back at Broadway Restaurant

    For this week's review, I found myself at Amanda Freitag's Empire Diner revamp (210 Tenth Avenue, 212-243-2736), where the celebrity chef channels the good old days with upmarket twists on American fare. The dishes I preferred most were those that showed Freitag rallying in her former fine dining wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Microsoft Turns Your Desperate 311 Complaints into Precious "Feelings" Map

    Have you ever wished you could hear your neighbors complain more? Of course you haven't. You probably don't wonder about the inner life of the man into whose armpit you were wedged for the duration of your morning commute, either. But now, thanks to a new map developed by Microsoft, New Yorkers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo: Free Gas Coming To New York. Psych!

    Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release announcing that thousands of gallons of gas were en route to New York and limited amounts would be available to residents free of charge. The free fuel would be delivered in several Department of Defense tanker trucks that were to be par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week

    Sandy and a little snow can't stop Bronx restaurants from gearing up for the second annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. Special events begin Monday and more than 35 restaurants in the borough will offer discounted fare. Some restaurants like Riverdale Steak House will give a 15 percent discount ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Fracking: Boom or Doom

    America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Six Concerts That You Can Perform In Today, Even If The Only Musical Instrument You Own Is Your Voice

    Today is Make Music NY, a citywide explosion of free live music that stretches from the Rockaways to Tottenville to Riverdale—if you leave your house today, there's a good chance that in addition to sweating, you'll hear at least one musician sawing away at their craft. One crucial part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    State Senator Gustavo Rivera on Redistricting: Bad Process, Horrendous Product

    ​Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    How to Say Those Unpronounceable New York City Place Names

    ​Thanks to the pronunciation experts at the New York Times City Room blog, who told us the right way to say "Van Wyck" just weeks ago -- a Netherlands native says it's "Fon Weg"; do with that what you will -- we now know how to say three other place names that previously likely befuddled and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Bronx Synagogue Bomb Plotters Get 25 Years

    Prison time for the convicted bomb-plotters.​Three of the Newburgh men convicted last October of plotting to bomb synagogues in Riverdale were sentenced to 25 years in prison in Manhattan Federal Court today. James Cromitie, David Williams, and Onta Williams -- along with a fourth man, Laguer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    This Week in Food: Macaroni Midler, 2011 Shockers, David Chang's Lucky Peach

    This week in food blogs ... Macaroni Midler, Junior Mints, and double-dipping; Food Republic looks at the top 10 food-related Seinfeld moments. Zagat Buzz lists the five biggest shockers in the NYC restaurant scene so far in 2011. The Atlantic wonders if David Chang's Lucky Peach is the best new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    NYC Private High School Can Cost More Than the Ivy League

    "And you gave me a scholarship, didn't you?"​Tuition at the famed Bronx prep school Riverdale -- once home to the likes of Chevy Chase and Carly Simon -- totals $40,450 for the coming school year, making it the first of New York City's important people-makers to charge more than $40,000 annual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    In Memory Of Paul Shaffer's House, The Now-Shuttered Punk Outpost In The Bronx

    ​Over the last year, those who traveled to the Paul Shaffer House--from Brooklyn, Fordham, Columbia, and SUNY Purchase--had somehow become convinced that the punk house off the Bronx Park East stop was going to be around forever. It wasn't hard; on the best summer nights, the place seemed like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Newburgh 4 Judge Hears Oral Arguments On Defense Motions to Dismiss

    ​ A federal judge heard oral arguments this week over the conviction of four Newburgh men for plotting to blow up two Riverdale synagogues and shoot down an airplane with a missile. They were caught in an elaborate FBI sting. The case was the subject of a comprehensive Village Voice article w ... More >>

  • News

    March 2, 2011

    Were the Newburgh 4 Really Out to Blow Up Synagogues? A Defendant Finally Speaks Out.

    Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Revisiting the Newburgh 4 Case

    ‚Äč​ In this week's Voice, Graham Rayman tells the story of the Newburgh 4 -- four men who "face possible life prison sentences for plotting to blow up two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to shoot down military airplanes at Stewart Airport." Rayman spoke with David William ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Riding Fresh Powder in the Five Boroughs

    warren lynn via Flickr​Tuesday night's not-quite-apocalyptic snowfall blanketed the city with up to 10 inches of snow, and while the last big storm wreaked havoc on the city, New Yorkers were ready and waiting for iteration two. This time we dusted off our sleds.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Jury Convicts Four Men in Bronx Synagogue Bomb Plot

    ​A federal jury has convicted four Newburgh, New York, men for conspiring to bomb two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and planning to fire missiles at military planes.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Newburgh 4 Terror Cell Convicted, But Case Tainted by Informant's Behavior

    ​After eight days of deliberating, a federal jury has convicted four Newburgh men accused of plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and of scheming to fire a missile at aircraft. They were arrested in May 2009, in Riverdale, after they planted what they thought wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Comics These Days: Archie's Gay Friend and Family Circus Goes Guido

    ​Following in the wake of self-loathing gay-baiter/gay-hater Republican strategist Ken Mehlman coming out of the closet, an Archie character has emerged from the cocoon of illustrated repression to fully embrace his homosexuality. Three questions:

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    First Tornado Hits the Bronx in 36 Years

    via Daily News​On Friday night, for a 15-minute period, we were hunkered down in our windowless bathroom (just in case!) as our Twitter flashed "Tornado WARNING" from New York's Office of Emergency Management, NotifyNYC, and, of course, the National Weather Service. (A warning, for future refe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Bernie Kerik, Cry Baby? Read Tough Cop's Email -- and Weep!

    ​Who knew that Bernie Kerik, the bullet-headed tough cop now headed to prison, was such a whiner? A really good whiner too, as proved by the latest submission by federal prosecutors to the White Plains judge who will sentence Kerik next week to somewhere north of 27 months. Prosecutors cite a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Few Surprises in Times Unemployment Map (Though Coney Beats Carroll Gardens)

    ​We are grateful for the Times unemployment map, which shows what New York neighborhoods are doing best and worst in these parlous economic times, though most of its findings come as no shock. The big loser is unsurprisingly East New York (also murder rate increase leader) with 3rd-quarter un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Junior Merino's Cocktail Lab Brings Together Bartenders for Boozy Experiments, Complete With Lab Coats

    Mix it up with Junior Merino​If you're a bartender, you've likely heard of Junior Merino's Liquid Lab. If you haven't scored yourself an invite yet, it's well worth it to try, if only for a chance to glimpse the lab itself. The space, accessed via an Old World-y courtyard in Riverdale, houses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Oliver Koppell Latest Democrat to Endorse Bloomberg

    Democratic officeholders, it's not too late to do yourself a favor and endorse inevitable winner Mayor Bloomberg. The latest to take advantage is councilmember Oilver Koppell. You can watch the ad he made for the Mayor here. When the Riverdale Press asked him about it, he said, "The implication was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2009

    Kerik-connected contractors poured cracked concrete at Yankee Stadium

    ​After less than a year, cracks are already appearing in the concrete pedestrian walkways in the $1.5 billion city-subsidized Yankee Stadium. The company that poured the concrete, Interstate Industrial Corporation, is currently starring in the trial of former Giuliani Police Commissioner Berni ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Some Question Jihad Qualifications of Synagogue Bomb Plot Morons

    While the four losers who wanted to blow up Riverdale synagogues -- whose conspiracy was "played out on a veritable soundstage of hidden cameras and secret microphones," per the Times -- continue to grab scary headlines, some are suggesting that they were just pathetic mooks who got grifted by an ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Morons Plot to Bomb Synagogues, Are Apprehended

    Four Black Muslims wanted to blow up four* synagogues in Riverdale -- or maybe just "detonate explosives near" them; it isn't clear -- and possibly other targets. They also wanted to shoot missiles at military aircraft at Steward International Airport near Newburgh, New York. To this end, the men bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Woman Shot With Arrow in the Bronx

    "U/D NY| BRONX| *PERSON SHOT WITH AN ARROW*," ran the Breaking News Network report on Sunday. Denise Delgado-Brown had indeed been shot in the stomach by a round-tipped arrow while exiting her car near a nursing home in Riverdale. Such incidents are rare in the city; in 2007 Noel Luria broke a neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2009

    Weiner Does 5-Borough Tour, Proposes GPS for Sex Offenders

    Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stepped up his game this weekend. On Saturday he put out a release complaining that there are "109 Sex Offenders Living within 10 Blocks" of local YMCAs, YWCAs, YMHAs and YWHAs. His proposed solution is $100 million in federal funds for GPS tracking t ... More >>

  • Books

    May 29, 2007

    'Mad' Max

    No worries, indeed! 600 issues of Alfred E. Neuman now all digital

  • News

    July 4, 2006

    Kerik Cops a Sweet Plea

    The guy Giuliani and Bush picked to protect us gets a rap sheet

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2005

    Freddy's Forgetful Pal?

    Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion had tough words last week for those renegade Democrats who crossed over to endorse the Republican mayor for reelection. "To the Democratic leaders that made the decision to abandon your party and support a Republican -- we will not forget," he warned ominously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2005

    Meet and Greet

    If the race for mayor were as over-and-done-with as most of the polls have it, you'd think Mike Bloomberg would slow down spending money, and that challenger Fernando Ferrer would sleep in. Not so for Ferrer on Thursday: Aides arrived at his Riverdale apartment just after 5 a.m. for the ride to New ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities

  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003
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    November 11, 2003
  • News

    April 8, 2003

    Her Métier is Running

    Aliann Pompey On the Fast Track

  • NYC Life

    August 20, 2002
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    August 13, 2002
  • News

    November 27, 2001
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    May 8, 2001

    Deflowering the Bronx

    Parks Department Paves Green Spaces Saved by Volunteers

  • Film

    April 17, 2001
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    December 5, 2000
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    September 19, 2000

    Advantage: Hevesi

    City Comptroller Scores Big in Primary Races as Ferrer and Green Stumble

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    A Bronx Tale

    The Incumbent Protection Society Musters Its Forces

  • Theater

    August 31, 1999
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    November 24, 1998


    My Man Jesse

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