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It’s here! Our annual guide to this great place we call home, providing important information about local services and institutions — a resource you can use year-round. Riverdale, Kingsbridge and the surrounding area was built on the great organizations, businesses and people you’ll find within these pages. Many of them (and so much more) also can be found in the pages of The Riverdale Press each and every week. It’s the best way to keep up with local issues, from schools to government, crime, transit and profiles of that special neighbor you already love, or maybe didn’t even know you had. In today’s digital age, your community newspaper is more important than ever. Where else can you get hyperlocal coverage, delivered to your door, by an award-winning team of journalists? Bring The Riverdale Press straight to your home. Subscribe right now by calling (718) 543-6065, Ext. 5, or visit RiverdalePress.com/subscribe. Or you can write to us at 5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 311, Bronx, N.Y., 10471. Publishers Clifford Richner Stuart Richner Editor Michael Hinman News Team Kirstyn Brendlen Sean Brennan Heather J. Smith Chief Photographer Julius Constantine Motal Sales Manager Cheryl Ortiz Advertising Sales Steven McCoy John Morehouse Rob Nilva

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or its first 60 years or so of existence, Edgehill Church was a singular building surrounded only by vast fields of grass and towering trees. Then World War II came. And with it, a changed society — a changed city. The farmlands the Bronx was known for were quickly being replaced by dense brick buildings. And not even this quiet hamlet of Spuyten Duyvil would be spared. Yet somehow, this church — one of the final remaining relics of a day when this area was so well known for its foundr y, the U.S. Navy’s first torpedo boat was renamed the USS Spuyten Duyvil — stands defiant against time. Its architecture clearly out of place. Even its intended purpose as a house of worship in limbo as it sits closed to the general public. Much of what we know about Edgehill Church comes from the account of William A. Tieck, a minister and historian who published a deeply researched histor y of his home, “Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil,” in 1968. Construction of the church started in 1888,

finishing a year later, according to Tieck. It all started when Isaac Johnson’s mother visited him at his Spuyten Duyvil foundr y office he had built for himself, and said this was the perfect place for him to construct his Sunday school. Isaac did just that, erecting a chapel predating Edgehill on family land situated at the eastern entrance of what was then known as Puddlers Row — a line of more than a dozen homes on a stretch of land now occupied by River Point Towers, where Johnson Avenue and Kappock Street meet. Although the Johnsons were Baptists, the congregation gathering in Spuyten Duyvil was actually led by Riverdale Presbyterian Church — an association that would continue until 1917. EDGEHILL CHURCH, page 11

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A ‘rare survivor’ from a simpler past EDGEHILL CHURCH from page 10 It was during the tenure of the Rev. Ira Dodd in the 1880s that the decision was made for a new church to be constructed, according to Tieck. Land was found on Independence Avenue, thanks to a donation from the unnamed wife of David Cox, who did business with the Johnson family’s foundry. Total cost for Edgehill Church was $7,500, or about $209,000 today. It was designed by Francis Kimball, a man The New York Times once credited as the “father of the skyscraper,” who also designed the Hell’s Kitchen church Our Saviour New York. What Kimball designed for Spuyten Duyvil was much different than the Late Victorian Gothic church that dominates its portion of West 57th Street today. Kimball planned a simple stone foundation mixed with a wood-based upper half to help it better blend with what was then a far more rural environment. The stained-glass windows, however, escaped that simplicity, designed by none other than Louis Tiffany himself. When Tieck wrote these details about what is likely the community’s oldest standing church more than 50 years ago, he probably had no idea that in less than a decade, he himself would lead the congregation there, despite being a retired Methodist minister. Tieck took over in a time when the congregation had shrunk considerably, and there was talk of turning the house of worship into a community center. The pastor stopped that from happening, and even pushed to get the building added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1982. The year before, New York City recognized Edgehill Church as a designated landmark. And it was during that time the family Christ Church Riverdale of Mathilde Kroger Krause — a longtime parishioner who had died at the age of 99 — installed a plaque outside of the church, talking about its rich historical heritage, “a rare survivor from the time when Spuyten Duyvil was a rural community.” Tieck died in 1997, still leading the church. But in his book from decades Our Lady of Angels before, he talked about a time during the church’s heyday in the 1930s, where children attended Sunday school at 2 p.m., and each class would sit in a circle presided over by one of the four surviving sons of Isaac Johnson. In fact, the Johnson family would stay quite involved with the church, until the last of them finally moved away from Spuyten Duyvil in the 1950s. Riverdale Temple

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An Beal Bocht Café

445 W. 238th St. (718) 884-7127 AnBealBochtCafe.com An Beal Bocht offers music, poetry, comedy, theater and art exhibits, showcasing both Irish and local artistic talents.

Bronx Arts Ensemble

80 Van Cortlandt Park S., Suite 7D-1 (718) 601-7399 BronxArtsEnsemble.org The classical music group based near Riverdale presents concerts ranging from chamber to orchestral works. It brings music education to schools and performs in theaters throughout the Bronx, offers a Chamber Music in Great Homes series in Riverdale residences, and presents concerts for children throughout the year. Conducts an outdoor concert series each summer in Van Cortlandt Park.

Bronx Opera Co.

5 Minerva Place (718) 365-4209 BronxOpera.org Based at Lehman College, the company hosts fundraisers in Riverdale homes. Performances take place at Lehman College and in various theaters throughout the area

Corner Café & Bakery

3718 Riverdale Ave. (718) 601-2861 RiverdaleCornerCafe.com The Corner Café offers live music twice weekly with appearances of classical harpist Mary Kate Boylan and guitarist Zach Cohen on a heated, outdoor terrace.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. (718) 960-8833 LehmanCenter.org The center presents a range of performances each season, from full orchestra concerts to dance recitals, comedy troupes and ethnic festivals.

Orchestra of the Bronx

5 Minerva Place (718) 365-4209 BronxOrchestra.org Based at Lehman College, the Orchestra of the Bronx performs professional concerts for the community in October and June. All performances are held at Lehman College.

Riverdale Choral Society

5030 Henry Hudson Parkway E. (718) 543-2219 RiverdaleChoral.org An amateur community choral ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of fine choral music from the Renaissance to the present. Made up of local residents and others. It rehearses at Christ Church Riverdale on Wednesday nights, from 7:30 to 10, and performs at local schools and centers.

Sinfonietta of Riverdale

4545 Independence Ave (917) 689-1211 SinfoniettaNYC.org A unique ensemble regularly performing

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Derfner + Judaica Museum The Hebrew Home at Riverdale 5901 Palisade Ave. (718) 581-1596 RiverspringHealth.org

Overlooking the Hudson River, the gallery features “Tradition and Remembrance,” a permanent exhibition of Jewish art and ritual objects, as well as an art collection that includes work by Mark Chagall, Jim Dine, Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Ben Shahn and Andy Warhol. Seasonal shows highlight special themes. Open Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m.

at Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Ave. The venue is large enough to perform chamber symphonies, but still small enough that each of its world-class musicians can be a featured soloist, with a repertoire that extends from the era of Bach to the present day. The Sinfonietta presents classical and modern music in community neighborhoods as well as children’s concerts, where it collaborates with local schools and youth organizations.

ART GALLERiES & MuSEuMS

Poor Mouth Theatre

250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. (718) 960-8731 LehmanGallery.org The gallery, specializing in contemporary art, is located on the Lehman College campus.

Chris O’Neill Room An Beal Bocht Café 445 W. 238th St. (718) 884-7127 PoorMouthTheatre.blogspot.com Started in 2010, the Poor Mouth Theatre stages the vast majority of its productions at its home, An Beal Bocht Cafe. Though many of the productions have Irish themes, they also run the gamut from Broadway to locally grown. The theater operators emphasize the work of local writers and actors.

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 RiverdaleY.org The Y’s Cultural Arts Center features three theater companies staging full-scale musical productions, a dance studio, a music school, and a jazz series.

Elisa Contemporary Art

5622 Mosholu Ave. (212) 729-4974 ElisaContemporaryArt.com The gallery is dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists as a way to inspire and enrich people’s lives.

Lehman College Art Gallery

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 RiverdaleY.org Gallery 18 presents the artwork of local artists, photographers, students and historians. Art classes also offered.

Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Wave Hill, with its serene, intimate setting and views of the Hudson, attracts artists of all kinds. Each year, Glyndor Gallery and

Wave Hill House are home to several group and solo exhibitions inspired by nature.

Hudson River Museum

511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers (914) 963-4550 HRM.org The museum is known for its innovative exhibits, many of which offer viewers handson experiences. Many use the Hudson River, which flows past the museum’s picture windows, as the central theme.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse (718) 681-6000 BronxMuseum.org Focusing on 20th century and contemporary art, many of the museum’s displays have Bronx themes.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

450 Grand Concourse (718) 518-6700 Hostos.cuny.edu The gallery displays solo and group exhibits in all media, from installations to painting and photography.

Bronx River Art Center and Gallery

1087 East Tremont Ave. (718) 589-5819 BronxRiverArt.org Located two blocks south of the Bronx Zoo, the gallery features contemporary works by urban artists. In addition to its exhibitions and performance series, the gallery hosts artists-in-residence and has a free after school program.

Gallery 505

505 W. 236th St. (718) 543-7100 KRVCDC.org Part of the Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp., this gallery features local artists in a boutique space just off Riverdale Avenue. Some artists who have already been featured include Jordan Moss, Stacey Natal and Nina Seigenfeld.


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HOUSESofWORSHIP Buddhist

temple of Enlightenment 3070 Albany Crescent (718) 884-9111

Ethical culturE

riverdale-Yonkers society for Ethical culture 4450 Fieldston Road (718) 548-4445

Our lady of angels roman catholic church

christ church riverdale 5040 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 543-1011

church of the Mediator

Mishkan ha’am

551 Fort Washington Ave. (646) 883-6119

Ohel torah synagogue

Beth am, the People’s temple

2860 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 548-3005

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox church

18 Farragut Ave., Hastings-On-Hudson (914) 222-5518

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15 Leroy Ave., Yonkers (914) 963-3638

535 W. 246th St. (718) 549-1100

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5919 Riverdale Ave. (718) 796-0305

conservative synagogue adath israel of riverdale

260 W. 231st St. (718) 548-0944

St. John’s: 3021 Kingsbridge Ave. Visitation: 160 Van Cortlandt Park S. (718) 548-1221

Greek Orthodox church of st. nektarios

saint Margaret’s of cortona church

hebrew institute of riverdale

st. spyridon Greek Orthodox church

hebrew tabernacle congregation

3107 Bailey Ave. (718) 548-9087

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4450 Fieldston Road (718) 884-4839

551 Fort Washington Ave. (212) 568-8304

Kingsbridge center of israel 3115 Corlear Ave. (718) 548-1678

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congregation tehillah

3700 Henry Hudson Parkway E. (718) 796-4730

6000 Riverdale Ave. (718) 549-8053

riverdale Jewish center 3700 Independence Ave. (718) 548-1850

congregation shaarei shalom

3250 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-4470

629 W. 239th St. (718) 543-5618

Van cortlandt Jewish center

3880 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 884-6105

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585 E. 187th St., Second floor (718) 364-2725 AndreasDanceStudio.com Offers dance classes for children and all levels of expertise.

michele compa Dance and exercise center

3590 Netherland Ave. (718) 549-9635 MicheleCompaDance.com Fundamentals of dancing are taught to 2- to 5-year-olds. Tumbling and gymnastics are open to children 3 and older. Tap, ballet, modern jazz and karate are offered to boys and girls 6 and older.

Riverdale ym-yWHa

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4430 RiverdaleY.org Professionals offer instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop to dancers of all ages and levels.

sofia’s Fitness & Dance studio

3501 Riverdale Ave. (718) 543-4181 Offers children between 3 and 13 dance and gymnastics lessons.

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center for the Urban River at Beczak

35 Alexander St., Yonkers (914) 377-1900 CenterForTheUrbanRiver.org Offers community-oriented, Hudson Riverbased environmental programs for adults and families with children of all ages.

Wave Hill

Ecology Building West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Offers two paid internship programs for high school students, the Forest Project and the Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship.

new york Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard at East 200th Street (718) 817-8700 NYBG.org Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is a 12-acre indoor/outdoor science exploration area for kids.

Urban Park Rangers

Van Cortlandt Nature Center Van Cortlandt Park, north of Manhattan College Parkway (718) 548-0912 NYC.gov/Parks/Rangers Operates an all-ages nature center, open to the public on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.

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BedRock Preschool students and their parents play a game during a multicultural event that sought to celebrate each student’s heritage through food and activities. The rangers also give tours of Van Cortlandt Park and Riverdale Park as well as conduct special events.

schreiver community Garden

2975 Independence Ave. (718) 548-1700, Ext. 779 Open every day, this community garden has mostly vegetables, herbs and flowers. The garden is open to members of the community and also is an official composting learning site.

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Bronx arts ensemble

80 Van Cortlandt Park S. (718) 601-7399 BronxArtsEnsemble.org Gives concerts specifically designed for young children at local sites. Also works with schoolchildren to stage operas.

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511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers (914) 963-4550 HRM.org The museum has an all-ages arts and crafts program for families on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, running from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Offers free art-nature workshops on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Wave Hill House. The free Family Art Project is open to the public.

ReaDinG & leaRninG andrus Planetarium

3530 Henry Hudson Parkway E. (347) 427-7272 RiverdaleMusic.com Offers private lessons in piano, violin, guitar, voice and viola for all ages.

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers (914) 963-4550 HRM.org/Planetarium Offers hour-long Star Shows every weekend. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Riverdale music studio

5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 music@riverdaley.org RiverdaleY.org Professional instructors offer training for all ages in voice, piano, guitar, violin and other instruments.

99 Dock St., Yonkers (914) 375-2151 GroundWorkHV.org This floating farm offers exhibits on urban agriculture, as well as arts and science workshops through the fall.

Wave Hill

Riverdale children’s theatre

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Offers both an indoor concert series in historic Armor Hall, running from fall to spring, and an outdoor concert series on Sunset Wednesdays each summer.

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660 W. 237th St. (646) 436-3045 RiverdaleTheatre.org Children from second through ninth grade can audition to participate in full-scale productions, learning the basics of theater, music and dance.

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4430 RiverdaleY.org Riverdale Rising Stars and sister companies invite actors of all ages to hone their craft staging full-scale musical productions.

e.J. murray skating center

348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers (914) 377-6469 Located a short drive away, the rink offers hockey and skating lessons for children as well as birthday parties.

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Riverdale kenshikai karate 3607 Fieldston Road (718) 601-3607 RiverdaleKenshikai.com The studio provides training to children in the traditional Japanese style of karate.

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amalgamated nursery school

3980 Orloff Ave. (718) 543-8688 Amalgamated-Bronx.coop Has served the community as a parent cooperative for more than 75 years. The school, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, accepts applicants from a little older than 2 to 5. Partial scholarships are available.

BedRock Preschool

3220 Arlington Ave. (718) 884-0020 BedRockPreschool.com The preschool celebrates diversity and instills academic excellence in children, promoting a strong sense of community.

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1324 North Ave., New Rochelle (914) 235-2700, Ext. 250 BethelNR.org/NurserySchool With two teachers in the classroom, children from 18 months to 4 years are taught selfesteem, language, mathematics, cooperation and endurance. The school runs from September to June.

Bright Horizons at Riverdale

3323 Independence Ave. (718) 514-6974 BrightHorizons.com

Birch Early Childhood Center

475 W. 250th St. (718) 549-4753 A 12-month program — 180 school days and a 30-day summer session — providing services for children with special needs who are halfway between 2 and 3 years old, up to 5 years.

Brenda’s Playschool

3930 Bailey Ave. 18 Jacob’s Place (718) 796-5048 Made up of two facilities, one offering infant care to children between six weeks and 3 years, and another with slots for 12 students between 3 and 5 in a universal pre-kindergarten program provided through the education department.

Chabad Early Learning Center

535 W. 246th St. (718) 549-1100 ChabadBronx.org A nursery school dedicated to the education of children with a broad range of Jewish backgrounds and observances. Children are introduced to basic Jewish values

and traditions through daily routines and interactive play.

Fieldston Lower School

3901 Fieldston Road (718) 329-7310 The pre-kindergarten program provides a small and nurturing setting with a ratio of 18 children to two full-time teachers. The private school is non-denominational.

Happy Days at Riverdale Preschool

2975 Independence Ave. (718) 601-1300 The preschool and summer camp aims to provide fun-filled and multicultural experiences for children 3 months to 5 years. The school offers a universal prekindergarten program.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Early Childhood Services

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace (718) 884-0700 KHCC-NYC.org Among the programs and services offered are three early childhood programs. Early Head Start, Head Start and family child care are geared toward helping families with educational as well as child care needs.

Kinneret Day School

2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 548-0900 KinneretDaySchool.org Offers a combination of varied educational opportunities synthesized with Jewish values, Jewish knowledge and love of Israel.

Marble Hill Nursery School 5470 Broadway (718) 562-7055 MarbleHillSchool.org A non-profit parent cooperative nursery school and day care center offering half– and full-day classes to children 3 to 5.

Riverdale Country School 1 Spaulding Lane • (718) 549-7780 Riverdale.edu

The school’s pre-kindergarten program recognizes that play is an important part of a young child’s world. The goal is to create independent thinkers, with two teachers in every classroom and access to a variety of specialists ranging from literacy and math, to art and music and more. Classes begin in September and end in June. The school is private, with no religious affiliation.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Daycare MMCC Main Building 3450 DeKalb Ave. or 3880 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 654-0563 (718) 543-0231 MMCC.org Encourages and supports a multicultural student body that observes Jewish traditions and heritage as well as traditions from other cultures. The school is private and affiliated with the UJA Federation. Children 1 to 5 are accepted.

Riverdale Community School

2500 Johnson Avenue (718) 543-0050 RiverdaleCommunitySchool.com A small nursery school with an enrollment of 20 children and a staff of four.

Riverdale Group Family Daycare

270 W. 261st St. (347) 427-6965 RiverdaleGroupFamilyDaycare.com Consists of two facilities on separate floors of the same building — one for infants ages six weeks to two years, and another for toddlers 2 to 5.

Riverdale Montessori School

5705 Mosholu Ave. (718) 543-4884 Follows the basic philosophy that every child is an important person who should be shown respect. The school is for children from 2 to 6, is private with no religious affiliation.

Riverdale Neighborhood House

5521 Mosholu Ave. (718) 549-8100, Ext. 125 RiverdaleOnline.org Offers a variety of early childhood programs — from part-time nursery to full-time, yearround day care.

Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center

3816 Waldo Ave. (718) 884-3950 RNSFC.org An accredited, licensed preschool that provides a developmentally appropriate and interactive, educational environment for children 1 to 5.

Riverdale Presbyterian Church Nursery School

4765 Henry Hudson Parkway W. (718) 548-8260 RPCNS.com An accredited non-sectarian school providing a nurturing environment.

Riverdale Temple Nursery School

4545 Independence Ave. (718) 796-0335 RiverdaleTempleNS.org Classes run two, three or five days a week for children between 2 and 4.The school is private and aims to deepen children’s appreciation of their Jewish heritage.

Riverdale Tiny Tots

453 W. 261st St. (718) 796-1097 A licensed and insured 12-month program. The center runs from September through June. Summer camp also is offered. Children 15 months to 5 years are accepted. The school is private and non-sectarian.

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Rising sixth graders in Riverdale Community Center’s summer program make chalk art on the sidewalk on West 236th Street outside Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp.

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4445 RiverdaleY.org/ECC The center encourages learning through a cooperative partnership between

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teachers, parents and students. An inclusive environment promotes Jewish values. The program is geared toward children 2 through 5.

4765 Henry Hudson Parkway Troop240NYC.org Welcomes boys between the ages of 6 and 11 who wish to have fun camping, exploring and learning new skills. Meets Thursday evenings at 6 at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church.

Rose Hill Pre-K Center 3605 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 543-2851

Kidville Riverdale

Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy Early Learning Center

555 W. 235th St. (718) 708-8081 Kidville.com Offers classes for babies, toddlers and kids as well as birthday parties and an indoor play space. The Kidville University pre-school alternative program prepares toddlers for their transition to school. Camp Kidville is a summer day camp for toddlers and kids up to age 5.

655 W. 254th St. (718) 548-1717, Ext. 1215 SARAcademy.org The academy strives to develop curiosity, encourage exploration and foster socialization. All of this takes place in an enriched Jewish setting. Some Hebrew instruction is available. After-school programs are available to kindergarteners.

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Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Silver Spoons Group Day Care

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace (718) 884-0700 KHCC-NYC.org Offers a teen evening program with educational, cultural and recreational activities for participants 12 to 21.

3445 Corlear Ave. (718) 543-5373 Provides weekly lesson plans, daily activities and a menu plan suitable for children between 2 and 4.

Stein Yeshiva

287 Central Park Ave., Yonkers (914) 965-7082 SteinYeshiva.org Offers classes for toddlers through eighth graders. The day care is licensed and offers programs for infants.

St. Gabriel’s Pre-Kindergarten

590 W. 235th St. (718) 548-0444 SaintGabrielSchoolBronx.org Offers a traditional nursery program. Class sizes vary from 12 to 18 with an adult-tochild ratio of 1-to-6. It is a Roman Catholic parochial school.

St. John’s Pre-Kindergarten 3143 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 548-0255 StJohnSchoolBronx.org Offers an alternative to early childhood programs in the area. It offers a Catholic environment for daily creative art, singing and storytime.

Susan E. Wagner Day School at Riverdale

5401 Post Road (718) 601-5401 Programs include universal pre-kindergarten, preschool special education and day care. Children in the program are just under 3 and range to 5.

The Yearling Nursery School

604 W. 227th St. (718) 549-1606 YearlingNurserySchool.com Provides programs for toddlers, preschoolers and pre-kindergartners.

Spuyten Duyvil Pre-School 3041 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 549-1525 SpuytenDuyvilPreschool.org Started as a parent cooperative, school

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Students work through a section of a hip-hop dance at the Michele Compa Dance & Exercise Center. officials continue this tradition with an open-door policy for parents and caregivers, counting on families to enrich the program offered to the children.

BASKETBALL

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4419 The program offers school-aged and preschool clinics and leagues in basketball, NFL flag football, indoor soccer, gymnastics and more.

SoCCER

Riverdale Soccer Club

(718) 601-8639 RiverdaleSoccerClub.org Offers travel teams for both girls and boys. Programs available in the fall and the spring.

Riverdale Boys Soccer League

(718) 601-8639 The 15-year-old league was previously affiliated with the local Little League. All games played in Seton Park.

Riverdale Girls Soccer League

(718) 601-8639 Part of the Riverdale Soccer Club, the league introduces girls 8 through 14 to soccer while encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship. Games are scheduled for Sundays in the fall and Saturdays in the spring.

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4419 The program offers school-aged and preschool clinics and leagues in basketball, NFL flag football, indoor soccer, gymnastics and more.

BASEBALL

Kingsbridge Little League

(718) 924-9135 KingsbridgeLittleLeague.org This five-decades-old league has 500 youngsters in six divisions, ranging in age from 7 to 16. Games played at Cooney Grauer Field on Bailey Avenue, John F. Kennedy High School and Van Cortlandt Park between April and November.

Kosher Little League

(718) 548-1850 There are 16 teams with 180 youngsters in the league, geared for Sabbath-observant Jewish children who cannot play on Saturday. There are two divisions, junior and senior, with eight teams each.

South Riverdale Little League SRLL.org There are approximately 350 players in divisions, ranging from tee-ball, pee-wee, minors and majors, plus the Pony League affiliation with North Riverdale Baseball.

A League of our own

(718) 796-4730 TheBayit.org/Softball There are 12 teams with 170 players in this girls league. There’s also a junior division for third through fifth graders, and a senior division for sixth through eighth graders. The season runs from mid-April to mid-June.

North Riverdale Baseball League NorthRiverdaleBaseball.org There are eight divisions in the league with approximately 400 players. Boys divisions are tee-ball, minor and major, as well as Pony and an instructional league. Girls softball divisions are senior, junior and minor.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

3450 DeKalb Ave. (718) 882-4000 MMCC.org Teens as old as 18 can sign up for a variety of clubs and activities.

Riverdale Community Center

Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, M.S./H.S. 141 660 W. 237th St. (718) 796-4724 or (718) 796-4882 RiverdaleCommunityCenter.org Offers a free after school program Monday through Friday at the school for grades 6 through 12.

Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHlll.org In addition to two paid internship programs for high school students — the Forest Project and the Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship — it also offers two internships: the Kerlin Education Internship and the Family Art Project Internship.

Riverdale Neighborhood House

5521 Mosholu Ave. (718) 549-8100, Ext. 117 The house’s free year-round, drop-in center is a safe and relaxed “second home” for young people between the ages of 12 and 18.

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 RiverdaleOnline.org Offers a youth basketball league, dance classes, birthday parties and a music school for all ages.


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Douglas Elliman (718) 884-5815

Robert E. Hill Inc.

EZ Premier Realty LLC (917) 838-3440

(718) 884-2200 RobertEHill.com

Fieldston Properties

Trebach Realty

(718) 601-1000 FieldstonProperties.com

Halstead Property (718) 878-1700 Halstead.com

Hudsoncrest Properties (718) 796-5022 GMCRealty.com

HSC Management Corp.

(718) 543-2800 or (914) 237-1600 HSCManagement.com

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McDonagh Properties Inc

Tobias Schapiro Ann B. Schapiro (212) 317-7746 BHSUSA.com

(718) 548-2828 McDonaghProperties.com

Ogden Cap Properties LLC

John Edwards Real Estate (929) 474-6900

(212) 289-5000 OgdenCapProperties.com

Parkoff Management

Olnick Organization

(516) 487-6790, Ext. 234

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OOAKB&F Inc Jackson Santos (347) 686-0825 OOAKBF.com

Shelley Scherman (718) 549-0100

Veritas Property Management LLC

Carl Borenstein (212) 799-2365, Ext. 304 VeritasManagement.com

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uch has changed around Riverdale Presbyterian Church since the elegant stone structure was first erected on the quiet farmland of Riverdale in 1863. Instead of the dirt road that once led to the church’s red door, it’s now a paved street and sidewalk. Where once congregants traveled there by foot, on horseback or in wagons — now vehicles whiz by, going hither and yon. The United States was locked in a bloody civil war when five community leaders decided to establish their own house of worship. William Earl Dodge Jr., Robert Colgate, Samuel W. Dodge, J. Joseph Eagleton and John Mott assembled a flock of some 100 people. Famed architect James Renwick — designer of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral — was commissioned to construct the original building containing the sanctuar y. The finished church was dedicated in October 1863. As the community changed, Riverdale Presbyterian changed as well. Additions were built to accommodate a larger congregation. The church and the Duff House — named for former pastor George Duff — were designated city landmarks. Today, the red doors to the old church open to a warm, welcoming community. There’s no dress code and no strict formality, just a traditional service, hymns and prayer. The church community also has a number of charity, outreach and volunteer programs. — Heather J. Smith

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SCHOOLS Public SchoolS P.S. 7 Milton Fein

3201 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 796-8695 Principal: Miosotis Ramos Parent Coordinator: Laurie Rodriguez Kindergarten through fifth grade

P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil

660 W. 236th St. (718) 796-8845 Principal: Steven Schwartz Parent Coordinator: Florence Byrne Kindergarten through fifth grade

P.S. 207

3030 Godwin Terrace (718) 796-9645 Principal: Tara O’Brien Pre-kindergarten through third grade

P.S. 310 Marble hill

260 W. Kingsbridge Road (718) 796-9434 Principal: Elizabeth Cardona Parent Coordinator: Sabina Jansen Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade

P.S. 360

2880 Kingsbridge Terrace (718) 548-1511 Principal: Iris Aldea-Pollack Parent Coordinator: Joye Torres Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade

P.S. 344 AmPark Neighborhood School

3981 Hillman Ave. (718) 548-3451 Principal: Kelly Lennon-Fitzpatrick Kindergarten through fifth grade

P.S/M.S 37 Multiple intelligence School

360 W. 230th St. (718) 796-0360 Principal: Kenneth Petriccione Parent coordinator: Elizabeth Coca Kindergarten through eighth grade

P.S. 81 Robert J. christen School

5550 Riverdale Ave. (718) 796-8965 Principal: Anne Kirrane Parent coordinator: Nina Velazquez Kindergarten through fifth grade

P.S./M.S. 95 Sheila Mencher Van cortlandt School 3961 Hillman Ave. (718) 796-9200 Principal: Serge Marshall Davis Parent coordinator: Katherine Luis Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

M.S. 244 The New School for leadership and the Arts 120 W. 231st St. (718) 601-2869 Principal: Eduardo Mora Parent coordinator: Nancy Acosta Sixth through eighth grade

Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, M.S./h.S. 141 660 W. 237th St. (718) 796-8516 Principal: Lori O’Mara Parent coordinator: Julie Prince Sixth through 12th grade

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P.S. 81 students rehearse a musical number for ‘P.S. 81 Looks Back,’ a 20-year retrospective of the school’s theatrical productions.

ElliS Preparatory Academy

John F. Kennedy Campus • 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 220-1889 Principal: Norma Vega Parent coordinator: Annel Tineo-Nunez Ninth through 12th grade

iN-Tech Academy, M.S./h.S. 368

2975 Tibbett Ave. (718) 432-4300 Principal: Stephen Seltzer Parent coordinator: Alexandra Castro Sixth through 12th grade

bronx Engineering and Technology Academy

John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 563-6678 Principal: Dr. Vijay Montgomery-Giles Parent coordinator: Margarita Graham Brice Ninth through 12th grade

Principal: Jean Donahue Parent coordinator: Cynthia Golan Ninth through 12th grade

bronx Theatre high School John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 329-2902 Principal: Daniel Albetta Parent coordinator: Meighan Ackon Ninth through 12th grade

DeWitt clinton high School 100 W. Mosholu Parkway S. Principal: Pierre Orbe Parent coordinator: Ines Cariño Ninth through 12th grade

bronx high School of law and Finance

high School of American Studies at lehman college

bronx high School of Science

Marble hill School for international Studies

John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 561-0113 Principal: Jessica Goring Parent coordinator: Zoraida Torres Ninth through 12th grade

75 W. 205th St. (718) 817-7700

2925 Goulden Ave. (718) 329-2144 Principal: Alessandro Weiss Parent coordinator: Anna Paula Trebo Fiore Ninth through 12th grade

John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave.

(718) 561-0973 Principal: Kirsten Larson Parent coordinator: Lissette Reyes

The Marie curie School for Medicine, Nursing and health Professions 120 W. 231st St. (718) 432-6491 Principal: Peta Gaye Williams

PRiVATE SchoolS

Riverdale country School

Upper and Middle School 5250 Fieldston Road (718) 549-8810 Head of School: Kelley Nicholson-Flynn Head of Middle School: Milton Sipp Director of Community Relations: Lila Locklsey Sixth through 12th grade

Riverdale country School Lower School 1 Spaulding Lane (718) 549-7780 Head of School: James Duval Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade

horace Mann School

Upper and Middle Division 231 W. 246th St. (718) 432-4000 Head of School: Thomas Kelly Upper Division Principal: Jessica Levenstein Middle Division Principal: Robin Ingram Sixth through 12th grade

horace Mann School Lower Division

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herbert h. lehman College

4440 Tibbett Ave. (718) 432-3300 Lower Division Principal: Deena Neuwirth Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade

250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. (718) 960-8000 President: Daniel Lemons Formerly the Bronx campus of Hunter College, Lehman College was established in 1968 as the senior college of the City University of New York in the Bronx. Perched at the edge of Jerome Park Reservoir on Goulden Avenue, Lehman has more than 12,000 students and an additional 10,000 continuing education students. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and in professional studies. The Lehman Center for Performing Arts is home to touring musicians, acting troupes and dancers.

Ethical Culture Fieldston School

3901 Fieldston Road (718) 329-7300 Head of School: Jessica Bagby Upper School Principal: Nigel Furlonge Middle School Principal: Chia-Chee Chiu Lower School Principal: Joseph McCauley

College of Mount Saint Vincent

ParoChial SChoolS Kinneret Day School

2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 548-0900 Principal: Asher Abramovitz Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

St. Gabriel’s School

590 W. 235th St. (718) 548-0444 Principal: Anthony Naccari Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

St. John’s School

3143 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 548-0255 Principal: Melissa Moore Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

Saint Margaret of Cortona School

425 W. 260th St. (718) 549-8580 Principal: Hugh Keenan Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

Salanter akiba riverdale academy

655 W. 254th St. (718) 548-1717 Principal: Rabbi Binyamin Krauss Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade

Salanter akiba riverdale high School 503 W. 259th St.

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Nathan Cruz practices a V-puff stitch during a crochet club meeting at The Bronx School of Law and Finance. (718) 548-2727 Principal: Rabbi Tully Harczstark

ChartEr SChoolS

atmosphere academy 22 Marble Hill Ave. (718) 696-0493 Principal: Colin Greene Sixth through eighth grade

New Visions high School for advanced Math and Science

John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 817-7683 Principal: Robert Hiller Parent Coordinator: Sanya Hudson Ninth through 12th grade

international leadership Charter high School 3030 Riverdale Ave. (718) 562-2300 Principal: Elaine Ruiz Lopez

New Visions high School for the humanities John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. (718) 817-7686 Principal: Magaly Hicks

amber Charter School 3120 Corlear Ave. (646) 802-1140 Principal: Veronica Almedina Kindergarten through third grade

6301 Riverdale Ave. (718) 405-3200 President: Charles Flynn Jr. The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with more than 1,500 students in more than 40 majors and minors. The college dates back to the 1847 establishment of the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent, formerly located at East 109 Street and Fifth Avenue. With the building of Central Park, the Sisters of Charity moved their academy to a wild tract overlooking the Hudson River in 1910.

Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Parkway (718) 862-8000 President: Brennan O’Donnell Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures and traditions. Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the college continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Today, with 3,500 students from 36 states and 38 countries, the college offers more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, and professional studies, as well as a graduate division.

NURSING HOMES Fieldston lodge Care Center

666 Kappock St. (718) 549-1203 FieldstonLodge.com

Schervier rehabilitation and Nursing Center 2975 Independence Ave. (718) 548-1700 Schervier.com

Manhattanville rehabilitation and health Care Center

311 W. 231st St. (718) 601-8400 ManhattanvilleHealthCare.com

Kingsbridge heights rehabilitation and Care Center 3400 Cannon Place #26 (718) 796-8100

Methodist home for Nursing and rehabilitation 4499 Manhattan College Parkway (718) 548-5100 MethodistHome.org

Park Gardens rehabilitation and Nursing Center 6585 Broadway (718) 549-2200 ParkGardensRNC.com

riverdale Nursing home 641 W. 230 St. (718) 796-4800 RiverdaleNursingHome.com

hudson Pointe at riverdale Center for Nursing and rehabilitation 3220 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 514-2000 HudsonPointeRehab.com

riverdale Manor home for adults 6355 Broadway (718) 549-3300

the New Jewish home 6477 Broadway

(800) 544-0304 JewishHome.org

hebrew home at riverdale

5901 Palisade Ave. (718) 581-1000 RiverSpringHealth.org

St. Patrick’s home 66 Van Cortlandt Park S. (718) 519-2800 StPatricksHome.org

terrace health Care Center

2678 Kingsbridge Terrace (718) 796-5800 Terrace-Healthcare.com


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synagogue it is today. Renowned architect Percival Goodman, who was called “the most prolific architect in Jewish histor y,” was commissioned to design a school building and new sanctuar y in 1958, and the new buildings were dedicated in 1962. Goodman designed more than 50 synagogues across the countr y, and is often described as a pioneer of modern synagogue architecture. Congregants can attend a range of ser vices, from daily minyan and weekly Shabbat services, to monthly “text wrestlers” meetings where a weekly Torah section is explored in depth. — Kirstyn Brendlen

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hat was once just a home in Kingsbridge Heights is now a destination for Greek Orthodox Christians. The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nektarios has greeted parishioners at 3107 Bailey Ave., since 1974, when founder Bishop Makarios transformed the space into what it is now — a house of worship. The church is named after Nectarios Kephalas, a monk and eventual bishop, later known as Nectarios of Aegina, who was canonized in 1961, more than 40 years after his death. These days, Bishop Efthimios leads the church. When he initially took over in 1979, Efthimios oversaw construction in the 1980s of the St. Nektarios, which ensured

the older building would remain structurally stable. St. Nektarios does not require its attendees to pay anything to be a member, according to Efthimios, as anyone is allowed to stop by. Although services are only conducted in Greek, people from different backgrounds — such as members of Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian communities — come from various parts of the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester to attend the Kingsbridge Heights church on Sundays. As St. Nektarios looks ahead to the next 45 years in the community, the church is actively looking to create a community school for children in addition to its ongoing services. — Tiffany Moustakas

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RECREATION&FITNESS Parks

Bailey Playground

Bailey Avenue between West 234th and West 237th Street Created in 1950, it offers swings, sprinklers, handball and basketball courts.

Brust Park

Manhattan College Parkway near Fieldston Road This small park has benches and climbing areas. On the other side of Greystone Avenue, it continues down a set of stairs through a woodland setting.

Ewen Park

Johnson Avenue at West 232nd Street Features a lawn and sledding hill. It also has basketball courts, multiple dog runs and a playground.

Fort Independence Park

Between Sedgwick and Reservoir avenues The large park near the Jerome Park Reservoir has a playground with swings, monkey bars, slides, basketball courts and benches.

Tom Healey looks out at swimmers enjoying the pool at the Riverdale Neighborhood House.

Hackett Park

features a kiddie swing, spray shower and game tables.

includes two small playgrounds, and Strong Street Playground.

seton Park

spuyten Duyvil shorefront Park

Riverdale Avenue at West 254th Street Across West 254th Street from Vinmont Veteran Park, it has walking paths, benches and a playground.

Marble Hill Playground

Marble Hill Avenue between West 230th Street and West 228th Street This playground on the northern edge of the Marble Hill Houses has swings, sprinklers and basketball courts.

riverdale Park

Along Palisade Avenue, from West 232nd Street to West 254th Street Stretching along the shoreline of the Hudson River from Spuyten Duyvil to West 254th Street along Palisade Avenue, this woodland park offers views of the river and of the Palisades. It features miles of trails through thick groves, open meadows and steep ravines.

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Greystone Avenue near West 238th Street This neighborhood park is perched near the Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower School. It

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Independence Avenue between West 232nd and 235th streets This is one of the area’s largest playgrounds and features slides and monkey bars for kids of all ages. It also offers tennis courts, ballfields, basketball courts and bathrooms.

Van Cortlandt Park

Bordered by 1 train, Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park South and Jerome Avenue The second-largest park in the borough offers tennis courts, paddleball courts, basketball courts, two nature trails, a track, cross-country track and a golf course. It also features an outdoor public pool and a fenced-off dog run.

Vinmont Veteran Park

Mosholu Avenue at West 254th Street This is a large playground with monkey bars, slides, swings, sprinklers and a sandbox.

Washington’s Walk

Reservoir Avenue between Sedgwick Avenue and Goulden Avenue This park features Old Fort Four Park, which

Johnson and Edsall avenues Under the shadow of the Henry Hudson Bridge, the shorefront park offers views of the Hudson and Harlem rivers.

Henry Hudson Park

Kappock Street and Independence Avenue The park has two playgrounds, complete with a spray shower, a sandbox and swings. It sits atop a hill above the Hudson River and has walking paths, paddleball courts and benches. The upper part of the park, north of Kappock Street, has benches and winding paths that lead to the park’s centerpiece, a statue of Henry Hudson.

CoMMunIty CEntEr PooLs

riverdale neighborhood House

5521 Mosholu Ave. (718) 549-8100 This large outdoor pool and sprinklers feature a snack bar, as well as a large

seating area with beach chairs and tables. An ice cream truck shows up periodically and the pool is close to upper Riverdale Avenue, which features a pizzeria and ice cream store.

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5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 The large indoor pool has a Synergy salt system and non-toxic UV-light filtration, making it the first “green” pool of its kind in New York State. The program includes swim classes, lap swim, open swim, and men’s/ women’s only swim.

MEMBErsHIP PooLs alderbrook

4713 Independence Ave. (718) 432-1171 or (917) 848-8914 This outdoor pool is tucked away in a complex of homes west of the parkway.

the Century

2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 796-9099 The Tennis Club of Riverdale offers an indoor heated mega-pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a golf center, fitness equipment, a

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riverdale senior services

2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 884-5900 RSSNY.org The center offers a host of activities. Programs include health screenings and health education provided by a registered nurse, mental health programs and social services provided by social workers, exercise and dance classes, yoga, tai chi and meditation, trips to museums, historical sites and shops, bridge and mahjong games, art classes and lectures, a chorus, book and poetry clubs, and birthday celebrations. The center has a vintage artists gallery, and lunch is served five days a week.

Marble Hill senior Center

5365 Broadway (718) 562-8551 Provides a wide variety of services for senior citizens including: hot nutritious lunches served daily, classes, exercise hour, clubs, parties, socials, trips, referral services, and a monthly legal clinic. Shuttle van service to main building is available. Senior center programs funded by city’s aging department.

Jasa Van Cortlandt senior Center

3880 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 549-4700 The center features many special events and classes. A kosher lunch is served daily.

Fort Independence senior Center

3350 Bailey Ave., Suite 8B (718) 796-2950 Senior citizens can participate in a range of classes. Lunch is served.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

3450 DeKalb Ave. (718) 882-4000 MMCC.org Friendship clubs are open to senior citizens. Hot, kosher lunches and a shuttle bus from The Amalgamated and Park Reservoir Houses are available.

riverdale yM-yWHa

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4444 RiverdaleY.org Members have access to The Riverdale Y’s facilities and enjoy a number of amenities including fitness programs, classes, lectures, trips, daily hot kosher lunches, as well as Jewish holiday celebrations.

Bronx yMCa senior nutrition Center

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The Whitehall

3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 796-2100 The pool is heated and offers cabanas, a kiddie pool, a fitness club, a sauna and a steam room. Patrons can purchase yearround or summer memberships.

The Churchill Club

2500 Johnson Ave. (718) 549-1800 This club offers members a pool, sun deck, exercise room and a game room. It also has a sauna in each of the locker rooms. Yearly rates are available.

Riverdale Yacht Club

800 W. 254 St. (718) 543-0792 Has an outdoor swimming pool with views of the Hudson. In addition to paying a yearly fee, prospective members must be recommended by at least three current members.

Skyview

5701 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-7166 The Sky Club features a large outdoor pool, tennis courts, several cabanas, a cafe and a health club. The club and pool are only open to Skyview residents and their guests.

Hudson Tower Pool

3777 Independence Ave. (718) 796-5022 The adult pool features a large swimming

area. In a separate, fenced-in area, there is a kiddie pool with shade. Just outside this area is a playground and beyond that is a picnic area.

The Windsor

4705 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 601-1070 The Windsor features a large adult pool, kiddie pool, cabanas, locker rooms, a playground, and picnic area all surrounded by lawns and trees. Memberships are available.

PubliC PoolS

Van Cortlandt Park

West 242nd Street and Broadway (718) 548-2415 The Olympic-sized pool is free and open to the public. The two pools in the complex are equipped with sprinklers. The pool opens for the summer season in late June.

TenniS

Jeff nerenberg Tennis Academy

3602 Irwin Ave. (718) 549-9391, or (646) 528-0173 The academy offers flexible programs for the entire family, along with private and group lessons with individual player evaluations and preparation for the USTA tournament.

Riverdale Tennis

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Riverdale Yacht Club

800 W. 254 St., near the Hudson River (718) 543-0792 The club has two Har-Tru courts with views of the Palisades. Courts are only available to club members. Interested parties must be recommended by at least three current members.

Seton Park

Independence Avenue and West 232nd Street (718) 430-1838 Available with a permit from the parks and recreation department.

Tennis Club of Riverdale

2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 796-9099 Features include six deco-turf courts, yearround climate control, a junior development program, professional instruction, and a game-arranging service.

Van Cortlandt Park

East of Broadway, north of West 242nd Street (718) 430-1890 City Parks Youth Tennis provides children with free lessons during the summer. Participants are given racquets and balls.

YogA

bikram Yoga 5500 Broadway (718) 562-3656

Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Focusing on the outdoor experience, yoga is offered through September, and Tai Chi Chuan through October, both returning in spring. Meditative woodland walks take place outdoors each spring and fall, and a free session of meditation takes place the day after Thanksgiving.

FiTneSS CenTeRS

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4464 RiverdaleY.org/ECC A full health club offers a fitness center, personal training, aquatics, gym, racquetball, sauna and steam room, and massage therapy.

SWiMMing

Van Cortlandt Park

East of Broadway, north of West 242nd Street (718) 430-1890 Free swimming lessons given at the park’s swimming pool.

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4417 RiverdaleY.org/ECC Offers private and group lessons for all ages and levels, as well as lifeguarding and life saving courses.

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ow people worship has changed over the decades, and with it, so has Christ Church Riverdale. But it never abandoned its mission as be a house of God, centered around the needs of its community. When the stately chapel was built on what’s now Henry Hudson Parkway back in 1864, the northwest corner of the borough was mostly wealthy landowners. Architect Richard Upjohn designed a stone church that harkened back to the parishes of quaint English villages. It contained the trappings of a well-to-do church, complete with stained glass windows and a pipe organ. During its 155-year history, the church has been the spiritual home of hundreds, including some prominent historical figures. Former mayor Fiorello La Guardia has two windows dedicated to his memory. The funeral of baseball legend Lou Gehrig was held here.

The church has also fostered interfaith relationships. Besides hosting Riverdale Presbyterian Church for a time, Riverdale Temple held services in the Episcopal church as its synagogue was constructed. It also has warm relationships with the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale and Congregation Tehillah. The Christ Church family conducts missions in the United States and abroad, visits nursing homes, volunteers for charities and has hosted a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous for 65 years.

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THE NUMBERS

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TOTAL POPULATION ...............72,863

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME 10463 .........................................$58,881 The Bronx.................................$36,593 sex Male .............................................34,486 Female.........................................38,377 aGe Under 5 years .............................4,973 5 to 9 years..................................4,541 10 to 14 years .............................3,702 15 to 19 years .............................3,313 20 to 24 years .............................4,582 25 to 29 years .............................5,969 30 to 34 years .............................5,785 35 to 39 years .............................4,710 40 to 44 years .............................4,221 45 to 49 years .............................5,326 50 to 54 years .............................4,205 55 to 59 years .............................4,113 60 to 64 years .............................4,049 65 to 69 years .............................4,379 70 to 74 years .............................2,544 75 to 79 years .............................2,574 80 to 84 years .............................1,532 85 years and over .....................2,345

Non-family households .........11,498 Living alone.................................9,967 Not living alone .........................1,531 1-unit, detached ........................1,109 1-unit, attached ............................350 2 units ...........................................1,331 3 or 4 units ..................................1,050 5 to 9 units .....................................523 10 to 19 units..............................1,408 20 or more units ......................24,411 Mobile home....................................57 Boat, RV, van, etc. ............................0 value Less than $50,000 ......................1,154 $50,000 to $99,999 .......................397 $100,000 to $149,999 ..................639 $150,000 to $199,999 ...............1,029 $200,000 to $299,999 ...............1,810 $300,000 to $499,999 ...............2,288 $500,000 to $999,999 ...............1,469 $1 million or more .......................354 Median ....................................$273,900 veHiCles available No vehicles available .............13,225 1 vehicle available ..................11,786 2 vehicles available...................3,208 3 or more vehicles available .....318

Median age ...................................38.8

oriGiNs Foreign born .............................23,742

HouseHolds by type Total households .....................30,239 Families .......................................17,039 Married-couple family .............9,701 No wife present .........................1,686 No husband present .................5,652

Hispanic or Latino ...................36,587 White ...........................................31,955 Black or African American ....11,285 Two or more races ....................4,012 Asian..............................................2,442 Native American ...........................387

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TOTAL POPULATION ...............22,040

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME 10471 .........................................$80,932 The Bronx.................................$36,593 sex Male .............................................10,232 Female.........................................11,808 aGe Under 5 years .............................1,360 5 to 9 years.....................................924 10 to 14 years ................................911 15 to 19 years .............................1,608 20 to 24 years .............................1,535 25 to 34 years .............................2,721 35 to 44 years .............................2,375 45 to 54 years .............................2,411 55 to 59 years .............................1,326 60 to 64 years .............................1,705 65 to 74 years .............................2,181 75 to 84 years .............................1,702 85 years and over .....................1,281 Under 18 years ...........................3,770 18 years and over ...................18,738 21 years and over ...................16,666 62 years and over .....................6,119 65 years and over .....................5,164

Non-family households ...........4,087 Living alone.................................3,620 Not living alone ............................467 1-unit, detached ........................1,235 1-unit, attached ............................370 2 units ..............................................565 3 or 4 units .....................................756 5 to 9 units .......................................84 10 to 19 units.................................147 20 or more units ........................6,516 Mobile home....................................48 Boat, RV, van, etc. ............................0 value Less than $50,000 ...........................70 $50,000 to $99,999 .......................263 $100,000 to $149,999 ..................273 $150,000 to $199,999 ..................573 $200,000 to $299,999 ..................834 $300,000 to $499,999 ..................829 $500,000 to $999,999 ...............1,163 $1 million or more .......................366 Median ....................................$337,300 veHiCles available No vehicles available ...............2,464 1 vehicle available ....................4,512 2 vehicles available...................1,494 3 or more vehicles available .....256

Median age ...................................42.9

oriGiNs Foreign born ...............................5,240

HouseHolds by type Total households .......................9,721 Families .........................................4,639 Married-couple family .............3,241 No wife present ............................388 No husband present .................1,010

White ...........................................15,240 Hispanic or Latino .....................4,848 Black or African American ......2,313 Asian..............................................1,520 Two or more races .......................764 Native American .............................45

GETTING AROUND From the time the King’s Bridge was opened more than 300 years ago, the Riverdale/Kingsbridge area has been a crossroads. Today, there are several modes of transportation for getting around. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates bus, subway and commuter rail lines. They offer a variety of discounted MetroCards for frequent travelers, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Visit MTA.info for more information.

Street to 34th Street and Seventh Avenue. BxM3 – Prospect Street and Hudson Street (Getty Square) to West 27th Street and Fifth Avenue. BxM18 – Riverdale Avenue and West 261st Street to Broadway and Battery Place.

Car serviCes

alltown Car service 206 W. 231st St. (718) 543-7777

City buses

Fare: $2.75 Information: (718) 330-1234, or 511 Bx1 – West 231st Street and Riverdale Avenue to East 136th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Limited-stop service.

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A subway conductor points to the zebra board to confirm his train’s alignment with the platform.

subway

Weekly and monthly passes are available at a discount.

1 train — Makes stops from terminus at West 242nd Street and Broadway to South Ferry in Manhattan. 4 train — Makes stops from terminus at Woodlawn on Jerome Avenue to New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn.

The Hudson Rail Link drops commuters off at the Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil stations on the Hudson River Rail. The fare is $2.75 per ride, but monthly passes are available. Buses stop along Riverdale Avenue, Henry Hudson Parkway, Knolls Crescent, West 239th Street and Mosholu Avenue.

Bx10 – Riverdale Avenue and West 263rd Street to Bainbridge Avenue and East 206th Street via West 231st Street.

Commuter railroad

express buses

Bx20 – West 246th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway to West 207th Street and Broadway, via West 230th Street and Broadway.

Metro-North’s Hudson Line has local stations and service that goes to Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan. Fares vary depending on the station and time of travel.

Bx2 – Fort Independence Street and Sedgwick Avenue to East 136th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Limited-stop service. Bx7 – West 263rd Street and Riverdale Avenue to West 167th Street and Broadway. Bx9 – West 262nd Street and Broadway to West Farms Square.

Fare: $2.75

Information: (212) 532-4900 Schedules available at MTA.info.

First Class Car & limo service 4980 Broadway (212) 304-1111

Kingsdale Car service 1 Riverdale Ave #1. (718) 796-2222

Kiss Car service 2774 Webster Ave. (718) 733-1111

miles private Cars inc. 3472 Bailey Ave. (718) 884-8888

Fare: $6.75

seaman Car service

BxM1 – Riverdale Avenue and West 261st Street to East 34th Street and Lexington Avenue.

target Car service

BxM2 – Riverdale Avenue and West 261st

4020 10th Ave. (212) 304-1515

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hen the cornerstone was laid for what would become Riverdale Temple’s Independence Avenue synagogue on June 14, 1953, a who’s who of dignitaries were on hand — including New York City mayor Vincent Impellitteri and Bronx borough president James Lyons. This Reform congregation couldn’t be more excited to finally get a home of its own. It started in the Depression-claimed Arrowhead Inn after World War II, where ser vices and religious special occasions were held in what was described as a “freezing night club.” After that, it would borrow space from both Christ Church Riverdale and Riverdale Presbyterian Church. But members would have to wait a little longer, because a cement truck drivers strike halted construction, and founding rabbi Charles Shulman hosted the bat mitzvah of his daughter, Debbie Louise, in what was just a shell of a building designed by Simon Zelnik, with rented folding chairs, no floor, and — more importantly — no heat. Riverdale Temple has all of that and more now more than 65 years later, offering a spiritual home led by Rabbi Thomas Gardner. The congregation is socially active with grocer y collections for the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project, as well as clothing drives, and visiting seniors at various nusing homes and hospices around Riverdale.

— Michael Hinman

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THE ASSOCIATION OF RIVERDALE COOPERATIVES & CONDOMINIUMS

arc-riverdale.com

STEPHEN J. BUDIHAS, PRESIDENT STEPHEN J. BUDIHAS, PRESIDENT MARC SAVASTA, VICE PRESIDENT; JEAN DANIELS, SECRETARY; DEENA SPINDLER, TREASURER; ; DEENA SPINDLER , TREASURER ; MARC SAVASTA, VICE PRESIDENT; JEAN DANIELS, SECRETARY RACHELLE BAKER, MICHAEL HELLER, ED YAKER; TED PROCAS, CHAIRMAN; RACHELLE BAKER, MICHAEL HELLER, ED YAKER; TED PROCAS, CHAIRMAN; MARC LUXEMBURG, GENERAL COUNSEL MARC LUXEMBURG, GENERAL COUNSEL ARC has been educating, supporting and advocating for the co-op shareholders and condominium owners in ARC has been educating, supporting and advocating for the co-op shareholders and condominium owners in Riverdale Riverdale and throughout the Bronx for more than 35 years. ARC provides regular seminars and maintains an upand throughout the Bronx for more than 35 years. ARC provides regular seminars and maintains an upto-the-minute to-the-minute website that informs condo owners, shareholders, building managers and community residents, as website that informs condo owners, shareholders, building managers and community residents, as well as those con well as those considering a move to Riverdale. sidering a move to Riverdale.

In recent years, ARC In recent years, ARC • Developed a new website, to provideimportant important information information that accesible to allto all • Developed a new website, to provide thatisiseasily easily accesible • Represented all co-ops condos negotiations for for labor with Local 32BJ32BJ • Represented all co-ops andand condos ininnegotiations laborcontracts contracts with Local • Lobbyed for NYS Property Tax Abatement for co-op and condo owners • Lobbyed for NYS Property Tax Techniques AbatementforforBoards co-opand and condo owners • Presented Conflict Mediation Shareholders • Presented Conflict Mediation Techniques for Boards and Shareholders • Explained Fiscal Management and the Fiduciary Responsibility of co-op boards • Introduced FIOS to Riverdale an alternative communicationofoption Cablevision • Explained FiscalVerizon Management and theasFiduciary Responsibility co-optoboards • Advocated for the New York City Clean Heat Program in our area’s buildings • Introduced Verizon FIOS to Riverdale as an alternative communication option to Cablevision • Has worked continuously with legislators to retain co-op board autonomy • Advocated for the York Citynatural Cleangas Heat Program in our area’s buildings • Convinced ConNew Edison to bring lines to Riverdale to provide a clean source of energy • Has worked with legislators to retain co-op board autonomy • Advisedcontinuously on How to Negotiate New Management Contracts • SoughtCon FEMA funding Congress forgas co-op owners who were to all provide disregarded after source Hurricane • Convinced Edison tofrom bring natural lines to Riverdale a clean of Sandy energy • Modeled a Fair Admissions Policy for Boards of Directors • Advised on How to Negotiate New Management Contracts • Updated members annually on Legal Issues and Current Rulings from the Courts • Sought FEMA funding owners who were allfrom disregarded after Hurricane Sandy • Has been lauded in from the U.S.Congress Congress for and co-op awarded with Proclamations the New York City Council and the New York State Assembly State and withfor a Commendation from the New York City Comptroller for its outstanding work • Modeled a Fair Admissions Policy Boards of Directors • Updated members annually on Legal Issues and Current Rulings from the Courts Each year nearly all of the buildings in Riverdale proudly join ranks with their neighbors to ensure that ARC continues to function. • Has been lauded in the U.S. Congress and awarded with Proclamations from the New York City Council and the Who joins ARC? Take a look: New York State Assembly State and with a Commendation from the New York City Comptroller for its outstanding work180 Van Cortlandt Park South, 2265 University Ave., 2287 Johnson Avenue, 2390 Palisade Avenue, 2400 Johnson Avenue, 2465 Palisade Avenue, 2500 Johnson Avenue, 2501 Palisade Avenue, 251 Seaman Avenue, 2521 Palisade Avenue, 2530 Independence Avenue, 255 Fieldston Terrace, 2550 Independence 2575 Palisade Avenue, 2600 Hudson Pky., 2600neighbors Netherland Avenue, 2601 Henry Each year nearly all of the buildings Avenue, in Riverdale proudly join Henry ranks with their to ensure that ARC Hudson Pky., 2621 Palisade Avenue, 2630 Kingsbridge Terrace, 2711 Henry Hudson Parkway, 2727 Palisade Avenue, 2736 Independence continues to function. Who joins ARC? Take a look:

Avenue, 2750 Johnson Ave., 2860 Bailey Ave., 2865 Kingsbridge Terrace, 288 West 238 Street, 290 West 232 Street, 3001 Henry Hudson Parkway, 3015-3017 Riverdale Avenue, 3030 Johnson Avenue, 3050 Fairfield Avenue, 3065 Sedgwick Ave., 3103 Fairfield Avenue, 3119

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represents theCrescent, shared interests of the Mosholu Avenue, 5775 Mosholuthat Avenue, 60 Knolls 601 Kappock Street, 601 Pelham Parkway, 6035 Broadway, 609 Kappock Street, 611 West 239 Street, 629 Kappock Street, 6295 Broadway, 6300 Riverdale Avenue, 640 West 231 Street, 645 West 239 Street, 6485 Broadway, 6535 Broadway, 6601 Broadway, 6645 Broadway, 679 West 239 Street, 735 Kappock


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GETTING INVOLVED If you want to give back to the community you live in, the northwest Bronx offers myriad opportunities for you to volunteer.

Association of Riverdale Co-ops

P.O. Box 630-033 3616 Henry Hudson Parkway ARC-Riverdale.com Works on issues involving Riverdale’s co-op apartments and condos, including taxes, financing and the real estate market.

50th Precinct Auxiliary Police

Bronx Community Board 8

5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 100 (718) 884-3959 NYC.gov/BronxCB8 Acts as a liaison between community members and city agencies. Community members do not have to be on the board to attend or to be involved.

Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp.

Friends of Spuyten Duyvil

This organization works to revitalize commercial areas in the community and to rehabilitate housing.

(718) 548-5479 This neighborhood group addresses quality of life problems and organizes cleanups and other events in the community.

3450 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 543-7341 Accepts anyone older than 17 who is in good health and has never been arrested for a serious crime. Those interested must attend 14 training sessions. Participants will learn about policing, the law, and how to make an arrest. Upon completion, students are required to take an exam. Those who pass are issued a uniform and are required to give a minimum of four hours of volunteer service.

Jerome Park Conservancy

Community Education Council District 10

(718) 543-7100 The association is for businesses in the Marble Hill area. Its general mission is to bring together merchants to discuss issues pertaining to their business neighborhood.

One Fordham Plaza (718) 741-5836 Aims to inform parents about issues affecting neighborhood schools. These are discussed in public meetings, held every third Thursday of the month. To be a member of the council, you must have a child in a District 10 school.

50th Precinct Community Council

3450 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 543-5978 The council is the liaison between the community and the police. At monthly public meetings, police give accounts of crime in the area and address resident concerns. Council meetings are held the second Thursday of every month. Community Board 8 public safety meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. Borough and citywide officials also attend.

Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association Kristin Hart, president FIPNA.org The association seeks to preserve and improve the quality of life for residents in the Fort Independence area.

Anne Marie Garti, president (718) 884-7864 The organization’s mission is to create a 125-acre park at Jerome Park Reservoir, to advocate for its designation as a scenic and historic landmark, and to use the reservoir as an ecological resource for neighboring schools.

Marble Hill Merchants Association

North Riverdale Merchants Association

(718) 543-7100 ShopRiverdaleNY.org An alliance of businesses along Riverdale and Mosholu avenues, Broadway and West 242nd Street. The general mission is to bring together merchants to discuss issues pertaining to their business neighborhoods.

Kingsbridge Business Improvement District

3109 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 432-6935 KingsbridgeBIDNYC.org The district’s purpose is to improve the Kingsbridge shopping area and tackle issues that deal with the well-being of businesses.

Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association Elizabeth Thompson, president 2805 University Ave., Suite B (718) 618-7550 Facebook.com/khniawestbronx

Tracy Shelton, director 505 W. 236th St. • (718) 543-7100 KRVCDC.org

Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council

5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 The council is an umbrella organization of Riverdale’s Jewish institutions, including synagogues and community groups. It holds an awards and legislative breakfast each January, sponsors a Jewish street fair, and sponsors the Riverdale Community Patrol with the Riverdale Community Association. The council occasionally publishes a newspaper, has an English language program for new Russian immigrants, and arranges car rides for senior citizens.

Riverdale Kiwanis Club

Douglas Hickey, president (914) 843-6118 The Riverdale chapter of this international service organization sponsors the annual Halloween window-painting contest, organizes Kiwanis clubs at local public schools, gives out scholarships, and works on community service projects.

Riverdale Nature Preservancy

5521 Mosholu Ave. (718) 884-5903 RiverdaleNature.org Dedicated to the preservation of Riverdale’s natural landscape and its character as a residential neighborhood, the group has proposed a long-range plan to govern Riverdale’s growth. It is a watchdog of the greenbelt and zoning regulations, and encourages property owners to care for their trees.

236th streets. The general mission of the association is to bring together merchants to discuss issues pertaining to their business neighborhood. Meetings are generally for merchants and community officials, but all are welcome to attend.

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Julie Micou Cerf, executive director 80 Van Cortlandt Park S., Suite E1 (718) 601-1553 VCPark.org Dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the park as a place for recreation and enjoyment.

Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 WaveHill.org Hundreds of volunteers, from high school students to retirees, contribute their time and talent to help this attraction’s gardens and programs grow.

Part of the Solution (POTS) 2759 Webster Ave. (718) 220-4892 POTSBronx.org The group provides an array of assistance programs under one roof with the goal of moving its guests from crisis to stability. Services include a community dining room and food pantry, public showers, and legal services.

Kingsbridge Historical Society

(718) 543-7100 A group for businesses along South Riverdale Avenue and West 238th and

Nick Dembowski, president (718) 796-1195 KingsbridgeHistoricalSociety.org Dedicated to preserving the history of Kingsbridge, the society saves artifacts and documents, and works with school groups by teaching students local history.

Spuyten Duyvil

Wakefield

South Riverdale Avenue Merchants Association

POST OFFICES Riverdale

Woodlawn

Yonkers South

Kingsbridge

Fieldston

Mosholu

5951 Riverdale Ave. Monday-Friday — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Closed 335 S. Broadway, Yonkers Monday-Friday — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday — Closed 444 W. 238th St. Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday — Closed

4364 Katonah Ave. Monday-Friday — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday — Closed 5517 Broadway Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Closed 3464 Jerome Ave. Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday — Closed

562 Kappock St. Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday — Closed

Yonkers

4165 White Plains Road Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Closed

79-81 Main St., Yonkers Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Closed

Van Cott

Yonkers East

Inwood

915 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers Monday-Friday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday — Closed

3102 Decatur Ave. Monday-Friday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday — Closed 90 Vermilyea Ave., Manhattan Monday-Friday — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Closed


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U.S. HOUSE

Eliot Engel

Democrat 3655 Johnson Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 796-9700 Fax: (718) 796-5134

Adriano Espaillat Democrat 2530 Grand Concourse Ground Floor Bronx, N.Y., 10458 (718) 450-8241

U.S. SENATE

Charles Schumer

Democrat 780 Third Ave., Suite 2301 New York, N.Y., 10017 Phone: (212) 486-4430 Fax: (202) 228-2838

Kirsten Gillibrand

Democrat 780 Third Ave., Suite 2601 New York, N.Y., 10017 Phone: (212) 688-6262 Fax: (866) 824-6340

GOvErNOr

Andrew Cuomo

Democrat State Capitol Building Albany, N.Y., 12224 Phone: (518) 474-8390

LT. GOvErNOr Kathy Hochul Democrat

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS

STATE SENATE

robert Jackson

Bill de Blasio

Democrat 5030 Broadway, Suite 701 New York, N.Y., 10034 Phone: (212) 544-0173 jackson@nysenate.gov

Democrat City Hall New York, N.Y., 10007 Phone: 311 Fax: (212) 312-0700 NYC.gov/Office-Of-The-Mayor

Gustavo rivera

CiTy COUNCiL

ydanis rodriguez

Democrat 618 W. 177th St., Ground floor New York, N.Y., 10033 Phone: (917) 521-2616 Fax: (917) 521-1293

Andrew Cohen

Democrat 277 W. 231st St. Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 549-7300 Fax: (718) 549-9945

Democrat 2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506 Bronx, N.Y. 10458 Phone: (718) 933-2034 grivera@nysenate.gov

Fernando Cabrera Democrat 107 E. Burnside Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10453 Phone: (347) 590-2874 Fax: (347) 590-2878

Democrat 3190 Riverdale Ave., Suite 2 Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 822-2049 Fax: (718) 822-2321 biaggi@nysenate.gov

Jeffrey Dinowitz

Democrat 3107 Kingsbridge Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 796-5345 Fax: (718) 796-0694 dinowitzj@assembly.state.ny.us

pUBLiC ADvOCATE

COMpTrOLLEr

ruben Diaz Jr.

Democrat 851 Grand Concourse, Third Floor Bronx, N.Y., 10451 Phone: (718) 590-3500 webmail@bronxbp.nyc.gov

DiSTriCT ATTOrNEy

Darcel D. Clark

Democrat 198 E. 161st St. Bronx, N.Y. 10451 Phone: (718) 590-2001 BronxDA.nyc.gov

Alessandra Biaggi

STATE ASSEMBLy

Kingsbridge, Riverdale

BOrOUGH prESiDENT

prECiNCT COMMANDEr Capt. Emilio Melendez

NYPD 50th Precinct 3450 Kingsbridge Ave. Bronx, N.Y. 10463 Precinct: (718) 543-5700 Community Affairs: (718) 543-5978 Community Policing: (718) 796-3867 Crime Prevention: (718) 543-3816 Domestic Violence: (718) 543-6072 Youth Officer: (718) 543-5920 Auxiliary Coordinator: (718) 543-7341 Detective Squad: (718) 543-6121

DiSTriCT MANAGEr

Ciara Gannon

Jumaane Williams

Scott Stringer

1 Centre Street, 15th Floor New York, N.Y., 10007 (212) 669-7250 gethelp@pubadvocate. nyc.gov

Democrat 1 Centre St., Room 517 New York, N.Y., 10007 Phone: (212) 669-3916 Fax: (212) 669-2707

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here aren’t many who would pass up a chance to attend a papal Mass at Yankee Stadium. But in 2008, then Our Lady of Angels parish priest Thomas Lynch did exactly that. While Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass with 60,000 people, Father Lynch was in front of 400 congregants at the Sedgwick Avenue church, ensuring the Sacraments were available to anyone seeking them. With the closure of the Church of the Visitation in 2017, there are fewer choices for Catholics in this part of the Bronx. Despite its school closing in 2013, however, Our Lady of Angels continues to serve with Father James Benavides and Father Roberto Espinal. It helps maintain a strong Catholic presence in the community, along with St. Margaret of Cortona Church, St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, and St. John’s-Visitation, along with two schools of higher education — Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent, both with current or past Catholic roots. — Michael Hinman

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are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5540 Mosholu Ave. (718) 549-1212 NYPL.org Across the street from Riverdale Neighborhood House, this branch has cathedral ceilings and is surrounded by trees and grass. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Library

650 W. 235th St. (718) 796-1202 NYPL.org This library is right across the street from P.S. 24 and the northwest corner of Seton Park. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jerome Park Library

118 Eames Place (718) 549-5200 NYPL.org This library is just east of Kingsbridge Road. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kingsbridge Library

291 W. 231 St., at Corlear Ave. (718) 548-5656 NYPL.org The Kingsbridge Library is the largest local

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