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640 West 239 Street $379,000 Co-op 2 BR gracious apartment with a large alcove living room and dining area. Mint move-in ready.

3585 Greystone Avenue $498,000 The Latitude Condo new 1 BR corner duplex. Washer and dryer hook-up. Fitness center and deeded parking.

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3656 Johnson Avenue $555,000 Oxford House Co-op prewar 3 BR with dramatic arches, deep closets, charm and character. 62/'

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660 West 261 Street $2,450,000 North Riverdale new construction 7 BR lavish custom home on double lot. Mint move-in ready.

4545 Delafield Avenue $1,950,000 Fieldston post-modern 5 BR with 35 ft. atrium, skylights, fireplace, deck, patio, garden and garage.

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5275 Sycamore Avenue $2,000,000 Estate Area 7 BR center hall Colonial located on a corner double lot. Near Metro North station and Wave Hill.

25 Sigma Place $2,000,000 Estate Area contemporary 5 BR with river views. Brand new construction. Secluded setting off Palisade Avenue.

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6021 Delafield Avenue $760,000 North Riverdale charming 4 BR detached single family. Finished lower level, rear yard and garage.

6035 Spencer Avenue $915,000 North Riverdale spacious 4 BR on a quiet tree-lined street. Great interior and exterior space.

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5253 Sycamore Avenue $3,495,000 Estate Area historic stone carriage house c. 1852. Quiet setting near Wave Hill. 5 BR on 3 levels. 62/'

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5827 Liebig Avenue $923,000 North Riverdale 4 BR single-family brick home. Rear patio, garden, garage and driveway parking. 62/'

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oftentimes not even having to ask t’s not every day you hear what they want to eat. the owner of a small, familyKingsbridge Regulars like Patricia Farrell, owned business in New York who has been going to Kingsbridge City complain about attracting Donut Shop Donut Shop for almost 30 years, more business than he’s used to. 249 W. 231st St. who said she has seen Rodriguez But, then again, it’s not every grow up over the years and loves to day you meet Fernando Rodriguez, OWNER: see him running the restaurant. the owner of the Kingsbridge Do“I’ve been coming here since my nut Shop. Fernando Rodriguez early 20s,” she said. “What I like “It’s weird that it is so packed in about this place is they don’t bother here,” Rodriguez said, pointing at EMPLOYEES: 6 you. The only time it gets crazy is a counter full of customers as well like 9 o’clock in the morning — it’s as some full tables at his West 231st like standing room only.” Street shop. “Usually, during the ESTABLISHED: 1967 But not every regular who stops summer, it’s dead in here. But this in for a bite has been living in the year, I don’t know what it is.” neighborhood forever. The 31-year-old took over most Dariana Ricardo and her son of the eatery’s operations from his father, Fernando Rodriguez Sr., five years ago, but he Adiel have been eating at Kingsbridge Donut Shop for has worked at Kingsbridge Donut Shop since his fam- about a year. “You could say we try really to make it like a family bought the decades-old establishment in 2001. Owning and running a shop is hard, Rodriguez ily experience,” Rodriguez said. “That’s how we treat people. For me, it starts with, ‘Hey you look different, said, especially one that draws so many regulars. “It’s a lot of work, a lot of work,” he said. “It is lit- what’s up?’ I’ve made a few friends, and you can call erally like having a family, from the employees to the them friends.” Friends, it seems, is why Rodriguez has never had customers.” And family might be the best way to describe how to worry much about competition from chain restauRodriguez interacts with his customers. As the min- rants opening nearby. Even a Dunkin’ Donuts on the utes tick by, and morning turns to afternoon, an on- same block as his 249 W. 231st St., shop doesn’t conlooker might think Rodriguez personally knows every- cern him. “My point of view is that if you’re going to do someone who walks through the door. The Manhattanite-turned-Kingsbridge resident thing, do it right,” Rodriguez said. “You’ve just got doles out hugs and handshakes to countless regulars keep your customer service above everybody else.” — Anthony Capote as they come happily and hungrily through the door,


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reddy Loeser says there are two ingredients in his recipe for more than 50 years of business success: make everything fresh and offer good customer service. The results have made the owner of Loeser’s Kosher Deli at 214 W. 231st St., a semi-celebrity. “That guy’s a legend,” a passerby shouts as Lou Rotkowtiz, a new customer, asks Loeser to pose for a picture with him outside the deli. “I heard a lot about this place,” said Rotkowitz, a doctor with the New York City Fire Department, who was born in Riverdale but now lives in Queens. On this particular day, work brought him to the area, allowing Rotkowitz to order one of the deli’s famous pastrami sandwiches. Loeser’s good customer service also extends to preparing a dish that’s slightly off the menu. Sara Ackerman, a 30-year patron, said she prefers potato latke to bread on her pastrami sandwich, along with a healthy helping of sauerkraut on top. The brown wood paneled walls at Loeser’s are filled with pictures

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For more than 50 years, Loeser’s Kosher Deli has been a Kingsbridge fixture. of the deli owner’s wife, children and grandchildren, mixed in framed photos of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former city mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg — who all previously visited. It even has a modern touch with food reviews over the years from websites like Yelp. Despite the eatery’s success, Loeser has resisted expanding the size of the deli or moving to a new location. “Sometimes when you are small, you have more control,” he said.

“When you get bigger, you lose control. And then you lose everything.” Over the five decades, Loeser has seen many changes in the neighborhood, which was predominately Irish, Italian and Jewish when he opened his doors in 1960. Many kosher delis like his are gone now, with Loeser’s one of two that remain in the northwest Bronx. His biggest challenge? “Get(ting) here every day,” he said with a laugh. And even at 75, Loeser has no plans to retire. — Lisa Herndon

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tudying a large-screen television on the wall as his guide, Pedro Sarmiento tries to repair the graphics card on a Sony laptop. This part of the laptop is so small, he has to slide the machine under a microscope, depending on the image projected onto the monitor hung on a lime green wall. As one of the owners of Sarmiento Electronics, he repairs everything from smartphones to televisions. “When was 15, I was repairing cassette, Beta, VHS and tape players,” Sarmiento said. Back then, he knew his career would be spent working with the gadgets he now repairs. It wasn’t until three years ago, however, Sarmiento decided to take the plunge and become a small business owner in Kingsbridge, where he has called home the past four years. One of his biggest challenges, however, is trying to make ends meet. “I need the customers because of the rent. It’s getting higher,” Sarmiento said. “I just renewed my lease.” When he first signed the lease for his 700-square-foot store at 135 W. 238th St., his rent was $1,500 per month. His new five-year lease is now $1,900. Sarmiento is not especially worried, however. His goal right now is to build a solid customer base, and the rest will begin to follow. “The customer always comes first,” he said. “Some-

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Pedro Sarmiento, co-owner of Sarmiento Electronics, opened his store three years ago. He said he knew as a teenager he would someday work with electronics. times it’s not about the money. It’s making the customer happy. I always try to solve the problem as the best we can do.” As the radio softly plays in the background, Sarmiento with his tools in both hands brings the laptop back to life. — Lisa Herndon


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ost anywhere in the city, and in fact sometimes travelling around the country, baking aficionados know who Lloyd from Riverdale is. Of course, Lloyd from Riverdale is actually Betty Campbell-Adams, and she is the owner of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake. Originally founded in East Harlem in 1981 with her husband Lloyd Adams, Campbell-Adams used to run the carrot cake business out of the basement of her father’s building. But in just a few years, the operation outgrew her humble facility, moving her bakery across from Van Cortlandt Park some 31 years ago. Now people travel from all over to try the famous carrot cake. Even when people first move to Riverdale, one of the first things they’re told they have to try is Lloyd’s. When broached with stories of people from far and wide raving over the bakery’s famous cakes, CampbellAdams always perks up just a bit. “I hear those kinds of stories all the time, and it’s amazing,” she said. “It brings such a warm and happy feeling to my heart.” It is especially notable since Lloyd’s doesn’t exactly take up lots of space. The small Broadway location is just two rooms: One equipped with a counter, the other used for baking. It’s really just 900 square feet — smaller than most bodegas — where cakes are actually bought and sold. The size of her store makes her popularity — not just outside the neighborhood, but also outside of New York — all the more impressive.

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Betty Campbell-Adams poses with one of her famous cakes while celebrating Lloyds Carrot Cake’s 30th year in Riverdale in 2016. “All of that is through word of mouth,” Campbell-Adams said. “Especially since we are such a small operation. It is really special.” Since Lloyd’s passing in 2007, Campbell-Adams has kept his legacy — and that of his mother’s cake recipe — alive and well, having been featured in The New York Times numerous times, the Food Network, and even has even made its way into the AAA travel guide for New York City as a must-eat in the Bronx. — Anthony Capote

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Magnum Comics & Cards has been in business for 25 years. There, comic book lovers can find the latest issues and classics. grew from there.” In 1991, Shatzoff opened Magnum Comics & Cards at 5906 Riverdale Ave., and it’s served as a hotspot for collectors ever since. But all is not always well in the world of selling comic books. In recent years, the number of young people reading comics has declined, Shatzoff said — and that’s despite comic book characters from Marvel and DC dominating the box office landscape. “There’s a lot more competition

with kids, so I just have a lot more adult collectors,” he said. But that can sometimes be the best part. Magnum, Shatzoff says, has turned into a sort of watering hole for comic fans and regulars to pass the time and talk about life — both real and fictional. “It’s kind of like a bar without the drinks,” Shatzoff said. “A lot of customers like to come in and talk and hang out. It’s like soap operas for men.” — Anthony Capote


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Tibbett Diner is a popular filming location for movies and television shows. “Sneaky Pete” as well as “Louie,” the FX comedy about a fictionalized version of the titular comic Louis C.K. The show filmed a scene from a 2014 episode at Tibbett where C.K. sits and chats with comedy legend Robin Williams, who actually took some time to talk with the employees of the diner — a memory Diakakis remembers fondly. “He came in the back, and we were all standing there, and he just said, ‘Thank you.’ ‘You never hear a thank you, do you … I used to work in a restaurant before I was famous, and you never hear a thank you,’” the restaurateur said. “It was such a sincere compliment out of nowhere from a famous actor.” — Anthony Capote

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David Lindsay and Thomas Giudice, co-owners of the Kingsbridge Social Club, linked forces with the owners of the Bronx Alehouse to create their new business last summer. while became a reality when Christos Gyro — the Greek restaurant that used to inhabit the Kingsbridge Social Club’s location — closed. The two, equipped with two other owners — David Lindsay and Giudice’s brother Thomas — have transformed the location into a new kind of pizzeria for Kingsbridge. Thomas Giudice trained as a chef in Italy, using what he learned abroad to bring an authentic touch to pizza.

Langstine keeps a productive attitude in making sure the Kingsbridge Social Club is the place to be for anyone who wants a slice of pizza and a good time. “What we can do is provide a more personal experience, unique product and atmosphere, and real relationship with the people who come,” he said. “That’s the level where the chain and corporations can’t compete.” — Tiffany Moustakas

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oel and Dorothy Maxwell take the concept of 24/7 to a whole new level. “We are the only couple that spends 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for 53 years (together) and still talk to one another,” said Joel Maxwell, who owns Radioland TV Sales & Air-Conditioning and at 511 W. 236th St., with his wife Dorothy, about not just marriage, but also their partnership running their business. Tucked between Riverdale and Cambridge avenues, Radioland has been a community fixture since 1977. The store repairs air-conditioners and vacuum cleaners, and also sells not only vacuums, but also televisions and accessories. like hard-to-find lithium batteries. Joel said there isn’t much of a secret on why Radioland has remained in business all these years. “The first reason is when customers (call), Dorothy has a calming willingness and attitude to help them,” he said. “The second reason is an understanding landlord who understands what a small business has on its plate.” Dorothy attributes the appeal of Radioland to the fact it’s more than just a business. Clients and neighbors stop by, chat with the two owners, and catch up on what’s happening in their lives. The biggest challenge, however, is keeping clients coming back – in spite of Joel himself. “I (anger) a lot of people … by telling them exactly what’s on my mind,” Joel said. “A lot of people don’t want

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Radioland has been a fixture in Riverdale for 40 years. to hear things that they don’t want to hear, like their machine is not worth repairing and there is nothing that we can do about it.” But that’s the kind of service customers should get, Dorothy added. “Don’t let him fool you,” she said. “He’s very knowledgeable. (Customers) know they are not getting cheated.” — Lisa Herndon


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Visual & Performing Arts Firelei Baez’s work for the exhibition ‘Love the Neighbor’ at the Bronx Museum is her interpretation of a fable about the pollination between a wasp and an orchid.

An Beal Bocht Café 445 W. 238th St. (718) 884-7127 AnBealBochtCafe.com 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 performs professional concerts for the community in October and June. All performances are held at Lehman College. Red Monkey Theater Group College of Mount Saint Vincent (914) 693-1646 RedMonkeyTheater.org Founded in 1999, this is a nonprofit performing arts company dedicated to enriching local communities through

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the cultivation, creation and presentation of live classical and contemporary theater. Poor Mouth Theatre Chris O’Neill Room An Beal Bocht Café 445 W. 238th St. (718) 884-7127 PoorMouthTheatre.blogspot.com Started in 2010, the group 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 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 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 neighborhoods as well as children’s concerts, collaborating with local schools and youth organizations. Riverdale YM-YWHA 5625 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-8200 RiverdaleY.org

The Y’s Cultural Arts Center features three theater companies staging fullscale musical productions, a dance studio, a music school, and a jazz series.

Art galleries & museums 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. 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 Marc 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. Lehman College Art Gallery 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. (718) 960-8731 LehmanGallery.org The gallery, specializing in contemporary art, is located on the Lehman College campus. It has been serving the interests of a diverse audience from the Bronx and the greater New York City area since 1984. Education is an integral component of the gallery’s programming, providing the basis for public outreach. 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 hands-on 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 2064 Boston Road (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 afterschool program for those who want to learn more.


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

Dance Bronx Dance Theatre 585 E. 187th St., 2nd floor (718) 364-2725 BronxDanceTheatre.com Offers dance classes for children and all levels of expertise.

Wave Hill 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.

Michele Compa Dance and Exercise Center 3590 Netherland Ave. (718) 549-9635 MicheleCompa.com Fundamentals of dancing are taught to kids between 2 and 5 years. Tumbling and gymnastics are open to children 3 and older. Tap, ballet and modern jazz are offered to boys and girls 6 and older. Karate also is available for students 6 and older.

Riverdale YM-YWHA 5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4437 RiverdaleY.org Professional instructors offer training for all ages in voice, piano, guitar, violin and other instruments.

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

Reinalyn Rosario helps her daughter Victoria get food at P.S. 81’s annual international dinner and raffle.

Sofia’s Fitness & Dance Studio 3501 Riverdale Ave. (718) 543-4181 SofiasFitnessandDance.com Offers children from 3 to 13 years old dance and gymnastics lessons.

Gym Cats One Odell Plaza, Yonkers (914) 965-7676 GymCats.net Offers gymnastics and cheerleading classes for children of all ages and levels of expertise.

Theater Riverdale Children’s Theatre 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. Riverdale Rising Stars 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.

Ecology Beczak Environmental Education Center 35 Alexander St., Yonkers (914) 377-1900 Beczak.org Offers community-oriented, Hudson River-based environmental programs for adults and families with children of all ages.

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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 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. 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 for those who would like to take better care of the environment.

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Ice skating 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.

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

Music 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.

Swimming Van Cortlandt Park East of Broadway, north of West 242nd Street (718) 430-1890 Free swimming lessons given at the pool. Riverdale YM-YWHA 5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4417 Offers private and group lessons for all ages and levels, as well as lifeguarding and life saving courses.

Tennis Tennis Club of Riverdale 2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 796-9099 Features include six deco-turf courts, year-round 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) 699-4233 City Parks Youth Tennis provides children with free lessons during the summer. Participants are given racquets and balls.

Reading & learning Andrus Planetarium Hudson River Museum

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Mostly For Kids KIDS from page 24 511 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. The Science Barge 99 Dock St., Yonkers. (914) 375-2151 GroundWorkHV.org This floating farm offers exhibits on urban agricutlture, as well as arts and science workshops through the fall.

TEAM SPORTS 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 during the regular season, which runs from April through 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 ETeamz.com/southriverdale/ There are approximately 350 players in divisions, ranging from tee-ball, pee-wee, minors and majors, plus the Pony League affiliation with the North Riverdale Baseball League. 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 NorthRiverdaleBaseballLeague. com 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.

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 pre-school clinics and leagues in basketball, NFL flag football, indoor soccer, gymnastics and more.

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

Miscellaneous Uptown Sports Complex 170 W. 233rd. St. (718) 549-7529 Offers a wide variety of indoor sports programs for toddlers, children and teens. Cub Scout Pack 240 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway Troop240NY.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. Kidville Riverdale 555 W. 235th St. (718) 708-8081 Kidville.com Offers classes for babies, toddlers and kids as well as birthday parties and an indoor playspace. 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.

es. Children are introduced to basic Jewish values and traditions through daily routines and interactive play.

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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 nondenominational.

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. Beth El Nursey School 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 self-esteem, 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 Jacobus 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, Ext. 11 ChabadBronx.org A nursery school dedicated to the education of children with a broad range of Jewish backgrounds and observanc-

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 Programs 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. 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.

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Mostly For Kids KIDS from page 25 Riverdale Community School 5670 Riverdale Ave. (718) 543-0050 RiverdaleCommunitySchool.com A small nursery school with an enrollment of 20 children and a staff of four. 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. Classes begin in September and end in June. The school is private, with no religious affiliation. Riverdale Group Family Daycare 270 W. 261st St. (347) 427-6965 RiverdaleGroupFamilyDaycare. com Consists of two facilities on seperate 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, year-round 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. Riverdale YM-YWHA Early Childhood Center 5625 Arlington Ave. (347) 913-4445 RiverdaleY.org/ecc The center encourages learning through a cooperative partnership between teachers, parents and students. An inclusive environment promotes Jewish values. The program is geared toward children 2 through 5. Rose Hill Pre-K Center 3605 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 543-2851 Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy Early Learning Center 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.

(718) 548-0444 SaintGabrielSchoolbronx.org Offers a traditional nursery program. Class sizes vary from 12 to 18 with an adult-to-child 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 between 15 months and 5.

Teens Kingsbridge Heights Community Center 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace (718) 884-0700 KHCC-NYC.org Offers a teen evening program with educational, cultural and recreational activities for participants between the ages of 12 and 21.

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 RiverdaleCommunityCenter.org Offers a free, afterschool program Monday through Friday at the school for grades 6 through 12. Wave Hill West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (718) 549-3200 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. (549) 8100, Ext. 117 The house’s free year-round, drop-in center is a safe and relaxed “second home” for young people between 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.

Silver Spoons Group Day Care 3445 Corlear Ave. (718) 543-5373 Provides weekly lesson plans, daily activities and a menu plan suitable for children between 2 and 4. Spuyten Duyvil Pre-School 3041 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 549-1525 SpuytenDuyvilPreschool.org Started as a parent cooperative, school officials continue this tradition with an open-door policy for parents and caregivers, counting on families to enrich the program offered to the children. 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.

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Schools Public Schools P.S. 7 Milton Fein 3201 Kingsbridge Ave. Principal: Miosotis Ramos Kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 796-8695 Parent coordinator: Laurie Rodriguez P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil 660 W. 236th St. Principal: Steven Schwartz Kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 796-8845 Parent coordinator: Florence Byrne P.S. 207 3030 Godwin Terrace Principal: Tara O’Brien Pre-kindergarten through second grade (718) 796-9645 Parent coordinator: Alexander Rodriguez

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Students from P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil make their way to class.

P.S. 310 Marble Hill 260 W. Kingsbridge Road Principal: Elizabeth Cardona Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 796-9434 Parent coordinator: Sabina Perez

Principal: Eduardo Mora Sixth through eighth grade (718) 601-2869 Parent coordinator: Nancy Acosta

P.S. 360 2880 Kingsbridge Terrace Principal: Nancy Rodriguez Lewis Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade (718) 548-1511 Parent coordinator: Joy Torres

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

P.S. 344 AmPark Neighborhood School 3981 Hillman Ave. Principal: Christine McCourt Kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 548-3451 Parent coordinator: Maria Correra

IN-Tech Academy, M.S./H.S. 368 2975 Tibbett Ave. Principal: Stephen Seltzer Sixth through 12th grade (718) 432-4300 Parent coordinator: Alexandra Castro

P.S/M.S 37 Multiple Intelligence School 360 W. 230th St. Principal: Kenneth Petriccione Kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 796-0360 Parent coordinator: Elizabeth Coca

Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. Principal: Karalyne Sperling Ninth through 12th grade (718) 563-6678 Parent coordinator: Margarita Graham Brice

P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen School 5550 Riverdale Ave. Principal: Anne Kirrane Kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 796-8965 Parent coordinator: Nina Velazquez P.S./M.S. 95 Sheila Mencher Van Cortlandt School 3961 Hillman Ave. Principal: Serge Marshall Davis Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 796-9200 Parent coordinator: Delis DeLeon M.S. 244 The New School for Leadership and the Arts 120 W. 231st St.

Bronx High School of Law and Finance John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. Principal: Jessica Goring Ninth through 12th grade (718) 561-0113 Parent coordinator: Zoraida Torres Bronx High School of Science 75 W. 205th St. Principal: Jean Donahue Ninth through 12th grade (718) 817-7700 Parent coordinator: Cynthia Golan Bronx Theatre High School John F. Kennedy Campus

99 Terrace View Ave. Interim Acting Principal: William Doyle Ninth through 12th grade (718) 329-2902 Parent coordinator: Angel Melendez DeWitt Clinton High School 100 W. Mosholu Parkway S. Principal: Pierre Orbe Ninth through 12th grade Parent coordinator: Ines Cariño

22 Marble Hill Ave. Principal: Colin Greene Sixth through eighth grade (718) 696-0493 International Leadership Charter High School 3030 Riverdale Ave. Principal: Elaine Ruiz Lopez (718) 562-2300

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

New Visions High School for Advanced Math and Science John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. Principal: Robert Hiller Ninth through 12th grade (718) 817-7683 Parent coordinator: Sanya Hudson

High School of American Studies at Lehman College 2925 Goulden Ave. Principal: Alessandro Weiss Ninth through 12th grade (718) 329-2144 Parent coordinator: Paula Fiore

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

Marble Hill School for International Studies John F. Kennedy Campus 99 Terrace View Ave. Principal: Kirsten Larson (718) 561-0973 Parent coordinator: Ignacia Reyes The Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions 120 W. 231st St. Principal: Rodney Fisher Ninth through 12th grade (718) 432-6491 Parent coordinator: Judy Veras

Charter Schools Atmosphere Academy

Amber Charter School 3120 Corlear Ave. Principal: Veronica Almedina Kindergarten through sixth grade (212) 534-9667

Parochial Schools Kinneret Day School 2600 Netherland Ave. Principal: Asher Abramovitz Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 548-0900 Development director: Amy Hibshoosh St. Gabriel’s School 590 W. 235th St. Principal: Anthony Naccari

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Schools KIDS from page 27 Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 548-0444 St. John’s School 3141 Kingsbridge Ave. Principal: Edward Higgins Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 548-0255 Saint Margaret of Cortona School 425 W. 260th St. Principal: Hugh Keenan Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 549-8580 Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy 655 W. 254th St. Principal: Rabbi Binyamin Krauss Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (718) 548-1717 Salanter Akiba High School 503 W. 259th St. Principal: Rabbi Tully Harcsztark (718) 548-2727

Private Schools Riverdale Country School Upper School 5250 Fieldston Road

Head of School: Dominic Randolph Sixth through 12th grade (718) 549-8810 Parent coordinator: Mary Ludemann Riverdale Country School Lower School 1 Spaulding Lane Head of School: James Duval Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade (718) 549-7780 Ethical Culture Fieldston School 3901 Fieldston Road Head of School: Jessica Bagby Upper School Principal: Robert Cairo Middle School Principal: Chia-Chee Chiu Interim Lower School Principal: Noni Thomas López Upper/Middle School: (718) 329-7575 Lower School: (718) 329-7575 Horace Mann School 231 W. 246th St. Head of School: Thomas Kelly Upper Division Principal: Jessica Levenstein (718) 432-4000 Middle Division Principal: Robin Ingram Sixth through 12th grade (718) 432-4000 Lower Division 4440 Tibbett Ave.

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

Colleges Herbert H. Lehman College 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. President: José Luis Cruz (718) 960-8000 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. The College of Mount Saint Vincent 6301 Riverdale Ave. President: Charles Flynn Jr. (718) 405-3200 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 President: Brennan O’Donnell (718) 862-8000 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, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division.

Recreation & Fitness Parks Bailey Playground Bailey Avenue at West 234th 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. Hackett Park Riverdale Avenue at West 254th Street Across West 254th Street from Vinmont Veteran Park, it has walking paths, benches and a playground. 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. 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. Ruth McLaughlin Playground Greystone Avenue near West 238th Street This neighborhood park is perched near the Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower School. It features a kiddie swing, spray shower and game tables. Seton Park Independence Avenue between West 232nd and 234th 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.

Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront Park Johnson and Edsall avenues Under the shadow of the Henry Hudson Bridge, the shorefront park offers views of the Hudson and Harlem rivers. 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 Between Sedgwick

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Recreation & Fitness PARKS from page 28 and Goulden avenues This park features Old Fort Four Park, which includes two small playgrounds, and Strong Street Playground.

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.

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. Riverdale YM-YWHA 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.

Pools offering memberships

kiddie pool on the lower level. The pool area is elevated from the street and surrounded by trees. Summer memberships are available. The Whitehall 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 796-2100 The pool is heated and offers rooftop greenspace, a kiddie pool, a fitness club, a sauna and a steam room. Patrons can purchase year-round or summer memberships. 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.

Memberships are available. 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.

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 West 236th Street and Douglas Avenue (718) 796-7400 Offers private and group instruction. Lessons are given on outdoor clay courts.

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.

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.

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.

Seton Park Independence Avenue and West 232nd Street (718) 430-1838 Available with a permit from the parks and recreation department by calling (718) 430-1848.

Tennis Club of Riverdale 2600 Netherland Ave. (718) 796-9099 In the Century building, the club offers swimming, dancing and other programs for kids in addition to tennis. Van Cortlandt Park Just east of Broadway and north of West 242nd Street Available with a permit from the parks and recreation department..

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.

Yoga Grounded Growth Yoga 3732 Riverdale Ave. (347) 313-8742 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.

Alderbrook 4713 Independence Ave. 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 sauna, a full spa, a cafe and a sun deck. Edmond Lee 3135 Johnson Ave. (718) 796-1324 The building has an outdoor pool that is unheated and primarily serves an older crowd. However, there is a small

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Physicians & Health Professionals ColumbiaDoctors The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway, Suite 3-005 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 204 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 125 (212) 932-4533 Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Acupuncture Taiji Acupuncture & Massage Center Kevin Wang 5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 102 (646) 533-2308

Audiology Flora Holderbaum 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 202 (718) 543-4333 Pediatric and adult hearing evaluation, counseling, hearing aid fittings/repairs, CAPD testing. Office is handicapaccessible.

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Gabriela Rodriguez has her sights on becoming a doctor.

Cardiology ColumbiaDoctors 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 204 Dr. Gerald Neuberg (646) 317-0130 Dr. Kung-ming Jan (718) 601-4800 Dr. David I. Sahar (718) 601-3700 Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Dentists Dr. Paul M. Hertz 6011 Riverdale Ave. (718) 4432-9900 HertzDental.com Comprehensive dentistry Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale PC Dr. Daniel Faiwiszewski 3901 Independence Ave. (718) 549-5453 ADCRiv.com Family, cosmetic and pediatric dentistry Riverdale Oral Health Dr. Sidney Adler Dr. Beth Berson 611 W. 239th St. RiverdaleOralHealth.com General and cosmetic dentistry Comprehensive Dental Care 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 117 (718) 549-3910 Dr. Gabriel Shalmi 444 W. 259th St. (718) 601-0900 Family dentistry Dr. Sara Sigli 3525 Riverdale Ave. (718) 548-0500 General and cosmetic dentistry

Dr. Pearl Sussman 5683 Riverdale Ave. (718) 884-8808 Cosmetic and family dentistry Riverdale Pediatric Dentistry PC Dr. Liraz Spear 3725 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 725-8997 Dr. Samuel H. Taller 3601 Waldo Ave. (718) 543-3704 DrTallerDental.com Family dentistry

Dermatology Dr. Peter G. Burk The Century 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 112 (718) 543-7711 Montefiore affiliated. Adult and pediatric dermatology. Diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

Ear, Nose & Throat ColumbiaDoctors 3060 Corlear Ave., Suite 202 (646) 317-5200, or (212) 3058555 Dr. Justin Golub Otology, neurotology, skull base surgery Dr. Susannah Hills Pediatric otolaryngology Flora Holderbaum Audiology, adult and pediatric Sarah Lee General otolaryngology, adult and pediatric Affiliated with New York-Presbyterial/ Columbia University Medical Center

3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 204 Dr. Jessica Starr Sees general endocrinology, specializes in thyroid disease including thyroid cancer, diabetes, adrenal disease, pituitary tumors, osteoporosis, and women’s health. (646) 317-0129

Endoscopy Advanced Endoscopy 5500 Broadway, Suite A1 (718) 548-7900 AEC-Gi.com Screening colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Dr. Jonathan Rieber 5030 Broadway, Suite 707 Manhattan (718) 412-3445 ColumbiaDoctors 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 204 Dr. Veroushka Ballester Dr. David S. Lee Dr. Jennifer Caceres ColumbiaDoctors (212) 932-4534

Geriatric Medicine Dr. Thuy-Tien Dam Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri Dr. Predrag Popovic Dr. Xiaoshuang Yin The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway, Suite 3-150 (212) 932-4000 Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Endocrinology

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Dr. Julie T. Joseph

Dr. Jakob C. Melamed Columbia Doctors 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 125 (718) 543-1300 Travel Vaccines Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Nydia E. Providence ColumbiaDoctors 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 106 (718) 601-7505 The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway, Suite 3-005 New York, NY 10019 (212) 932-4564 Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Montefiore Medical Group Riverdale Office Dr. Katherine Kostakos Dr. Sunita Ningthoujam Dr. Gerard Sykes 3510 Johnson Ave. (718) 601-8205 Primary health services for adults 18 and older

Ophthalmology Dr. Jonathan D. Boniuk 3220 Arlington Ave., Suite 7 (718) 432-2299 Comprehensive ophthalmology catering to all ages and eye problems, including eye surgery, routine and preventive eye care.

Oral Surgery Dr. Gabriela Oana The Whitehall, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 796-4550

Orthopedic Surgery Southern Westchester Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Dr. David Lent

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Physicians & Health Professionals SURGERY from page 30 Dr. James Joseph Dr. Eric Spencer 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 102A (718) 796-1961 970 North Broadway, Suite 204 (914) 476-4343 WestchesterOrthopedic.com

Pediatrics Riverdale Pediatrics Dr. Barbara E. Strassber Dr. Carlyn A. Oppedisano Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Ema The Century, 2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 120 (718) 796-3580 Pediatric and adolescent medicine.

Physical Medicine The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center 5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 103 (718) 304-0596 Physiatry and pain medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, ultrasound-guided injections

Physical Therapy Hudson in Home Physical Therapy (347) 947-3132 HudsonInHomePT.com Judith Kahn 545 W. 236th St., Suite C 30 W. 60 St., Suite 1C (718) 884-8115 JudithKahn.com Dr. Howard Liss Rehabilitation Institute 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Suite 1L Assists in the management of pain and disability Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation 4499 Manhattan College Parkway (718) 548-5100 Riverdale Physical Therapy PC Jerrold Mann Marcela Prado The Professional Building 2735 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 884-0444

Riverdale Sports Physical Therapy, PC Alexander Sherman 531 W. 235th St. (718) 432-1323

Podiatry Cambridge Podiatry Center Dr. Donald Spector 259 W. 231st St. (718) 548-3080 Dr. Lance Greiff 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 601-2100 Dr. Michael L. Merenstein 3636 Fieldston Road (718) 548-6732

Psychotherapy Ellen Eiger 3640 Johnson Ave. (646) 663-3956 Adults, adolescents and couples Tara Fitzgerald Quimby

3600 Fieldston Road, Suite 2G (917) 273-6995 Children, adults and couples Dr. Roberta P. Siegel Riverdale: 3640 Johnson Ave., (718) 549-3639 Manhattan: 61 W. 62nd St., Suite 10A, (212) 957-1908 Psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. Individual, family, marital and group therapy.

Rheumatology Dr. Gustavo Carbone Columbia Doctors 3050 Corlear Ave., Suite 204 (212) 305-4308 Affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Urgent Care Dr. Dwell Family Doctors 5665 Riverdale Ave. (347) 913-4242 Walk-in, no appointment needed.

Real Estate Agencies 3 Square Miles Inc. Mikhail Khalilov (914) 257-7607

Foxworth Realty (212) 368-4902 FoxWorthRealtyOnline.com

Anita Wolfe Real Estate (718) 796-3135

Goodman Management (718) 878-5022 GMCRealty.com

Argo Residential (212) 896-8699 Argo.com Brown Harris Stevens (212) 317-7746 BHSUSA.com The Corcoran Group Lee Presser (347) 829-9969 TheBestApartments.com Eldridge Properties of New York (718) 796-7550

Halstead Property (718) 878-1700 Halstead.com Susan Goldy Team Halstead Property (718) 878-1920 Halstead.com HSC Management Corp. (718) 543-2800 or (914) 237-1600 HSCManagement.com

Ez Premier Realty LLC (917) 838-3440

Keller Williams Realty (212) 838-3700 KWNYC.com

Fieldston Properties (718) 601-1000 FieldstonProperties.com Finger Management Corp. (718) 513-6265 FingerManagement.com

Parkoff Management (516) 487-6790, Ext. 234 Ogden Cap Properties LLC (212) 289-5000 Olnick Organization (212) 835-2400 Olnick.com Douglas Elliman (718) 884-5815 Elliman.com Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty RandRealty.com ReMax Distinguished Homes & Properties Ellen Rosen (914) 374-9072 ReMax-Distinguished-NY.com

Shelley Scherman (718) 549-0100 ShelleyScherman.wordpress.com Sopher Realty (718) 549-9000 Exclusive Properties Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty (718) 513-5810 SothebysRealty.com Trebach Realty (718) 543-7174 TrebachRealty.com Veritas Property Management LLC Carl Borenstein (212) 799-2365, Ext. 304 VeritasManagement.com Villanova Heights (914) 613-5510 VillanovaHeights.com

Koppell River Realty Inc. (718) 543-2200 Koppell.com

ReMax Distinguished Homes & Properties Chintan Trivedi (917) 637-1061 ReMax-Distinguished-ny.com

Mark Turken Real Estate Broker (914) 693-5476 MarkTurken.com

McDonagh Properties Inc (718) 548-2828 McDonaghProperties.com

Robert E. Hill Inc. (718) 884-2200 RobertEHill.com

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Getting Involved 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.

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 Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Riverdale-ARC.org Works on issues involving Riverdale’s co-op apartments and condos, including taxes, financing and the real estate market. 50th Precinct Auxiliary Police 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. 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. Community Education Council District 10 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 residents’ 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

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Artists work with different paints and materials. It’s one of the ways creative people can become involved. improve the quality of life for residents in the Fort Independence area. Friends of Spuyten Duyvil (718) 548-5479 This neighborhood group addresses quality of life problems and organizes cleanups and other events in the community. Friends of Van Cortlandt Park 80 Van Cortlandt Park S., Suite E1 (718) 601-1460 (718) 601-1553 VanCortlandt.org The group sponsors several events each year and works with the parks and recreation department on longterm planning and funding. Jerome Park Conservancy 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. Kingsbridge Business Improvement District 5760 Broadway, second floor (718) 432-6935 KingsbridgeBID.org The district’s purpose is to improve the Kingsbridge shopping area and tackle issues that deal with the wellbeing of businesses.

(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. Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp. 505 W. 236th St. (718) 543-7100 KRVCDC.org Tracy Shelton, director This organization works to revitalize commercial areas in the community and to rehabilitate housing. Marble Hill Merchants Association (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. North Riverdale Merchants Association (917) 570-9027 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 Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association 2805 University Ave., Suite B Elizabeth Thompson, president (718) 618-7550 Facebook.com/khniawestbronx

Part of the Solution 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 Peter Ostrander, president

Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council

Riverdale Kiwanis Club Douglas Hickey, president (914) 843-6118 The Riverdale chapter of this international service organization sponsors the annual Halloween windowpainting 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. South Riverdale Avenue Merchants Association (718) 543-7100 A group for businesses along South Riverdale Avenue and West 238th and 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 Conservancy 1 Bronx River Parkway (718) 430-1890 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.


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Houses of Worship Buddhist Temple of Enlightenment 3070 Albany Crescent (718) 884-9111

Ethical Culture Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture 4450 Fieldston Road (718) 548-4445

Christian Christ Church Riverdale 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 543-1011 Church of the Mediator 260 W. 231st St. (718) 548-0944 or (718) 548-3312 Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nektarios 3107 Bailey Ave. (718) 548-9087 Riverdale Presbyterian Church 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway (718) 796-5560 St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church

146 W. 228th St. (718) 562-8692 Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church 2860 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 548-3005 Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church 15 Leroy Ave., Yonkers (914) 963-3638 St. Gabriel’s Church 3250 Arlington Ave. (718) 548-4470 St. John’s Roman Catholic Church 3021 Kingsbridge Ave. (718) 548-1221 Saint Margaret’s of Cortona Church 6000 Riverdale Ave. (718) 549-8053 St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 124 Wadsworth Ave., Manhattan (212) 795-5870 Methodist Church Home for the Aged 4499 Manhattan College Parkway (718) 548-5100

Visitation Roman Catholic Church 160 Van Cortlandt Park S. (718) 548-1455 Words of Life Christian Center 5905 Broadway (718) 796-3800

Jewish Beth Am, the People’s Temple 809 W. 181st St. (646) 883-6119 Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale 535 W. 246th St. (718) 549-1100 Congregation Shaarei Shalom 5919 Riverdale Ave. (718) 796-0305 Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale 475 W. 250th St. (718) 543-8400 Hebrew Institute of Riverdale 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway E. (718) 796-4730 Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation 551 Fort Washington Ave., (212) 568-8304

Kingsbridge Center of Israel 3115 Corlear Ave. (718) 548-1678 Mishkan Ha’am 18 Farragut Ave., Hastings-On-Hudson (914) 478-4996 Ohel Torah Synagogue 629 W. 239th St. (718) 543-5618 Riverdale Jewish Center 3700 Independence Ave. (718) 548-1850 Riverdale Temple 4545 Independence Ave. (718) 548-3800 Congregation Tehillah 4450 Fieldston Road (718) 884-4839 Van Cortlandt Jewish Center 3880 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 884-6105 Young Israel Ohab Zedek 6015 Riverdale Ave. (718) 548-0105 Young Israel of Riverdale 4502 Henry Hudson Pkwy. E. (718) 548-4765

Libraries There are five branches of the New York Public Library in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge area, as well as a Bronx-wide branch. Each has thousands of books for lending, weekly readings and concerts. Call branches for library hours.

NYPL.org Located right along the Bx1, Bx2 and Bx10 bus lines, this library is near the Jerome Park Reservoir and Van Cortlandt Park. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bronx Library Center 310 E. Kingsbridge Road (718) 579-4244 NYPL.org The largest public library in the Bronx — this 8,000-square-foot center is NYPL’s first green library and features the system’s premier Latino and Puerto Rican Heritage Collection. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 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, noon to 8 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 largest local library. It includes an outdoor garden, a multipurpose community room, and a teen area.

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A Van Cortlandt Village library patron uses a computer at the Sedgwick Avenue location. Hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riverdale Library 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 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Van Cortlandt Library 3874 Sedgwick Ave. (718) 543-5150

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 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Numbers & More Local Firehouses Fire Engine and Ladder 52 4550 Henry Hudson Pkwy E. (718) 430-0252 Capts. Robert Keating and Glenn Coleman Fire Engine 81 and Ladder 46 3025 Bailey Ave. (718) 430-0281 Capts. Joseph McKiernan and Michael Quevedo

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Elected OfďŹ cials U.S. Congress

State Senate

Eliot Engel Democrat 3655 Johnson Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 796-9700 Fax: (718) 796-5134 Riverdale, parts of the Bronx and Westchester.

Marisol Alcantara Independent Democratic Conference 5030 Broadway, Suite 701 New York, N.Y., 10034 Phone: (212) 544-0173 alcantara@nysenate.gov

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

Miscellaneous Ambulances If you have a medical emergency, call Emergency Medical Service, 911 Riverdale Hatzalah (718) 230-1000 A Jewish volunteer ambulance corps that delivers service to those in need regardless of religion or ethnicity.

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

Domestic violence

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Bill de Blasio Democrat City Hall New York, N.Y., 10007 Phone: 311 Fax: (212) 312-0700 NYC.gov/office-of-the-mayor

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Mayor

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

Gustavo Rivera Democrat 2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506 Bronx, N.Y. 10458 Phone: (718) 933-2034 Fax: (718) 933-2825 grivera@nysenate.gov Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights Jeff Klein Independent Democratic Conference 1250 Waters Place, Suite 1202 Bronx, N.Y., 10461 Phone: (718) 822-2049 Fax: (718) 822-2321 jdklein@senate.state.ny.us Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge State Assembly Jeffrey Dinowitz Democrat 3107 Kingsbridge Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10463 Phone: (718) 796-5345 Fax: (718) 796-0694 dinowitzj@assembly.state.ny.us Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village Public Advocate Letitia James 1 Centre Street, 15th Floor New York, N.Y., 10007 outreach@pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Ydanis Rodriguez Democrat 618 W. 177th St., Ground floor New York, N.Y., 10033 (917) 521-2616 (917) 521-1293 Marble Hill

Borough President

Fernando Cabrera Democrat 107 E. Burnside Ave. Bronx, N.Y., 10453 (347) 590-2874 Kingsbridge

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

Comptroller

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

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


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