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Photos by Marisol Díaz

A bonfire at The Riverdale Y mesmerizes onlookers on Sunday. The blaze was part of a celebration of Lag Ba’Omer, a holiday gaining popularity in Riverdale.

Israeli tradition burns brightly in Riverdale By Shant Shahrigian


t The Riverdale YM-YWHA’s Sunday celebration of Lag Ba’Omer — a Jewish holiday widely celebrated in Israel but less well known in the U.S. — Guy Reouven recalled joyous gatherings for the day in his native Ramat HaSharon, a suburb of Tel Aviv. “It’s religious, but not so religious,” said the Riverdale resident and father of three. He added that he and his friends would gather wood for days and store it in bomb shelters before building the bonfires that traditionally mark the holiday. “We used to fill up the room and the manager was killing us — ‘You have to clean the room!’” but it’s one we appreciate and take seriously,” Riverdale resident Leah Zeira said while watching her children on the moon bounce. “It makes me feel so glad to be a part of it and so glad there’s a Jewish presence.”

Evening anticipation A few miles away, anticipation built as participants at The Y’s Lag B’Omer event waited for organizers to light the bonfire in the evening. After Mr. Reouven and another attendee, Hanan Furman, placed long beams and other pieces of wood in a vertical pile, children threw kindling they gathered from the parking lot’s edges onto the mass. Once a truck from the firehouse on the Henry Hudson Parkway arrived to make sure everything went safely, Mr. Reouven lit the fire. Within minutes, it was so hot that children stopped chucking extra pieces of wood onto the blaze and scampered to an area away from the wind. Still, spirits remained high as a DJ played Israeli pop music and attendees munched on falafel sandwiches. “We want to do it in a very authentic way — the way we miss and love from our memories in Israel,” said Pazit Levitan, vice president of Moatza, a Manhattan-based non-profit aimed at organizing greater New York City’s Jewish communities. Ms. Levitan helped bring people affiliated with her organization and members of the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan along with people who frequent The

Riverdale Y to the event. Lag B’Omer’s local incarnation was born four years ago at the Israel House, The Riverdale Y’s group dedicated to preserving and spreading Israeli culture. Later in the night, as the blaze slowly died down, children ventured to roast marshmallows and Mr. Furman tossed aluminum-foil wrapped potatoes at the base of the bonfire. Meanwhile, clusters of people like the Shans family from Teaneck, N.J. danced and took photos together. “It connects us more to our heritage,” said 12-year-old Shira Shans, who was born in the U.S. to parents from Israel. “We learn how important being together and family is. It’s this one time when everyone comes together.” Some at the bonfire said its traditional purpose was to let people revel all night; Mr. Reouven recounted staying up until the morning after Lag B’Omer as a coming-of-age rite for young Israelis. In other accounts, the bonfire was said to symbolize the teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who wrote a landmark work of Jewish mysticism. Still others said the tradition harkens back to Roman rule of Israel, when the blazes were used to spread word of a major Jewish victory against their occupiers. Robert Kalman, who went to the Chabad’s celebration earlier in the day, said the purpose of the event was to bring people together. “We can always find things that divide us,” he said. “We should try to look for things that unite us as opposed to bring division.”

DONNY ROSENRAUCH, 5, exits a giant, inflatable hamster ball at the Chabad’s event. NATALIE ALLON, 8, beats to the rhythm along with Justine Toca and Roberto Carlo of Toca NYC, below.


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This year, Mr. Reouven and a friend picked up some wood that a nearby Home Depot was going to destroy and brought it to The Y’s parking lot. Like other parents at the event, many of whom originally came from Israel, Mr. Reouven said he wanted to preserve his native country’s tradition. “This is a taste for the kids... who didn’t grow up in Israel,” said Mr. Reouven, who sported a T-shirt saying “Israel” and a Yankees cap. Lag B’Omer marks an important day in the part of the Jewish calendar counting the time between Passover — the holiday that marks Jews’ release from slavery in ancient Egypt — and Shavuot, the day Jews believe God conveyed the Hebrew Bible. The 1 A.D. death of a spiritual leader named Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai turned the 33rd day after Passover into a holiday. According to tradition, the rabbi told people not to mourn, but celebrate. “Today, literally millions of Jews all over the world are celebrating,” Rabbi Levi Shemtov, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale, said at a Sunday afternoon celebration that his organization held. “Celebrate the unity of the Jewish people and, obviously, from the Jewish people extends to all human beings.” The Chabad event had a fun fair atmosphere, with a moon bounce, pony rides and games at Seton Park and on a block of West 235th Street. While there was no bonfire, a trampoline act entertained dozens of local families at the end of the afternoon. “It’s not one of the biggest holidays,

PETER HELLER, an auxiliary police officer with the 50th Precinct, goes through a Tefillin ceremony during Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale’s Lag Ba’Omer celebration on Sunday.

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B4 - THE RIVERDALE PRESS - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Home of the week Charles Brophy I Douglas Elliman Real Estate

A spectacular penthouse co-op in a premiere building


t would be impossible to describe Penthouse 16F at the Highpoint, 2727 Palisade Ave., without superlatives. With giant wrap-around terraces that face south, east and west, four large bedrooms and three full baths, a wood-burning ďŹ replace in the living room and a state-of-the art open kitchen — all on two oors overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades — it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live in the lap of luxury. The lower level features an entry foyer with a capacious closet and two large bedrooms with their own south-facing balcony and a full, renovated bathroom. The upper level spreads out from the stairway into a bright and airy loft-like space with areas for living and dining and a kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops, a stone tile

backsplash, a large separate pantry and a wine cooler. The master suite features plenty of closet space and a large en suite private bath with a double vanity, a soaking tub and separate shower. Even the fourth bedroom — suitable for a nursery, home ofďŹ ce or den — has direct access to the apartment’s huge wrap-around landscaped upstairs terraces. The Highpoint, an architectural gem designed by architect and developer Henry Kibel, has a 24-hour doorman, an outdoor swimming pool, a private park, garage and more. The petfriendly co-op is just a seven-minute walk to Metro-North trains. According to Charles Brophy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the asking price is $1,550,000, with monthly maintenance charges of $5,332.

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Clockwise from top: Light pours into an upstairs bedroom from unique clerestory windows. Sliding glass doors lead to a wraparound deck. The custom-designed kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight. A skylight oods the stairwell from the entrance foyer to the second oor with light.


Nothing obstructs the views from a deck that wraps around the entire apartment.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: Entire Luxury Residential Building Brand new and loaded with amenities, Rive Signature at 531 West 235th Street, offers eight spacious twobedroom units, each with two balconies and a four-bedroom penthouse. Extraordinary ďŹ nishes, state of the art gourmet kitchens and baths â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with solid oak cabinets, stainless appliances, cast-iron sinks, granite counters and marble backsplashes. Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, crown moldings, central A/C & heat, private laundry, security camera & alarm system in each unit. The building features a ďŹ tness room, a secure play area, a roof garden and rooftop solarium and a two-car garage. A 2,360 square foot community facility can be sold or rented. Building has a 421a tax abatement and is FHA approved. Visit our website,, for a virtual tour.

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COUNTRY FARMHOUSE 6 acres -$89,900. Beautiful So. Tier location! 5 BR, 2 Baths, 2 levels of decks, mother in law cottage! Ideal family retreat! Owner terms! Call 888-905-8847 NOW.

Lg studio apt in pre-war co-op bldg on 246 St & Post Rd. Hi-Ceils, Hdwd flrs. Built-ins & lrg clsts, mod kitch w/ d/w & full Bth. Avail June 1st. 1 Block to Trans & Schools. Monthly Rent $1,075 . Call 914-263-6650

Skyview - 5900 Arlington Ave Jr 4 w/ 2nd bdrm, river views, great closets, gas, cable TV and all amenities incl in rent. Board approval required. $2200/mo. Robert E. Hill, Inc. 718-884-2200

Beautiful lg rm in lovely home nr Riverdale on safe lovely st. Convenient prkg, non-smoker References. 914-476-1962

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday R.E. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations:

OXFORD HOUSE Johnson Ave Beautiful Prewar 2-Bd, 2-Bath (Conv 3-Bd) Renov. Co-op $395k Call 917-796-6226

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Co-ops and condos for sale 4445 Post Rd. Lg 1 bdrm in Pre-war bldg. Fully reno w/new kitch & bth. Hi-Ceils, hdwd flrs, built-ins & 5 lrg clsts. Short wlk to Trans & Schools. No brd apprvl $185K. Offers considered. Call 914-263-6650

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Lovely full 2-br 1 bath apts. Windowed eat-in kitch. $145k to $158k. Maint below $700 incl utils; Excel restored cond. Great views. Gorgeous gardens, sitting areas, playgr; Super; Lndry; Bike rm; Storage; Conv. shopping; Expr buses at door; Easy IRT and Metro North access. Prkg $49/mo. See Call (718)796-5478

Co-ops and condos for rent 288 W.238th Street- lovely 1 bedrm. co-op! Laundry rm/site, heat included, close to mass transit, nice community near Manhattan College. $1300/month 1-yr lease Perry 410-365-2438 or email

Hayden-on-Hudson condo Drmn bldg 1BR/1BTH 800SF tennis court & pool. Asking $260K. Call: 917-319-7498

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Apartments for rent 2 bedroom apartment on Corlear avenue. $1400/mo plus utilities. Call 914-413-4801 Central Riverdale 2Bed, 1 bth with eat in kitchen. Large living room with open views. Board approval required. $1,900/mo Call Robert E. Hill, Inc. at 718-884-2200

Real Estate Brokers, Agents and Management Companies Anita Wolfe Real Estate........................718.796.3135 Argo Residential, Linda Lepson ...........212.896.8699 ......................................................646.305.4009 Charles G. Brophy, Douglas Elliman.......................... Ann Dowling, LLC...............................914.376.3100 John Edwards, Douglas Elliman................................. Exclusive Properties.............................718.513.5810 Sotheby’s International EZ Premier Realty, LLC........................917.838.3440 Bianca Ferraioli, Douglas Elliman.............................. Fieldston Properties.............................718.601.1000 Foxworth Realty, Eugenia Foxworth ...212.368.4902 Halstead Property Riverdale.................718.878.1700 Houlihan Lawrence, Peter Segalla............................. HSC Management Corporation...........718.543.2800 or....................................................914.237.1600

McDonagh Properties, Inc....................718.548.2828 Mississippi Realty................................917.378.8242 Olnick Organization ............................718.796.2600 Lee Presser, The Corcoran Group.............................. RE/MAX IN THE CITY...........................929.222.4200 Chintan Trivedi................................917.637.0161 Robert E. Hill, Inc ................................718.884.2200 Ellen Rosen, REMAX Distinguished Homes & Properties .......................................................914.374.9072 Shelley Scherman................................718.549.0100 Sopher Realty.......................................718.601.4000 Sotheby’s International Realty.............718.513.5810 Exclusive Stillman Brokerage, Angie Chin...........914-813-1923 Stillman Property Management……...914-813-1900 Trebach Realty ....................................718.543.7174 Veritas Property Management, LLC.......................... Carl Borenstein...............................212.799.2365

Look no further and best of all NO FEE! Spacious newly decorated 1 Bdrm plus dining alcove in elegant post war elevator bldg. Hrdwd flrs, ample clsts, in bldg laundry. Convenient to transp, parking avail, pet friendly. Rent $1400/mo. To view call Ralph 347-524-1073 Lower Riverdale 4 bdrm apt in pvt hse, pvt entr. Nr shops, trans and schools. Parquet flrs. Call owner 347-663-0010 Newly renov 3 Bdrm apt for rent. Available immediately. $1675/mo, Heat & water incl. Call Michelle 347-701-0187

South Riverdale Lrg 3 bdrm apt w/ 1.5 bth & washer/dryer in pvt hse. Call 917-415-7331 W 260 and Fieldston 4 bdrm, 2 bth 1800sf. Deluxe renovated apt in private home. Living rm, dining rm, eat-in-kitchen & W/D. Very bright, high ceilings. $2500. 2-year lease. 917 572 8982 West of Pkwy - Sunny and spacious Jr. 4 with renov kit, den, ample closets, parking, cable TV, cooking gas incl. Co-op sublet, board approval req'd. $1,800. No brokers fee. Robert E. Hill R.E. (718) 884-2200

Lrg sunny rm + pvt bth rm & sun porch. 5 windows. All shopping 2 blks from #1 train. Quite area. 2nd flr Victorian mansion. Lrg closet. Ref req. $850/mo. 718-562-6888

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HUDSON RIVER BUNGALOWS One and two bedroom homes in historic three-season bungalow cooperative community in Westchester County, off the Hudson River, one hour from NYC. $25,000-$87,000. 347-307-4642,

Riverdale office space in co-op apartment building. Perfect for on-site tutoring. Five rooms and two bathrooms. Parking available. $2,900. (718)884-2200 or

Sebastian, Florida Beautiful 55+ manufactured home community. 4.4 miles to the beach, 2 miles to the riverfront district. Homes starting at $39,000. 772-581-0080,

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Legal Notice Notice of Qualification of RUGBY ACQUISITION, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/31/14. Office location: Bronx County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/29/11. Princ. office of LLC: 500 Oak Point Ave., Bronx, NY 10474. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 4011, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 1953

Legal Notice SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF BRONX NYCTL 2009-A TRUST, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 2009-A Trust, Plaintiff against DEIRDRE JOSEPH, CARLTON EDWARDS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated July 24, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Mario Merola County Building, Room 600, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY on the 2nd day of June, 2014 at 2:00 PM premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Bronx, County of Bronx, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of 168th Street, distant 156 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of 168th Street and the westerly side of Prospect Avenue; being a plot 134.29 feet by 25 feet by 134.29 feet by 25 feet. Block: 2681 Lot: 19 Said premises known as 814 EAST 168TH STREET, BRONX, NY. Approximate amount of lien $ 10,666.88 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 380715/10. ROBERTA ELLEN ASHKIN, ESQ., Referee. Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Michael Resnikoff, Esq., (212) 237-1102, 156 W 56 Street, NY 10019 1954


and sale entered Apr. 5, 2013, I will sell at public auction at the Bronx County Courthouse, Rm. 600, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. prem. k/a 459 East 164th St., Bronx, NY a/k/a Block 02386, Lot 0057. Approx. amt. of judgment is $243,470.53 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. MITCHELL FIRST, Referee. SHAPIRO, DICARO & BARAK, LLC, Attys. For Pltf., 105 Maxess Rd., Ste. N109, Melville, NY. (631) 844-9611. File No. 09-075773 - #84096 1956

Legal Notice SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF BRONX NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 19982 Trust,Plaintiff against MARVIA LEE PETRIE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated September 19, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Bronx Supreme Courthouse, Room 600, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY on the 9th day of June, 2014 at 2:00 PM premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Bronx, County of,Bronx, City and State of New York. Block: 4840 Lot: 31 Said premises known as 733 EAST 226TH STREET, BRONX, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 9,956.30 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 381557/08. LEROI J. ANDREWS, ESQ., Referee. Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Michael Resnikoff, Esq., (212) 237-1102, 156 W. 56 ST. NEW YORK, NY 10019 1960

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: BRONX COUNTY DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A.; Plaintiff(s) vs. JUAN MUNOZ; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York 12524, (845) 897-1600. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about June 18, 2010, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Bronx Supreme Ct 851 Grand Concourse, Room 600 at 2PM in the County of Bronx, State of New York. On June 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Premises known as 456 EAST 134TH STREET, BRONX, NY 10454 Block: 2278 Lot: 36 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Bronx, City, County and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $431,494.97 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 380878/08 Roy H. Josephson, Esq., REFEREE 1963

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F&Jan]j\Yd]28 year old contemporary colonial. 4 BR, 2 full Baths. Mint! $995K F& Jan]j\Yd]2 1 Family with commercial space. Sunroom, LR w/fireplace 3 BR, 2 Bath $749K F&Jan]j\Yd]2 New Exclusive: 2 Family brick detached 3200sf, 3 BR, 2 Bath plus 3 BR, 1 Bath apt. 2 car gar. Bsmnt w/ high ceiling $699K F& Jan]j\Yd]: 2 Family Brick Semi-Detached. Two 2 Bed duplex apartments. 1 car garage Reduced $649K F&Jan]j\Yd]2 2 Family handyman special $425K

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EVAN KURTS, 9, AND DANNY DROTOS, 9, who play for the Dr. Hertz Dental Smilers, at Riverdale Playground on Saturday.

Dynamic duo lights up Little League By Chris Mascaro South Riverdale Little Leaguers Danny Drotos and Evan Kurtz are boys of many interests and talents. They even double as outfield landscapers. Not able to sit still during an interview on the ball field at the David A. Stein Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (M.S./H.S. 141) on Saturday after his team’s game, Kurtz ripped up bundles of grass in his hands. His ceaseless energy is matched only by Drotos, who wanted to do the interview while playing catch until his father told him that wasn’t an option. Drotos and Kurtz, who both turned nine this spring and have been friends since kindergarten, have succeeded on the field for the Dr. Hertz Dental Smilers. Kurtz plays pitcher, catcher and

shortstop and is hitting .708 this season with 18 RBIs in 10 games, while Drotos, a left-handed catcher, pitcher and first baseman, is hitting .538 and has 31 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched. But baseball is only one small component of their lives, as the boys are third graders at The Anderson School, a citywide gifted and talented school on the Upper West Side, where they compete on the chess team, run track and are involved in the school’s music program. Drotos also sings with the NYC Children’s Chorus, which sang “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen on Good Morning America in February. “I was really excited because it was my first time on TV,” Drotos said. Both boys also play musical instruments. “I like the rhythm,” said Drotos, who plays the drums and hopes to start playing the euphonium (a small

version of a tuba) next year in his school band. “I like the fast beats,” added Kurtz, who plays piano and hopes to play the cello in the school band next year. Devoted Yankees fans, the boys also spend much of their time away from baseball immersed in books. Kurtz enjoys the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series, and Drotos likes the Middle School series by James Patterson. They also like video games, especially Madden NFL as aspiring football players. “I think it’s true for both of them — they focus on whatever it is they’re doing ... and they live in something,” said Chris Kurtz, Evan’s father, who is a stagehand and worked at this year’s Super Bowl. “While he’s doing that activity, he’s all in.” Added Ron Drotos, Danny’s father, who is a professional musician: “We encourage them to follow their pas-

sions and really go for it with whatever they’re doing. But I will say that with baseball, the phrase is: In his element. If he’s on the field, he’s at home.” Drotos’ intelligence often comes out on the field, like on Saturday when he explained to a teammate that he didn’t have to run from second base on a ground ball since there wasn’t a force play at third. “They’re two of the kids on the field who have the most focus on the game,” said Smilers manager Lorenzo Melendez. “They’re understanding [the game] on another level. Physically, they’re there, and mentally, they’re on that level.” Part of that understanding stems from playing chess, Evan Kurtz said. “For chess, I like the pattern of the board and I like all of the strategies,” Kurtz said. Added Melendez: “They bring that

deep thought to everything they do. It really helps them succeed.” It also comes from music. “Music and sports are presented as opposites sometimes,” Ron Drotos said, “and they’re really not. The Rolling Stones have to function as a sports team or an orchestra, and so I think that’s why there’s such a connection and why these guys do so well.” It’s also an indefatigable passion for the game that few have at such a young age. The first anecdote Evan Kurtz gives about when he started playing baseball was him smacking balls into a purple ottoman inside his living room when he was barely able to walk. You can watch it if you want — it’s on YouTube under the title “evan rapid fire batting practice.” Together, Drotos and Kurtz have become the leaders of the Smilers. Said Ron Drotos: “They really work well as a team together.”

a run following a leadoff walk. But Decker struck out the next three batters. In the sixth inning, James Corey doubled in a run and later stole home, and Carlos Perez drove in a run with a ground ball. The fine fielding game featured 11 putouts in the field by the Shots, including great outfield catches by Joshua Breitbart and Christian Perez. The Exclusives had seven putouts of their

own, including a great throw from deep center by John Drotos to take a double away from Grant Caile.

Game two saw the Animals jump out to an 8-0 lead in the first three innings. Ethan Havens, Miguel Nunez, Katzman and Rodriguez all scored runs. In the fourth, the Rebels’ Nathan Haimowitz singled, stole two bases and scored on a base hit by Josh Kenny. The Rebels really exploded in the sixth, as Tristan Martinez, Chris Beverly, Haimowitz and Kenny all scored a run.

Little League round-up S. Riverdale Little League Majors Division Sotheby’s Exclusives: 5 Riverdale Pediatrics Shots: 1 In a game that featured no errors on Saturday at the Kappock Street field,

the Exclusives got off to an early 2-0 lead on two steals of home, the first by Michael Blake, who had singled, and the second by Jonathan Morales following a walk. Exclusives pitcher Curtis Decker came within one out of pitching a complete game and struck out 11. Grant Caile pitched three shutout innings for the Shots to keep the game close. The Shots cut the lead to 2-1 in the fifth inning, as Peter Rosales doubled in

Riverdale Pediatric Shots: 3 Bulfamonte Mowers: 2 Shots pitcher Peter Rosales owned Saturday’s game with 15 strikeouts. Gabe Hernandez beat out two infield hits and forced two throws to third base, allowing him to score two runs for the Mowers, who only had a few other baserunners. Pitcher Ronnie Taveras held the Shots to one run through three innings with eight strikeouts. But Jake Kushner drove in two runs to give the Shots the lead.

Seniors Division Monday West Chelsea Veterinary Hospital Animals: 6 Pro Patria K of C Post 751 Yankees: 1 Saturday West Chelsea Veterinary Hospital Animals 9 Romy Enterprises Rebels 5

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Take that! ANNA CHEN, 18, of the Bronx High School of Science takes a swat at the ball in her doubles handball match with Cherry Lam, 17, against All City Leadership Secondary School opponent Miranda Espinal, 16, and Dorlene Navas, also 16. The final score in the PSAL playoff match on May 15 was 21-9.

The Animals scored two victories this past week to improve to 11-0 on the season. In game one, the Animals struck early when Kenneth Rodriguez led off the game with a walk, stole second, and came home on Lucas Ludgate’s RBI single. In the third, Rory Naughton and Rodriguez scored on Zack Farber’s two-run single. Jonathan Katzman knocked in Farber with a base hit to make it 4-0. The Yankees answered in the bottom of the third with Matt McLaughlin’s RBI single. The Animals scored their final run when Seamus Henry got his first base hit of the season and scored his first run of the season on another RBI hit by Ludgate. Katzman and Rodriguez pitched for the Animals, striking out seven.

Salvatore’s of Soho Slicers: 4 Pro Patria K of C Post 751 Yankees: 3 In a tight, well-played ball game, the Slicers edged the Yankees at Seton Park on Saturday. The Slicers jumped out to a 2-1 lead on aggressive base running by Isaac Fields and timely hits by Chris Yarina, who went 3-for-3. Gianni Chiovetta came through with a clutch two-out, two-run hit in the sixth, and Ari Wigder pitched brilliantly through four innings to keep the Yankees off the bases. Yarina worked the final three innings for the save. The Yankees staged a comeback in the bottom of the seventh, but a fine catch by Julien Alonso on a deep fly ball with two outs and one on preserved the victory.

A League of Their Own Orioles: 7 Blue Jays: 5 Miri Jonas crushed a three-run homer, highlighting a four-run inning that put the Orioles in front to stay. The Blue Jays put up four runs in the first, and solid pitching by Elly Schanzer looked like it would carry the day. But the Orioles bunched four singles in the second inning from Anna Jonas, Esther Eisenstat, Noa Pitkowsky and Jonas for two runs. The Orioles tacked on five more runs, including a triple by Noa Mintz. Pitcher Samantha Horowitz earned the win. Find more stats at

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Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice Market open for business The Riverdale YM-YWHA is branching out in its fourth annual Sunday Market. Now open every Sunday at the David A. Stein Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy at Independence Avenue and W237th St from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Expect your favorite vendors to be there (like The Cheese Guy, Ronnybrook Farms, Bread Alone) as well as some new ones. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to bring your Riverdale Y! membership card. Select vendors are offering 10 percent off purchases for Riverdale Y Members. The Riverdale Y! Sunday Market provides fresh, high-quality food grown or produced locally to within 100 miles. This family-friendly seasonal market is a community building gathering place for shopping and socializing, providing activities for children (and their parents) as well as music and fun! The market also fosters a direct connection between local shoppers and the small-scale farmers and food producers who the market champions. The market works to support sustainable agricultural practices. Photo courtesy of Wave Hill


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Wave Hill is hosting an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. The tour is free with admission to the grounds at W. 249th St. It starts at 2 p.m.

THROUGH JULY, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, located at 5901 Palisade Ave., is showcasing the exhibit, The Politics of Paint: Landscape Painting in the Soviet Union, 1953-1964, in the Derfner Judaica Museum. The exhibit will feature 14 works from various artists. For more information, call 718-581-1596 or go to www.

Art group displays â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mother Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THROUGH MAY, the Riverdale Art Association will present a group art exhibit, Mother Earth, at the Grinton I. Will Library, located at 1500 Central Park Ave. in Yonkers. For more information, go to

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Go â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beyond the Supersquareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2015, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, located at 1040 Grand Concourse, will present Beyond the Supersquare, which the museum describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;responses of contemporary artists to the complicated legacies of Modernism and Modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean.â&#x20AC;? For more information, go to

Art center keeps it Get structured at â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Big, Fat & Juicyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elisa contemporary THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 28, the Pelham Art Center, located at 155 Fifth Ave. in Pelham, is displaying Big, Fat & Juicy, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;large-scale abstraction

THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 26, Elisa Contemporary Art, located at 5622 Mosholu Ave., is displaying Structured Spaces, an exhibit exploring strong

lines, shapes and colors. In addition to Structured Spaces, Elisa Contemporary Art curated the solo exhibit featuring monoprints by Joan Busing at the New York Design Center, located at 200 Lexington Ave. It will be on display until Monday, June 30. For more information, call 212-729-4974 or go to www.

Classes & Programs Y has something for everyone ONGOING, The Riverdale Y, located at 5625 Arlington Ave., will host a variety of events: MONDAYS, get your heart racing with zumba at 7:30 p.m. and power yoga at 8:30 p.m. TUESDAYS at 8:15 p.m., there will be a belly dancing class.

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Enjoy spring in the park THURSDAY, JUNE 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., celebrate the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.â&#x20AC;? The talk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fourth in a series â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will focus on Van Cortlandt Lake. Finger food and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to or call 718-601-1460 by Monday, June 9. Meet at the Van Cortlandt Golf House; enter the park at Bailey Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South. For more information on events at the park, call 718-6011460 or go to or


Center keeps attendees busy ONGOING, the Riverdale Community Center, located at 660 W. 237th St., will host a variety of activities and classes: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 at 6 p.m., there is friends and family night. Check out a variety of visual displays. Register now for the free, four-week summer program for middle school students, beginning Monday, July 7 at 9 a.m. The program includes academic enrichment, arts coverage, ďŹ tness and more. Required documents are available online and must be returned before Friday, May 16, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. To register, or for more information about classes and prices, call 718-796-4724, or go to (Continued on page B10)


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ONGOING, CSAIR, located at 475 W. 250th St., will host a variety of activities:

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THURSDAYS, MAY 29 at 7:45 p.m. there will be a new course, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do Not Covet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Wanting More in Rabbinic Thought.â&#x20AC;? The program is free and open to all. For more information, call 718-543-8400 or go to www.

SATURDAYS, the Science Barge, located at 99 Dock Street in Yonkers, is kicking off its 2014 season. Activities include crafts, walk-on tours and much more. For more information, call 914-375-2151 or go to www.

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ONGOING, CHABAD of Riverdale, located at 535 W. 246th St., will host a variety of events:

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JUNE 3, Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art in the Park program will develop childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creativity through hands-on experiences. The program will be held at Seton Park, located at West 232nd Street and Independence Avenue. Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., there will be a class for children 15 to 24 months old, and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., there will be class for 2 to 3 year olds. There will be no class on Thursday, June 5. To register or for more information, go to

SUNDAYS, beginning May 11 at 9:45 a.m., participate in Soul Sunday classes. Participate in one of the three programs: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paradigm Shift: Transformational Teachings From the Lubavitcher Rebbe,â&#x20AC;? the Bar Mitzvah Club or three other classes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kabbalah and the Parshah,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Practical Jewish Lawâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding Prayer.â&#x20AC;? Enjoy breakfast after your dose of inspiration and soul. There will be no classes on May 18. For more information, or if you would like to sponsor a Soul Breakfast in honor of a loved one, call 718-549-1100 ext. 10. SUNDAY, MAY 18, join the Lag Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Omer festivities at Seton Park, located at West 235th Street and Independence Ave., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Chabad of Riverdale is sponsoring a picnic and a high-ďŹ&#x201A;ying trampoline show by the Skyriders. Email library@chabadriverdale. org for more information about the event. Register now for Camp Gan Israel at www.chabadriverdale. org/camp or call ext. 10. For more information about these events, call 718-549-1100 or go to www.chabadriverdale. org.

Movies and more â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Duyvil library ONGOING, the Spuyten Duyvil Library, located at 650 W. 235th St., will host a variety of activities: THURSDAY, MAY 29 at 4 p.m., there is a reading aloud program for children. SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 2 p.m., the library will screen About Time, starring Rachael McAdams. MONDAY, JUNE 2 at 5:30 p.m., there is a creative writers workshop. For more information, call

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Soothing serenades SUNDAY, JUNE 1 at 2:30 p.m., the Sinfonietta of Riverdale will play Brahmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Serenade in D Major in an arrangement described as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;reconstruction of the original, intimate version for nonet.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; There will also be two works by American composers. Standard tickets cost $35, with $10 and $20 discounts for seniors and students, respectively.


Come to Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bridge library The Kingsbridge Library, located at 291 W. 231st St., has the following events planned: MONDAYS, knit and crochet with friends at 3 p.m. MONDAYS, clear your mind with Sahaja meditation, at 6 p.m. WEDNESDAYS, the library will host Wii bowling, at 1:30 p.m. FRIDAYS, Staywell exercise class kicks off, at 10 a.m. SATURDAYS, an intermediate meditation class convenes, at

10:30 a.m. TUESDAY, MAY 27 at 4 p.m., play the battle card game YuGi-Oh.

MONDAY, MAY 26, the garden is open all day for Memorial Day. To ďŹ nd more activities, call 718-549-3200 or go to www.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 at 4 p.m., watch I, Frankenstein, part of the movies for teens series.

11:30 a.m. Call Sarah Cion at 718-5435524 or the society ofďŹ ce at 718-548-4445 if you are interested in attending.

Health & Groups & Fitness Meetings School holds

Wave Hill bustles Wave Hill, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, will host a variety of events:

Society brings moms together SATURDAY, MAY 31, the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, located at 4450 Fieldston Road, will host a new group for mothers, from 10 to

SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 10 a.m., there is a family art project with visiting artist Em Rooney.

annual health fair SATURDAY, MAY 31, AmPark Neighborhood School, located at 3981 Hillman Ave., will host its Second Annual Health Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., complete with vendors, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, lectures and more.

FROM MONDAY, JULY 7 to FRIDAY, AUG. 8, the Riverdale Neighborhood House will host a free, ďŹ ve-day per week summer program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the IN-Tech Academy, located at 2975 Tibbett Ave., for children in middle school. S.M.A.R.T. Summer Camp 2014 includes computer activities, basketball ďŹ eld trips and more. For more information, call Lidia Beqiraj at 917-576-2874 or e-mail her at

Misc. Ethical Society comes together SUNDAY, JUNE 1, the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, located at 4450 Fieldston Road, will host its annual gathering at noon. There will be music, a brunch buffet and more. The suggested goodwill donation is $20 to $25. Contact Grace by Friday, May 23 to reserve your spot. To RSVP or for more information, call 718-548-4445 or e-mail ofďŹ (Continued on page B11)




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Author showcases documentary film SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 – 1:00 PM, Join Avery Corman, author of Kramer vs. Kramer and The Old Neighborhood, as he showcases his film documentary based on his new upcoming memoir My Old Neighborhood Remembered. The film documentary remembers the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s and will run for approximately 37 minutes, followed by a brief discussion with the audience. This free public lecture will be held at the Bronx County Archives Building, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York. For directions, please call 718-881- 8900.

Family time at River Museum ONGOING, THE Hudson River Museum, located at 511 Warburton Ave., is hosting a variety of activities: SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be family studio, which is inspired by the museum’s exhibits and collections. Family studio will explore “technological changes in video games through the decades, as well as a scientific look at what makes computers and video games tick.” For more information about these events, call 914-9634550 or go to

Lehman keeps Bronxites busy Photo courtesty of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Fine art from the U.S.S.R. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s latest show is ‘Lithography in Leningrad: Soviet Graphic Arts in the 1950s and 60s.’ Check out works like Alexander Vedernikov’s ‘Still Life With Striped Scarf,’ above, from now until Sunday, Aug. 17. The program at 5901 Palisade Ave. is free and open to the public.

Lehman College and the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W., will host a variety of activities: SATURDAY, JUNE 7 at 6 and 8 p.m., there is an evening with Michael Bolton. SATURDAY, JUNE 21 at 8 p.m., there is a tribute to

Michael Jackson called “Invincible.” For more information, go to or www.

Scenic Fire Island tour SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 10:45 a.m., Scenic Fire Island tour, seven miles at a moderate pace. Sand may be soft. Visit Pines, Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest to AMC camp at Atlantique for swimming, lemonade & showers. Return by ferry to Bayshore. Bring lunch, water and suntan lotion. Meet: passengers take LIRR train from Penn Station to Sayville leaving at 9:22 a.m. arrives at 10:49 a.m. Drivers meet this train at Bayshore at 10:32 a.m.DQGWDNHa.m. train to Sayville from which we will take taxi to ferry. Rain Cancels. Hike leader: Frank Bamberger. Phone: 718 457 5159. E-mail: fbamberger@nyc.

Beauty abounds at Botanical Garden THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, the unconventional exhibit Weird, Wild & Wonderful will be on display. For a full list of events, go to or call 718-8178700.

Music Sinfonietta’s season ends SUNDAY, JUNE 1, the Sinfonietta of Riverdale’s current season will end with serenades, at 2:30 p.m. at the Riverdale Temple, located at 4545 Independence Ave. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets or more information, go to or call 917-689-1211.

What’s cooking?

Keeping it simple this Memorial Day weekend By Danielle Rehfeld Some great recipes are born out of sheer need rather than lengthy experimentation. It’s about doing something simple with flavors you know work well together. A great example is a lemon ricotta dip I made for an informal get-together at my place. It was a simple success, so I’m hitting the repeat button for our local Memorial Day picnic with friends. I love creamy, homemade ricottas that are often available at cheese shops and gourmet grocers. The flavor is so mellow, the cheese can go in either direction — sweet or savory. You can serve ricotta for dessert with fresh fruit, as a light appetizer on crostini or baked into an Italian cheesecake. One store bought-brand I particularly like is the fat-free Calabro. It retains the typical chunkiness

that characterizes ricotta, but without all the extra liquid. I especially love the combination of lemon and ricotta. This quick appetizer came from a simple combination of flavors I like and ingredients kept in the kitchen. In less than five minutes, you can have an easy, homemade dip on hand for snacking or to put out on a warm summer day for friends. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy! QUICK LEMON RICOTTA DIP Ser ves 6-8 as an appetizer 16 oz. fat-free ricotta (Calabro) or wholemilk, fresh ricotta 2 Tbsp. plain, Greek, fatfree yogurt 1 lemon, zested 2 garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt and pepper, to taste Fresh or dried mint and Aleppo pepper, for

sprinkling (optional) Olive oil, for drizzling Assorted vegetables, like radishes, carrots, fennel, cauliflower, haricots verts, and baby zucchini for ser ving. 1. If you own a food processor, combine the ricotta, yogurt, lemon zest and garlic in the bowl. Pulse a few times and then run until smooth, about one minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and store for up to two days until ready to serve. Sprinkle with mint and pepper if desired and drizzle with olive oil. 2. If you don’t have a food processor, you can make an equally flavorful, thicker version of this dip by hand mixing the ricotta, yogurt, lemon zest and mint in a large bowl. Season and store as indicated above. piano trio performing works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff and a New York premiere by composer Ezra Donner

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5900 Arlington Avenue | $625,000 Sunny, beautifully renov 4BR, 2BTH w/ terr. Fabulous views to north & east. DM, pool, gym, parking, pet friendly. Web# 1733867 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072

2501 Palisade Avenue | $599,000 JUST LOWERED | 2BR, 2 windowed baths, windowed Eat-in kitchen. Beautiful river views. Web# 1555940 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072

250’s and Riverdale Avenue | $549,000 800sf commercial store with 800sf lower level. High traffic location. Convenient to transportation and schools. Motivated Seller! John Edwards 718.755.6515


3800 Blackstone Avenue | $665,000 3BR, 2BTH open floor plan with modern kitchen with granite counters, updated baths, oak floors, 820 sq ft landscaped patio, storage and parking. Web# 1754952 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072






750 Kappock Street | $445,000 2BR, 2BTH with terrace off living room. Open layout. Scenic view of Henry Hudson park and Manhattan. Pet-friendly building. 1 mile to Wave Hill Gardens. Web# 1629295 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

750 Kappock Street | $434,000 2BR, 2BTH with terrace. Comes with deeded parking. Large living room with dining area, windowed kitchen. 24 hour doorman, gym, pet friendly. Web# 1702609 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072

4499 Henry Hudson Parkway | $410,000 3BR, 2BTH with terrace. Eastern exposure. Living room, dining area, hardwood floors throughout. Generous closet space. Lots of sunlight. Clost to all. Web# 1629307 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

4601 Henry Hudson Prkwy, B18 | $399,000 Very large 2BR, 2BTH, great light. Feels like living in a secluded country townhouse. Large renov master bath, good closets and an attic for storage or expansion. Pet friendly. Web# 1636926 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

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3601 Johnson Avenue | $349,000 2BR, 2BTH with terrace, huge LR, dining L and windowed EIK, huge closets, next to Johnson Avenue shops and restaurants! Web# 1693256 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686

5550 Fieldston Road | $349,000 Beautiful 3BR, 2BTH with open kitchen and terrace. Renovated & updated! Priced to sell! Mt. $1190 includes G&E. Web# 1437759 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686

2711 Henry Hudson Parkway | $330,000 Spacious 2BR, 2BTH with balcony. Deeded parking included. Dining L converts to 3rd bdrm. Doorman building. Convenient to all. Web# 1720178 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

4455 Douglas Avenue | $299,500 Luxury 1BR, 1BTH condo with windowed kitchen and hardwood floors. 24 hour concierge, pool, tennis and gym. Low taxes. John Edwards 718.755.6515

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5424 Arlington Avenue | $289,000 Lovely 2BR, 2BTH w/ lrg entry foyer, Din Rm wndwd Kit, generous BR & clsts, hrdwd flrs, archways, high ceils & all the charm that a prewar bldg offers. Convenient to transportation, shopping, Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

3901 Independence Ave | $259,000 Reduced | Very bright apt w/ 2 full BTH, DA, lrg LR, balc and great clsts. Playground, quiet location w/ easy access to shopping, pks, transportation and HOW. Web# 1559929 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

555 Kappock Street | $225,000 The best 1BR in the U Line. Completely renov, open floor plan, beautiful hardwood floors, hi ceilings, deep closets. F/S bldg. All utilities included in maintenance. Web# 4400236 Bianca Ferraioli 212.203.5336

629 Kappock Street | $225,000 Beautiful 2BR, 1BTH, renov EIK, updated bath, lrg LR & dining foyer. Hardwood floors, excel clst space. P/T DM. 90% Financing Avail. Web# 1612382 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072





750 Kappock Street | $210,000 Sunny 1BR with windowed renovated kitchen and updated bath. Hudson River views from every window. Indoor parking, 24 hour doorman, gym and pet friendly. Web# 1686514 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072

555 Kappock Street | $205,000 | 1BR on high flr. Re-done home with c/a/c in 24hr drmn bldg. Convenient to Metro North, express & local buses, shops, restaurants & parks. Pool, plygrnd & utils incl in Maint. Web# 1782015 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

255 Fieldston Terrace | $185,000 Updated JR4 w/balcony, hardwood floors and renov bath. Bldg has a live-in super, a new laundry, a bike room, storage and parking lot. Plenty of nearby shopping. Web# 1641418 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079


3701 Henry Hudson Parkway | $215,000 Large renovated 1BR with open kitchen and den/office. P/T doorman, playroom, gym. Easy access to shopping, parks, transportation and HOW. Web# 1614967 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079





4499 Henry Hudson Parkway | $180,000 1BR, 1BTH. North exposure. Sunken living room, dining area, hardwood floors throughout. Generous closet space. Lots of sunlight. Convenient to all. Web# 1629308 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

512 Kappock Street | $165,000 Priced to sell! | Top floor with river and bridge views, eat-in kitchen, windowed bath. Building has garden for outdoor entertaining. Next to transportation. Low Maint. Web# 1826509 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686


5650 Netherland Avenue | $180,000 2BR, 1BTH sponsor unit with deeded parking space in underneath garage. Totally renovated apartment. New kitchen, bathroom, floors redone, and freshly painted. Web# 1611658 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

2500 Johnson Avenue | $164,999 Unique studio w/ stainless appliances, granite counter tops & lovely stained parquet flrs. Unit has been renov w/ max use of every space. 24hr drmn, heated pool, gar prkg & more. Web# 1586694 Sandra Glaser 914.774.7541

5601 Riverdale Avenue | $164,000 Generous Seller Concession | Large 1BR with renovated bath and windowed kitchen. Doorman building. Convenient to all. Pet friendly. Web# 1654016 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686





3840 Greystone Avenue | $149,500 Price Reduced - Large 1BR + den/office, Large master bedroom, updated kitchen and bath. Large living room/dining area and seperate foyer. Only 10% down. Web# 1564681 Field-Golden Team 917.797.1079

3065 Sedgwick Avenue | $149,500 Best Buy 2BR with updated bath, windowed eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors and excellent closet space. Nearby schools, parks and transportation. Motivated Seller! Web# 1748053 John Edwards 718.755.6515


5500 Fieldston Road | $159,000 1BR with dining L, top floor corner unit has been tastefully updated. Parquet flr & great clst space. Convienient to all. Pet friendly. Maintenance incls G&E. Web# 1680116 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686

3311 Giles Place | $125,000 1BR, 1BTH. East-facing light-filled room. Convenient to transportation. Tree-lined street. Web# 1629303 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

5620 Netherland Avenue | $105,000 1BR, 1BTH in original condition. Motivated seller. Convenient to schools, transportation, and shops. Web# 1569135 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296

5500 Fieldston Road | $299,000 3BR, 2BTH with terrace. Low floor, quiet location. Close to all. Pet friendly. Mt: $1097 incl G&E. Web# 1646165 Mary Kavanagh 718.877.2686

750 Kappock Street | $450,000 3BR, 2BTH, lrg living room, FDR, lrg renov windowed EIK, Terr off the MBR, parquet floors, abundant closets. Web# 1464570 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296 Terhi Edwards 646.541.8072

3935 Blackstone Avenue | $185,000 Spacious and sunny 1BR with terrace. Hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of closet space. Convenient central location to all. Web# 1546736 Charles Brophy 646.295.6296


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