Riverdale Weekly Roundup

A Wholesale Grocery in the Bronx Will Deliver Directly to the Public

Riverdale Country School in New York’s Bronx borough offers a hint at what some students and teachers can expect with remote learning

Jojo Hershkowitz Had his Bar Mitzvah Over Zoom

de Blasio temporarily halts alternate-side parking enforcement

How to tour NYC museums, parks, and cultural institutions from your own home

Playdates are out, schedules are in — what experts say kids should and shouldn’t do as the coronavirus outbreak closes schools

20 Riverdale Must-sees. Make that 21.

Untapped Cities recently highlighted 20 must-see sites in Riverdale from the beautiful Wave Hill to the historic Bell Tower to the quirky Magnum Comics.  At first glance, Riverdale may seem like a bedroom outpost for nearby Manhattan, but once you take the time to explore the “Dale” -a local’s moniker- the neighborhood begins to shows its unique charm.  

As Untapped Cities says:

Nowadays, Riverdale presents the day traveller with a mixture of its old charms and new arrivals. A walk through the neighborhood is a chance to view a variety of 19th and 20th century architectural styles and landscaping principles at work. The three main commercial streets – Riverdale Avenue, Johnson Avenue and Moshulu Avenue – offer newer attractions: cafes and off-beat curiosities.

The charm of Riverdale is that it has always defied trend.  With the Hudson River border, myriad brick co-operative buildings and low-density zoning, development is rarer than other neighborhoods.  Even as young people and families have moved in to escape the high rents of Manhattan,  the bucolic topography, the suburban feel with a subway and the slowness keeps the hood honest; as well as the hirsute barbershops, the Jewish cultural flavor –  I would add Liebman’s to Untapped Cities’ list- and the eternal Hudson River views.

Drawings by Ohiso

Live Among The Clouds 

This full floor duplex penthouse offers seven bedrooms and eight full, and two half bathrooms. The Hudson River-facing master suite presents his and her master baths and individual walk in closets. Enjoy a dining room/library and two spectacular living spaces in the northwest and southwest corners. The open concept kitchen with Viking and Fisher and Paykel appliances presents separate from a complete staff kitchen. With an excess of 6150 sf of interior space and over 2900 sf of private outdoor space consisting of a roof terrace and 3 balconies, this luxury full-service penthouse floor dominates Riverdale, the hidden gem of New York City, located just minutes to Lincoln Center. Enjoy everything the City has to offer and then include entertainment, fine dining, shopping, schools and an extensive park network for outdoor activities including golf, horseback riding, fishing, tennis courts, and playgrounds that are all part of your Riverdale lifestyle. Solaria and Riverdale, living the way you dreamt it could be! $8,950,000.