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

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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.

Dominate The Sky

This duplex penthouse floor 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 and 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 in excess of 6150 sf of interior space and 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, just minutes to Lincoln Center. Enjoy everything the City has to offer including entertainment, fine dinning, shopping, schools and an extensive park network for outdoor activities including golf, horseback riding, fishing, tennis courts, and playgrounds, shopping and fine dining.

Call for a tour: 718-884-o770 or visit Solaria Riverdale.

“Through Her Eyes” Opens At Elisa Contemporary 

Photo: Elisa Contemporary 

“Through her Eyes: A Southern California Perspective of our World” is on display at Elisa Contemporary Art.  The show features artists Kimber Berry and Stephanie Cate.  The exhibition runs through May 25th. 

Berry creates colorful abstract paintings of this world and our human involvement, while Cate’s black and white drawings on wood study the texture and solitary mood of Jupiter.  

For more info.

Holidays Events Around Riverdale 


Photo: NYBG

Nov 19-Jan 31st

25th Annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden.

Dec 1st-Jan 8th

Bronx Zoo Holiday Origami Tribute.

Dec 2nd-31st

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum: Holiday Trees Past, Present, Future.

Dec 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 30th

Bar Car Night at NYBG

Dec 3rd

Bronx Museum Winter Wonderland.

Bronx Littly Italy Tree Lighting.

Tabletop Holiday Topiary at NYBG.

10th Annual Pre-Chanukah Boutique at the Riverdale Jewish Center.

Dec 4th

Holiday Greens Workshop at NYBG.

Wave Hill Swingtime Big Band Concert.

Dec 6th

Bronx Terminal Market: Light Up The Holidays.

Dec 10th & 11th

Bronx Museum Holiday Market.

Wave Hill Holiday Workshop Weekend.

Dec 11th.

The Bronx Concert Singers Holiday Concert.

Project Hope Chanukah Package Delivery.

Dec 14th

White Christmas: New York Style at NYBG.

Dec 18th

Winter Harmonies Concert at NYBG.

Dec 21st

Dreidl Ball Hosted by the Bronx Jewish Community Council.

Dec 30th.

Kwanzaa: Songs of the Soul with Ruben Studdard at The Natural History Museum.

Dec 31st

Kidville Riverdale New Year’s Eve Bash.

Another post will follow with more event listings as they become available.  

Email your holiday listings to socialmedia at solariariverdale.com.

‘Journey Around the World’ At Elisa Contemporary


Elisa Contemporary Art’s exhibit “Journey Around the World” explores different locations and cultures through photography and art.  Featured photographers include John Conn and Cheryl Koralik as well as artists Alexis Duque, Yasemin Kackar Demirel and Ferdinanda Florence . This international group highlights Cuba, South America, West Africa, the Middle East and the United States.

The exhibition runs through December 17th.