The Bell Tower is arguably the most recognizable landmark in Riverdale. Designed by architect Dwight James Baum and completed in 1930, the tower is a hub of daily activity for Riverdale residents. People wait at bus stops, families cross the street on their way to school and work and cars circle around the tower towards Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil or onto the Henry Hudson and beyond.
A view of the Hudson River, New Jersey Palisades and Northwest Riverdale from Solaria.
Menchie’s is a favorite froyo spot on Johnson Avenue just a short walk from Solaria.
Named after European explorer Henry Hudson, the bridge spans the Spuyten Duyvil Creek connecting the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan with Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx.
Wave Hill is a hidden gem that Riverdalians are blessed to have in their own backyard. The public garden and cultural center is on the site of an historic mansion. The center offers educational programming, hiking trails, gardens and greenhouses and panoramic views of the Palisades and Hudson River.
The Moss Cafe on Johnson Avenue is a welcome addition to the Riverdale community. The eatery features organic slow food in a neighborhood that is reinventing itself with an influx of new residents seeking more affordable living outside of Manhattan. Stop by for a morning coffee and pastry, a healthy lunch or dinner or Sunday Brunch. The menu is dictated by the season and the availability of local foods.
As you drive over the Henry Hudson Bridge, you can’t miss the patina bronze monument of Henry Hudson looking confidently into the offing like a true explorer. The monument overlooks Spuyten Duyvil where he docked during his discovery and voyage up the river that bear his name.
Shoshi’s Market brings the delicacies of Israel and the Mediteranean to Riverdale. Located on Riverdale Avenue, the market offers an array of kosher products and fresh foods.
A family-run business since 1953, Liebman’s is the quintessential Jewish deli. It’s longevity and defiance of trend makes it a classic staple in the community.
There are a lot of pizza joints in New York, but Salvatore’s of Soho doesn’t feel like one. The restaurant offers an Italian menu that caters to pizza lovers as well as those seeking a more sophisticated dish. With outdoor seating in the spring, summer and fall, its corner location is a nightlife hotspot for families and couples.