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Encyclopedia > Riverdale, The Bronx

Riverdale (population approximately 46,000, according to the 2000 Census) is a middle- and upper-middle class residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx in New York City. It is bordered on the north by Yonkers, New York (also the New York city limits), to the east by Van Cortlandt Park above West 242nd Street then Manhattan College Parkway to Waldo Avenue out to Riverdale Avenue Then up the Johnson Avenue Hill into the Spuyten Duyvil section, on the south by the Spuyten Duyvil Canal, and to the west by the Hudson River. Between Waldo Avenue and Irwin Avenue is a large hill separating Riverdale from the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Geographically it is the second highest neighborhood in New York City (after Washington Heights). Riverdale includes the sub-sections of Fieldston and Spuyten Duyvil. Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... NYC and New York, New York redirect here. ... Yonkers, bordering the New York City borough of the Bronx and just 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the closest point of each, is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of New York (behind Rochester), with a population of 196,086 (according to the 2000... Van Cortlandt Park is a large urban park in the Bronx, NY. It has an area of 1,146 acres (4. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Kingsbridge is a neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. ...


Wave Hill, a combination garden and outdoor art gallery, is in Riverdale. Two weekly newspapers, the Riverdale Press and the Riverdale Review, focus on news of interest to residents of the neighborhood. Fieldston, an even more upscale neighborhood, lies entirely within Riverdale's borders. Riverdale borders the neighborhood of Spuyten Duyvil to the south. Van Cortlandt Park touches the neigborhood. Wave Hill is a 28 acre (113,000 m²) botanical garden in New York Citys Riverdale neighborhood, situated in the Bronx, USA. The original Wave Hill House was built in 1843 by William Lewis Morris in Greek Revival style, and owned from 1866-1903 by William Henry Appleton, who... Fieldston is an especially wealthy sub-neighborhood within the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York, New York. ... In modern usage, Spuyten Duyvil is the name of a subsection of the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York City, named after Spuyten Duyvil Creek, a Dutch name meaning perhaps Spinning Devil or Devils Whirlpool, on its southern border. ... Van Cortlandt Park is a large urban park in the Bronx, NY. It has an area of 1,146 acres (4. ...


Riverdale contains three private schools (Horace Mann, Riverdale Country, and Fieldston), the public John F. Kennedy High School in nearby Marble Hill, and two private Catholic colleges (Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent). The public elementary schools are P.S. 24 and P.S. 81. The public junior high school is J.H.S. 141. Many Riverdale residents also attend Bronx Science. Riverdale is also home to SAR Academy, a Jewish day school near the Riverdale train station, and SAR High School. Catholic elementary schools in the area are St. Gabriel's School and St. Margaret of Cortona School. Horace Mann School may refer to: Horace Mann School (New York City), prestigious college preparatory school founded in 1887 Horace Mann Elementary School (Oak Park, Illinois), local primary school This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Riverdale Country School a Pre-K to 12 grade school in the Ivy Preparatory School League. ... The Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a private school in New York City. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Marble Hill is a place in the State of Missouri in the United States of America. ... Manhattan College is a Catholic college in the Lasallian tradition in New York City. ... The Bronx High School of Science, commonly called Bronx Science, is a public high school in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, New York City. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The Riverdale train station serves the residents of the Riverdale neighborhood in New York Citys borough of The Bronx via Metro-North Railroads Hudson Division line. ...


The New York City Subway 1 line serves the area just beyond its eastern border while the Hudson line of the Metro-North commuter railroad runs along its western edge, the Hudson River. Commuting time from the Spuyten Duyvil station to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is around 25 minutes. Manhattan can also be easily reached by MTA Bus's express routes. By car, Riverdale is commonly reached via the Henry Hudson Parkway which bisects much of the neighborhood. This major thoroughfare connects it to Manhattan over the Henry Hudson Bridge to the south. The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The 1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Marble Hill station The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... Grand Central Terminal, along 42nd Street, next to the Grand Hyatt New York and the Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The MTA Bus Company (MTA Bus for short), a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is a public benefit corporation created to operate those bus routes formerly operated by private companies in the New York City area. ... An Express bus is a bus service that is intended to run faster than normal bus lines. ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Harlem River, a tidal estuary. ...


Many residents of Riverdale are reluctant to be associated with the Bronx, and use "Riverdale, New York" as an address. The U.S. postal service once did not consider this to be an acceptable city name and hence letters addressed as such were often returned to the sender. Now it has no problem sending letters to Riverdale residents. Riverdale's zip codes are 10463 and 10471; while 10471 is entirely in Riverdale, 10463 largely covers the less prestigious neighborhoods of Kingsbridge and Marble Hill, leading many to mistakenly call those areas "Riverdale." Kingsbridge is a neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. ...


Riverdale is home to large Irish American and Jewish communities. President John F. Kennedy lived in Riverdale in a home along Independence Avenue from September 1927 to 1931. He attended the Riverdale Country School, and the family were communicants at the Church of St. Margaret of Cortona, located on Riverdale Avenue and 260th Street. It was at St. Margaret's Church that the future president received his First Holy Communion. Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי transliterated: Yehudi) is used in many ways but generally refers to a follower of Judaism, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Several Saints Margaret exist: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (see Marie Alacoque) Saint Margaret of Cortona Saint Margaret of England Saint Margaret of Scotland Saint Margaret the Virgin Saint Margaret the Widow Saint Margaret of Hungary (1242–1270) See also Margaret Sainte-Marguerite This is a disambiguation page—a list of... André Rieu Concert in Piazza Della Republica, Cortona Cortona is a small town in Tuscany, Italy. ... The First Communion (First Holy Communion) is a Roman Catholic ceremony. ...


The exteriors of many of Riverdale's mansions have been used in movies, most notably the "Corleone House" located on Palisade Avenue (across from Wave Hill) was used for the exterior shots in the film, "The Godfather."


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Riverdale, Bronx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (819 words)
Riverdale (population approximately 45,000, according to the 2000 U.S. Census) is a middle- and upper-class residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx, New York City.
It is bordered on the north by the city of Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; to the east by Van Cortlandt Park and the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx; to the west by the Hudson River; and to the south by the Harlem River.
Riverdale is home to three prominent private schools (Horace Mann, Riverdale Country, and Fieldston), and two Roman Catholic colleges, (Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent).
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