Riverdale Rises: Pearl Dynastea

By, Lauren Raziano, Asst. Sports Editor/Web Editor Opening last summer on Riverdale Avenue, Pearl Dynastea offers Taiwanese bubble tea and a range of fresh steamed buns and pastries.  Darren Zhang, assistant manager of Pearl Dynastea, spoke with The Quadrangle about the business.  “We opened last summer and have been here for about seven or eight months,” Zhang said.  Currently, Pearl Dynastea offers over 40 drink … Continue reading Riverdale Rises: Pearl Dynastea

The Many Names of V.B.: Uniting the Bronx through Health, Wellness, and Vintage Clothing

By, Maria Thomas & Anna Woods, Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief “This couch just showed up last night. Sometimes people drop this stuff off for us.” Ra McCray was talking about the brown leather couch we were sitting on. It is parked outside of a storefront on 238th, which would soon house an indoor microgreens farm. The space was previously designed to be a cycling studio, … Continue reading The Many Names of V.B.: Uniting the Bronx through Health, Wellness, and Vintage Clothing

Early Bird Café Rises in North Riverdale

by Jilleen Barrett, A&E Editor & Managing Editor Heather Kim and Katie Mayer needed a pick-me-up place to diversify food and drink options in North Riverdale. So, they took matters into their own hands and created the Early Bird Cafe. “We are two women from the neighborhood, and Katie’s lived here her whole life and I moved here several years ago,” Kim said. “And you … Continue reading Early Bird Café Rises in North Riverdale

An Beal Bocht Cafe: Riverdale’s Local Pub Prevails Post Covid Lockdown

by Angelica Niedermeyer & Rebecca Kranich, Contributors Since its opening in 1991, An Beal Bocht Café, typically referred to “An Beal,” has served the Riverdale community as a local eatery and a center for the arts. Located at 445 W 238th St, An Beal provides a space for artists of all disciplines to share their passions and serves as a casual hangout spot for Jaspers … Continue reading An Beal Bocht Cafe: Riverdale’s Local Pub Prevails Post Covid Lockdown

Claudy’s Kitchen: The Neighborhood Friend Committed to Serving the Community Amid COVID-19

by, Christine Nappi, Features Editor The Quadrangle spoke to Richard Berroa, owner of Claudy’s Kitchen, as part of a new column, Riverdale Rises, highlighting local businesses defying the odds during the pandemic. Peruvian food has been a prominent part of Claudia Berroa’s life, however, she wasn’t always a cook. After her first child was born, Claudia searched for a way to stay at home with … Continue reading Claudy’s Kitchen: The Neighborhood Friend Committed to Serving the Community Amid COVID-19