Tobalá Serves Up Authentic Artisan Oaxacan Cuisine

By Angelica Niedermeyer, Asst. Sports Editor  High wooden beam ceilings, woven chairs and clay pots welcome diners into the Mezcal (smoked tequila) filled bar along with a warm hostess and friendly bartenders. The vision- artisan Oaxaca decor and cuisine from southwestern Mexico. Located on Riverdale Avenue, Tobalá, a Mexican restaurant and bar opened its doors on  Sept. 12, 2022. Tobalá is family owned and operated … Continue reading Tobalá Serves Up Authentic Artisan Oaxacan Cuisine

Riverdale Hosts its First Restaurant Week

By Lauren Raziano, Copy Editor/Web Editor The inaugural Riverdale Restaurant Week brought together 29 different restaurants to celebrate the diverse food community found within Riverdale and Kingsbridge. Founded by Dine Out Riverdale, Restaurant Week aimed not only to highlight amazing restaurants, bars and coffee shops, but also to address food insecurity. The profits earned from restaurant week from Oct.1 through Oct. 8 will be given … Continue reading Riverdale Hosts its First Restaurant Week

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

New Bookstore Coming to Riverdale

by Colleen McNamara, Asst. Sports Editor After 13 years without one, Riverdale is finally getting a bookstore. Kirstie Reynoso-Miranda, a Bronx native, plans to open Miranda Writes Books and Bar by the end of this year. Growing up in the area, Reynoso-Miranda believes it is the perfect location for her store since the Bronx is home to one and a half million people currently sharing … Continue reading New Bookstore Coming to Riverdale

Riverdale Residents Upset About Student Rowdiness

by Nicole Fitzsimmons  & Anna Woods, Staff Writers The residents of Riverdale are disgruntled about the apparent rowdiness of Manhattan College students during the opening weeks of school. Last weekend, they took it to the popular Riverdale Facebook group to discuss their discontent with students and the college. In an Aug. 30 post, a Riverdale resident wrote, “Has anyone ever had luck getting the cops or Manhattan … Continue reading Riverdale Residents Upset About Student Rowdiness

Manhattan College— in the Bronx?

by SOPHIA SAKELLARIOU, Contributor  As students at Manhattan College, many are asked at least once where in Manhattan our school is. Answering this question, students must explain that although our school is called Manhattan College, us Jaspers actually reside in the Bronx— but why? Manhattan College was founded by five French De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1853. Originally the Academy of the Holy Infancy, Manhattan College … Continue reading Manhattan College— in the Bronx?

Students Find Freedom Around Riverdale in Off-Campus Housing

by ALEXA DAWID, Staff Writer  Off-campus housing in Riverdale continues to grow more popular among Manhattan College students of all grades as an alternative to residence halls. MC is home to five residence halls: Chrysostom, Jasper, Lee, Horan, and Overlook. These housing options include amenities such as Cable TV, wireless internet, laundry rooms, recreation rooms, study areas, vending machines, and 24-hour security. While this might sound ideal, … Continue reading Students Find Freedom Around Riverdale in Off-Campus Housing

MC Draws Major Media Attention

by Rose Brennan Asst. Editor Student misconduct in the Riverdale area has been at the center of several news clippings concerning Manhattan College this past week. The first of these articles was published online by WNBC on Friday, Nov. 3, and said, “rambunctious party-goers are leaving behind trash, empty beer cans and even trails of vomit around their quiet community.” WNBC also provided a video component … Continue reading MC Draws Major Media Attention