Origin of The Name
Main Attractions Of The Neighborhood
- Liebman’s Deli (552 W 235th St): It’s a well-known Jewish Deli and is almost a historic landmark of the neighborhood. It’s best known for its pastrami sandwiches.
- Yukka (5684 Riverdale Ave): It’s a Latin American Bistro with a great environment and amazing food.
- Beccofino (5704 Mosholu Ave): If you are craving traditional Italian food when you are in Riverdale, Beccofino might be just the place.
- Tokyo House (5648 Riverdale Ave): Tokyo House offers affordable Japanese food (so no fancy tuna or premium sushi) and can be a great spot for trying something new.
- Downey’s Bar & Grill (5790 Mosholu Ave):It’s a nice pub with live music and a good selection of drinks. It’s better known for its burgers.
- Solaria (640 W 237thSt): Tallest building in the neighborhood, stands about 220 feet tall. It’s a luxury condominium building.
- Russian Mission Residential Complex And School (355 W 255thSt): Built in 1974, this fortress-like white behemoth is a residential and school building and is considered a symbol of Russian and US cooperation.
- Riverdale Presbyterian Church (4765 Henry Hudson Pkwy W): It’s a beautiful Gothic-revival style building with stone architecture and red doors.
- Lou Gehrig’s Home (5204 Delafield Ave): The house in which the Yankee legend Lou Gehrig passed away.
- Whitehall (3333 Henry Hudson Pkwy): A premium luxury apartment and office building from 1970.
- Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park S): Accessible through Riverdale (though its inclusion in the neighborhood is disputed), it is the third-largest park in the city. It’s spread out over more than a thousand acres.
- Wave Hill Public Garden(4900 Independence Ave):The 28-acre state includes beautiful botanical gardens, a selection of greenhouses, and beautiful, peaceful views.
- Riverdale Park (254 Palisade Ave): It’s a great park for walking, biking, and hiking. It offers an exquisite experience of the woods.
- Seton Park (Independence Ave): If you are looking for clean, green open spaces and some basketball and tennis courts, Seton Park should be part of the tour.
- Van Cortlandt House Museum (6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park): It’s the oldest surviving building in the Bronx and was built in 1748. It’s inside Van Cortlandt Park.
What Is Riverdale Known For?
- For its greenery. About a quarter of the neighborhood is dedicated green space.
- Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt used to live here
- Van Cortlandt Park, which is almost twice the size of Central Park
- Affordable single-family homes and large lots
Interesting Facts About Riverdale
- The largest number of cricket fields (eight) in NYC (Van Cortlandt Park).
- While the city’s mixed urban/suburban feel resonates with the town portrayed in the TV series Riverdale (and the original comic), it’s not based on the Riverdale neighborhood as per the creators.