Statue honoring Henry Hudson

Statue honoring Henry Hudson


Riverdale—in the northwest Bronx, and the northernmost New York CityA view of Wave Hill, toward the Hudson River neighborhood—once served as a summer vacation spot for Manhattan's elite, drawn to its views, tree-lined streets, and parks and playgrounds. Riverdale is characterized by its numerous mansions built in the early 20th century, mostly in Georgian and Tudor-revival styles. It is home to historic Wave Hill (image at right), now a public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River. Riverdale has grown into a diverse and thriving community while retaining a distinctly local character.

(Image at left: The monument to explorer Henry Hudson,
guarding the southern approaches to Riverdale.)


3875 Waldo Avenue perches on a hillside far above (but a short walk to) Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park. It sits opposite the Manhattan College gates, at the apex of Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue. Next door to 3875 Waldo is Brust Park, a noted nature preserve. A block north is the enclave of Fieldston, a private community designated an historic district by New York City. Shopping and fine dining are a few blocks west, along Riverdale and Johnson avenues, Riverdale's "downtown."

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There are two nearby children's playgrounds, one in upper Brust Park next to the Fieldston school, the other in the Ruth MacLaughlin Playground on Greystone Ave. between 238nd and 240th streets. A short walk down Manhattan College Parkway is Van Cortlandt Park, one of New York's largest public parks, featuring the nation's first public golf course, nature walks, bike and running paths, and the Riverdale Equestrian Centre and horse stables.


Riverdale is home to three prominent private schools (Horace Mann, Manhattan CollegeRiverdale Country, and Ethical Culture Fieldston School), each literally around the corner from 3875 Waldo Avenue; and two Roman Catholic colleges, Manhattan College (image at left) directly across from 3875 Waldo Avenue, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The public elementary schools are the Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24) and the Robert J. Christen School (P.S. 81). The public middle school and high school is M.S./H.S 141, the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. Nearby high schools that also serve the community include DeWitt Clilnton High School and the Bronx High School of Science.


A short stroll from 3875 Waldo is the northern terminal station of the New York City Subway (No. 1 train), at the intersection of 242nd Street and Broadway. Subway commuting time to Times Square is about 39 minutes. Also, Metro-North commuter railroad service is available at the Riverdale station, located between West 254th and West 255th streets directly on the Hudson River; and the Spuyten Duyvil station, located underneath the Henry Hudson Parkway. Metro-North travel from the Spuyten Duyvil station to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is around 22 minutes.

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