Riverdale, The Bronx, New York City
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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.
Riverdale's zip codes are 10463 and 10471. While 10471 is entirely in Riverdale, 10463 also covers the adjacent neighborhoods of Kingsbridge and Marble Hill.
Housing in Riverdale ranges from multi-story apartment buildings dating from the 1950's and 60's to large, architecturally distinguished houses built in the early 20th Century, mostly in Georgian- and Tudor-revival styles. In 2005-07, Central Riverdale experienced a building boom with the addition of over a dozen mid- and high-rise condominium buildings.
Riverdale is in a sense the closest northern suburb of New York City although it is not its own municipality. Administratively, Riverdale is part of Bronx Community District 8.
Wave Hill, a combination botanical garden and outdoor art gallery, is located in the so-called Estate Area overlooking the Hudson River. Two weekly newspapers, the Riverdale Press and the Riverdale Review, focus on news of interest to residents of the neighborhood.
The exteriors of many of Riverdale's mansions have been used in movies, most notably the "Corleone House" located on Independence Avenue (across from Wave Hill) was used for the exterior shots in the film, The Godfather. Dorney and Malone's Tavern on Broadway was also filmed in the 2007 romantic comedy "The Accidental Husband", starring Uma Thurman.
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