You may not find Archie here, but there is much to discover in Riverdale.
In this quiet neighborhood based in northwest Bronx, there’s no shortage of playgrounds, dog runs and parks — a contrast to some of the more bustling parts of the city.
Riverdale is home to good eats, including Irish and Italian cuisines, and rich with New York City history. Big names including author Mark Twain, President Theodore Roosevelt and actor Tracy Morgan have previously called the neighborhood home.
To reach Riverdale, take the 1 to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street; Metro-North’s Hudson Line to Spuyten Duyvil or Riverdale, or one of multiple buses. It takes at least an hour if you’re traveling from Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn, but the trip is worth it.
When you’re ready to explore, check out these local hot spots:
Get an early start at a café
Take a hike in Riverdale Park
Admire the unique historic houses
Cool down at MacLaughlin Playground
Tour the oldest house in the borough
Go ahead and grab a slice
Learn something new
Break a sweat at a walk-in fitness class