Goodbye Riverdale

After much thought, it is time to end the Noma Blog. Over two years ago , I started the blog to challenge a neighborhood reluctant to change and revitalize, but now realize I was reluctant to change my New York City lifestyle. Riverdale has its problems, but it is a quiet walkable neighborhood. I have have slowed down, experienced less consumer distractions and found that I enjoy a quieter life. Now it is time to move on.

I have truly enjoyed the feedback and engagement from the Riverdale community. Thanks you and goodbye.

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11 Responses to Goodbye Riverdale

  1. asg749d says:

    It was a pleasure to read this blog,even if sometimes it was just a few sentences.
    Sounds like you are moving away…are you?

  2. Hi says:

    If you are staying in Riverdale, don’t close this blog. Simply keep it open, and 5 minutes per week update it with any store opening, event, or whatever else exists

  3. Fast Marty says:

    good luck, whoever you are. i understand what you were trying to do. change is coming, incrementally, as it does to all areas of NYC. nice job.

  4. Jay says:

    I hope someone continues with a Riverdale/Kingsbridge blog, and keeps it up to date. I appreciate what Nomablogger did; let’s keep the discussion going. We can’t rely on the newspapers alone to keep is informed of what’s going on around here.

  5. Hali says:

    I agree, keep this blog open. I check weekly and look forward to new and interesting blogs, thoughts, comments, photos. Riverdale is our home, NOMA blog kept me in touch.

  6. Theresa says:

    One of the most interesting things about New York is the dozens of unique neighborhoods, each a micro-ecosystem with a “character” that is always in tension between history and the forces of change (both local and systemic).

    This has been the site of some good discussions, so thanks for making it possible. I agree with Jay that a thoughtful blog like this can be an important complement/counterpart to the papers and business-oriented sites.

  7. James says:

    Really sorry to hear this. I thought this might be coming when the gaps between posts became longer and longer. Is there any way that one of us can carry the torch? If this blog is gone, I’m not sure what other venue exists to continue the discussion on where the neighborhood has been, is currently, and is going in the future.

  8. ungerb says:

    We hate to see you go but understand. Thanks for serving as such a great outlet for discussing what’s been going on North of Manhattan. The neighborhood has been better off because of it. Indeed, this blog has been so useful that I wonder if there’s any way we could keep it going under new management. What do you think? I’d be happy to continue posting now and then and also recruit some other folks who are sticking around.

    Best, Ben

  9. Hi says:

    Have to say, pretty damn weird to just say ‘goodbye!’ and disappear like this. Oh well. Fun blog while it lasted.

    If anyone sees this and uses Twitter, and ever has Riverdale news, use the #RiverdaleNY hashtag. Don’t just use #Riverdale. There are Riverdales around the country. Use #RiverdaleNY

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