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Riverdale is a neighborhood of Bronx. Elevation is 180 feet.


The neighborhood is on bluffs overlooking the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· Riverdale-on-Hudson
The population grew in the 1830s and 1840s when families moved from lower Manhattan to escape cholera epidemics
Well-known residents have included:
· President John F. Kennedy
· William Earl Dodge, industrialist who founded the YMCA
· Arturo Toscanini, conductor
· U Thant, secretary general of the United Nations
Local bands (past and present) have included The Archies
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverdale Park
Colleges and universities: College of Mount Saint Vincent, Manhattan College

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