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My grandmother just died and left me her house in Riverdale (NY).

I googled it and the house and neighborhood look real nice.

But it's in the Bronx. Hmm.

I'm going to fly east and check it out. Maybe move.

Any comments appreciated.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 7011/05/2013

Isn't that where Archie and the gang live?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 111/03/2013

Keep in mind that the buroughs are large and very varied. I live in Brooklyn and brownstones go for over $1.2 million, condos 600,000 to 1,000,000. Yeah really nutz.

I don't know Riverdale but two people I work with live there. They love it. It is a wealthy enclave, very green, lots of parks and views of the river. If I am not mistaken, Metronorth will get you to Grand Central in 20 minutes from there.

Good decision to check it out yourself.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 211/03/2013

I can confirm that Riverdale is beautiful.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 311/03/2013

My half-uncle just moved overseas to live with the rest of family and he left me his place in Rivendell. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere although the setting is gorgeous with surrounding mountains, streams and waterfalls. I also like the beach, and this place is too far east of the sea to visit the shore readily. The place is far too big for me and has the feel of being abandoned. However, despite the size and lack of neighbors, it feels homely. I think I'll give it a try. I hope the taxes and upkeep don't drain me.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 411/03/2013

Riverdale residents are so proud of their atypical Bronx enclave that they somehow managed to get Riverdale, NY instead of Bronx, NY as their city, state postal designation. And they're shrewd to do so; it's utterly unlike other parts of NYC. The Bronx has some lovely neighborhoods, but Riverdale has always been a standout one. You did well, kid. Easy to get into Manhattan (I think the 1 train goes there) and it's purty. Sorry about your grandmother.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 511/03/2013

River dale is very elegant and green, lots of beautiful views of the river, and indeed very easy connections to midtown manhattan.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 611/03/2013

I would sell it . Riverdale real estate goes for a pretty penny.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 711/03/2013

You've never seen your grandmother's house?

Odd.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 811/03/2013

r5, Riverdale is Bronx, NY 10471. Upscale neighborhoods in Queens like Forest Hills and Kew Gardens are Flushing 11375 and Jamaica 11415.

The post office systems read ZIP Codes and street addresses. If you wrote 55 Central Park West, Beverly Hills, CA 10023 your envelope would be delivered in Manhattan.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 911/03/2013

[quote] I googled it and the house and neighborhood look real nice

really? You had to use Google to see what your grandmother's house looks like? You've never been to your grandmother's house?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1011/03/2013

R10, is your family so well adjusted and well funded that you can't imagine a child never visiting his grandmother's house?

Perhaps Granny was a raving bitch.

Perhaps Granny always visited the family instead of the other way around.

Perhaps Granny didn't like children in her house.

Perhaps Granny was a satanist and/or Republican and the parents didn't want children visiting her.

Perhaps the family was the inspiration behind "Flowers in the Attic".

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1111/03/2013

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by Trust Fund Kidreply 1211/03/2013

I like this site better than Google for addresses. It has names of residents.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1311/03/2013

When most people think of the Bronx, they are thinking of the scary, dangerous South Bronx. There are parts of the Bronx that are quite suburban and beautiful. The Cloisters are in the Bronx.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1411/03/2013

Perhaps, OP's grand maman had several residences and this is one where the grandchildren never got the chance to visit? N'est pa?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1511/03/2013

R14, no they aren't.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1611/03/2013

r16 is correct. The Cloisters is in Fort Tryon Park, in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1811/03/2013

That's a very interesting site, R13.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 1911/03/2013

[quote]You've never seen your grandmother's house? Odd.

Too odd. Troll.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2011/03/2013

In September of 1927, Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr. moved his growing family from Boston to Riverdale, an affluent neighborhood in the Bronx. The 20-room house at 5040 Independence Avenue still stands.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2111/03/2013

[quote]Cruella DeVille

It's Cruella DeVil, as in "devil." Get it?

Also, OP-- have you checked Zillow or the county assessor's office to see what the value is?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2211/03/2013

OP, last month I had a similar question. On youtube there are several videos of proud Riverdale residents driving all over town videotaping their community. This will give you an idea.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2311/03/2013

It has some of the most elite and expensive private schools in the city:

1. Riverdale

2. Horace Mann

3. Ethical Culture

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2411/03/2013

R24 Jughead went to a private school?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2511/03/2013

R14, the cloisters are in upper Manhattan around dykeman

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2611/03/2013

r26 while pronounced Dykeman, the correct spelling is Dyckman. "yck" is prounced "ike" as the Van Wyck (Expressway) family will confirm.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2711/03/2013

Riverdale has an IMPECCABLE reputation!

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2811/03/2013

I don't think it's what you think of as the Bronx. I think it's a nice neighborhood. I'm not sure but I think. I think there are a lot of Jewish and Irish people living in that area, maybe.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 2911/03/2013

Lady GaGa grew up there. Deduce from that what you want.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3011/03/2013

OP, do you have to pay a gift tax on the house?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3111/03/2013

Gift tax is paid by the donor, not the recipient. And this is not a gift-- it's from an estate. The estate would have to pay estate tax, but only if it's VERY large.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3211/03/2013

Jake Silbermann grew up in Riverdale. Lived there until moving to Manhattan when ATWT ended.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3311/03/2013

Do something nice and turn it into the Beauregard Burnside Memorial Home For Single Mothers

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3411/03/2013

Riverdale is amazingly beautiful.

Slowly, all boroughs of NYC are being occupied by those who can't afford NYC anymore...Bronx being the last. Seriously, it will be hip before you know it.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3511/03/2013

Riverdale is nice.

And people need to quit getting freaked out when they hear "The Bronx" and "Harlem."

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3611/03/2013

My Fundie sister, her husband & their brats all live in Riverdale. I've visited a few times. Lovely home in a nice neighborhood from what I could tell.

OP, sorry about the loss of your...................who the hell am I kidding here? Based on the tone of your post you obviously could give two shits about the old bag croaking, so why should we? What good are aging relations anyway outside of funding the hospice care industry & leaving behind large inheritances? Congrats on your recent property windfall. You must be ecstatic!

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3711/03/2013

Riverdale used to be very Jewish. I know a black cop that lives there since 2010.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3811/03/2013

[quote]I know a black cop that lives there since 2010.[quote]

OP, rumor has it that the neighborhood has slowly deteriorated thanks to a string of unsolved violent crimes starting in 2010.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 3911/03/2013

Isn't that where the Elves live?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4011/03/2013

Carly Simon's mother read magazines in the master bedroom past which Carly tiptoed, and her father sat at night with no lights on, at their home in Riverdale.

Does anyone know the address?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4111/03/2013

[quote]And people need to quit getting freaked out when they hear "The Bronx" and "Harlem."

How about Staten Island?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4211/03/2013

After WWII European Jews immigrated to Washington Heights. When they became successful the next move was Riverdale or Long Island to Great Neck and the Five Towns.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4311/03/2013

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by Trust Fund Kidreply 4411/03/2013

R43 What are the "Five Towns"? Anything like the Cinque Terre?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4511/03/2013

Your getting it for nothing, so if you don't want it, sell it. Whatever you get is more than what you had before.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4611/03/2013

r24 mentioned this elite school ....

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4811/03/2013

I hope granny left you enough money to pay the property taxes as well. Otherwise, selling is your best (and only) option.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 4911/03/2013

So neither one of your parents ever described Riverdale, OP?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5011/03/2013

"Jake Silbermann grew up in Riverdale. Lived there until moving to Manhattan when ATWT ended."

So during the years he was on TV, he was living at home with his parents?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5111/03/2013

Does it have a sauna and room for a pony?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5211/03/2013

r51, Jake made no money as an actor until the soap when he was 24.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5311/03/2013

OP, why in the fuck would you want a house out there? Let me take that piece of shit off your hands for say $50,000. Then you can stay back home in Omaha and not have to worry about it.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5411/03/2013

[quote]My grandmother just died and left me her house in Riverdale (NY)

How soon after she died did you create this thread?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5511/04/2013

I never saw my grandfather's homes. My mother rarely saw my grandfather after her parents divorce. When we did see him it was either at our house, in a different city, or at some event. This is hardly uncommon in contemporary society.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5611/04/2013

Wanna buy a house in Riverdale?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5711/04/2013

You've never been to your grandmothers house? It's not as if you inherited a complete strangers house, you have to fly out to check it out? You are an imbecile.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5811/04/2013

Riverdale feels much more like one of the quaint river towns along the Hudson and less like Tremont or Hunts Point. Lots of families, Jews and Irish.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 5911/04/2013

Riverdale is NOT the Boogie Down Bronx.

One of my best high school friends lived there. His graduation party was held at a fancy country club overlooking the water. It was gorgeous.

OP is clearly a troll. Unless the grandmother bought the house over the last few years, what grandchild has never seen a grandparent's home?!!

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6011/04/2013

Riverdale is for people who can't afford the upper west side, which is for people who cant afford the upper east side.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6111/04/2013

R61: so your saying Joseph Kennedy couldn't afford the UES or the UWS.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6211/04/2013

guess not if he was living in the Bronx, lol.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6311/04/2013

R62 We had standards then! We did NOT allow the Irish.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6411/04/2013

OP, I found your grandmother's pied a terre in Riverdale! It was in todays NYDailyNews. Very nice, I must say.

Do you need a boyfriend?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6511/05/2013

R60, it's not that unusual for a person to have never seen their grandparent's home. My grandmother left my grandfather and three young kids (my Mom and two brothers) for another man...needless to say the kids were estranged from their mother for many years (one of my uncles never reconciled with her). I only met her once when I was 17, and it was at the other uncle's home. I never was invited to her home and I never went there.

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6611/05/2013

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by Trust Fund Kidreply 6711/05/2013

youre Jewish aren't you, OP

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6811/05/2013

[quote] [R60], it's not that unusual for a person to have never seen their grandparent's home. My grandmother left my grandfather and three young kids (my Mom and two brothers) for another man...needless to say the kids were estranged from their mother for many years (one of my uncles never reconciled with her). I only met her once when I was 17, and it was at the other uncle's home. I never was invited to her home and I never went there.

So why would someone like that leave their home to a grandchild she'd never met or met only once?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 6911/05/2013

Are your parents dead, OP? Aunts, uncles, cousins?

by Trust Fund Kidreply 7011/05/2013
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