The Riverdale Review was initially launched in 1993 by publisher Andrew Wolf as an alternative to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Riverdale Press, the other local paper. There are several differences the casual observer can note between the publications. A few of these include: while the Press costs $1.00, the Review is free; the Press tends toward taking a more liberal position on local and city politics than the Review; the Review is in tabloid format; the Review sometimes has a political cartoon. Both newspapers were widely read in the community and influence local debate.
Publisher Andrew Wolf also wrote a column focusing primarily on city education issues for the New York Sun until that paper's demise in September, 2008, however he continues to occasionally write for the Sun's website and is an occasional blogger for the Huffington Post. Wolf's columns for the Sun as well as editorials for the Riverdale Review can be viewed at Andywolf.net .
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- Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners,By Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999, p. 195