Abigail Nehring covers commercial and residential real estate for The Riverdale Press, a news site and weekly paper in the northwest section of the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Previously, she reported on health and education for The New Bedford Light in her home state of Massachusetts. Nehring won a New York Press Club Award for her reporting in City Limits on an East Village landlord caught on tape illegally harassing tenants and, along with Julia Angwin, was a finalist for the John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting for their story on police use of stun grenades, known as flash-bangs, published by Propublica and The Atlantic. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and has also worked as a writing teacher, fact-checked magazine stories, and tended numerous varieties of thyme in a greenhouse.
The Riverdale Press proves hyperlocal community journalism can exist, even deep inside New York City. Covering a sliver of the Bronx where some 120,000 people live, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Press focuses on a single city-sanctioned community advisory board across several neighborhoods like Riverdale, North Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil and Marble Hill. A news site and a weekly paper, The Riverdale Press was founded in 1950.
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