Was born on 54 street back in the day it was Bay Ridge. I live in the Kenruby. The presence of many gorgeous churches in Bay Ridge serves to alleviate — somewhat — the sting that the loss of the Bay Ridge Methodist (“Green”) Church at 4th and Ovington Avenues in 2008 produced. Though some have been buffed out, the remaining ones depict former volunteer fire companies’ seals and names—such as Old Jackson H&L (Hook & Ladder); Blythebourne Engine; Neosho H&L; Bay Ridge Engine—of the former New Utrecht Exempt Firemen’s Association. bay ridge. Its most pronounced exterior feature is the pendant Carpenter Gothic cornice at the eighth floor. Queensboro Hill was a solid middle class neighborhood when we moved west in 2005. The land developed for the terrace and the apartment building were likely purchased directly from the Perrys. When I was a kid in Bay Ridge, I originally had three excellent libraries to choose from, none especially close to where I lived at 6th avenue and 83rd, but close enough: the Carnegie-funded library at 4th Avenue and 95th Street; Fort Hamilton Parkway and 68th Street, across from the old Fortway Theater; here, in a modern building completed in 1959 at Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street — great midcentury design; and a fourth, built in the 1970s at 13th Avenue and 83rd Street in Dyker Heights. When it opened, it cut about an hour each way off my commute to Wagner College. It’s recently been sold and the restaurant will be razed for apartment buildings that overlook the golf course. I lived on 69th street off Colonial Road. The designation “Greek” mostly refers to the use of Koine Greek in liturgy. I still went to my favorite lunch spots, Zeke’s Roast Beef and the Nathan’s on 86th St. The school expanded with a new gym in 1978 and an adjoining five-story classroom building in 1990. You often see such trumpets depicted on memorials and gravesites. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8446201/member-of-neosho-voluteer-fire/. The apartment building on 72 St seems pretty old to me and was wondering when it was built. Your rink may be gone, but not the memories of the best times of your life! Le pont Verrazano-Narrows. The Department of Transportation refuses to acknowledge this, and thus, this informal sign is the only one in the neighborhood that calls the street what everyone else calls it. Here are a pair on Bay Ridge Avenue between Colonial Road and Narrows Avenue. I never got into the plant, but the approach road past the gate had some very unusual streetlamps resembling those on the Golden Gate Bridge in California until they were replaced in the 1980s. and 61 street next to Sams Candy Store. Plus they manage to add nothing of worth. And the people moving in to these places dont seem to respect or care for what went before. We have nice parks and playground here and some of the best schools. It remembers a local resident, John W. Mackay (1831-1902) a prominent 19th Century area landowner: after making a fortune discovering tons of silver as part of the Bonanza Group at the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1873, he entered the real estate, mining and telegraph businesses. Real Racism and "Bogus" Black Lives Matter (Pt. And such interesting history, some I knew, a lot I did not. This unusual pencil-shaped marker has been at Shore Road and Bay Ridge Avenue since the 1980s at least — I remember it before I moved away in 1993. Images from a personal library of books old and new—mostly old. Please buy good books and share them; support artists, independent publishers, and booksellers; and keep the culture of quality printed matter alive. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower. Francis and mary Duffy. Built in 1973, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #179) as the, several elevated stations on the Astoria Line are getting similar treatment, Its owners were arrested for welfare fraud in 2009, named for inventors of military ordinance, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8446201/member-of-neosho-voluteer-fire/. Does your High School Class have a full-featured Alumni Website? The tug is fitted with an elevating wheelhouse. I left the waterfront at this point, but I have walked it before. Bedford Dispensary and Hospital, Brooklyn. The side streets of Bay Ridge are chockablock with attached row houses made with brick or stone like these; probably the same developer(s) built most of them in the first couple of decades of the 20th Century. I lived there for 18 years. In addition, several elevated stations on the Astoria Line are getting similar treatment. I lived at 316-61st Street from when I was born on Oct. 1,1944. the apartment house was the first building about 100 feet from the corner of 3 rd Ave. A tree planted by Lee was replaced in 1912 complete with a new tablet commemorating the event, and another plaque cited Jackson. Wonderful memories visit almost every year. Early 1980s Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, photo by Robert Madden, from an old issue of National Geographic. The beautiful green church is gone. In the name “New Utrecht Exempt Firemen’s Association” you find two tidbits of history. This mural depicting sea life under the Belt Parkway overpass on 69th Street is relatively new. Married and lived on Oliver Street and then bought house in SI. It’s a wild Tudor with great detailing like stucco, black and white checkerboard linoleum and even a small shelf both sides of the entrance to put a planter. I was born in 1953. Thanks for sharing your memories of old Fort Hamilton & Bay A spot of internet research indicated that “Tokeneke” is a district in Darien, Connecticut, as well as a country club in the vicinity. This one-story porched house, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 92nd Street, was in place when I traveled this spot as a kid in the 1960s. The building on the right boasts the only 9999 house number in Brooklyn. Lived across from Flagg Court on 73rd St. Please help contribute to a new Forgotten NY website, Check out the ForgottenBook, take a look at the gift shop, and as always, “comment…as you see fit.”, The Belt Parkway Had 5 Names when complete in 1940: Gowanus Parkway (Now Guwanus Expressway (Interstate 278)), Shore Parkway, Southern Parkway, Laurelton Parkway & Cross Island Parkway. I don’t know of any others around the city like it. The basketball court figured in a scene in 1978’s Saturday Night Fever. Angela Piccini Canadé is remembered at 3rd Avenue and 84th Street. As the cornerstone indicates, the Union Church of Bay Ridge was built at Ridge Boulevard and 80th Street as the Bay Ridge Dutch Reformed Church in 1896. However, they had competition where the sporting goods joint is — Pohl’s, which I chiefly remember for being pitch dark within. Still the greatest place on the planet. Originally wooden, it fell apart after the original ferry was shut down, and a new concrete pier was built in the 70s. Bay Ridge was a beautiful place to grow up and it was also a great era to grow up. The above photo shows Bay Ridge’s  9/11 memorial, dedicated in 2005. Movies at Fort Hamilton for 25 cents. I don’t know of any others around the city like it. At the time, I was paying $475 on 73rd Street! I can’t rummage through these parts without mentioning the Barkaloo (“Revolutionary”) Cemetery at Narrows Avenue and Mackay Place. In both cases, the lower-numbered Avenue “wins” and gets to proceed south. In 1965 Adelphi moved to a large brick mansion at Ridge Boulevard that was previously the Kallman Home for Children at Ridge Boulevard and 86th Street. It was designed by Ernest Flagg and constructed between 1933-1936. The setting is the Bay Ridge Memorial Pier, first known as the 69th Street Pier located where Bay Ridge Avenue meets the Narrows, though Bay Ridgeites one and all call Bay Ridge Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway 69th Street and 75th Street, respectively. Another of Bay Ridge’s short lanes is Perry Terrace, between 70th and 71st Streets west of Ridge Boulevard. Thank you to all our donors that continue to support Forgotten NY. A fireman known as “exempt” was a member of a volunteer fire company for five years; a number of other exceptions and corollaries to this rule further explained the term “exempt.” As far as “New Utrecht” is concerned, Bay Ridge was a part of the town of New Utrecht since the town’s establishment in 1683 until it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1894, and then Greater New York absorbed Brooklyn in 1898. And, from the way they’re worn down, these Belgians seem to be the original paving stones. This was also a favored spot for me to ride my bicycle, no crosswalks between 92nd Street and JP Jones Park. It’s also home to a clutch of Brooklyn parrots, though I didn’t see or hear any the day I was there. Bay Ridge has rentals, co-ops, and condos, but the area is also well-known for its fairly large number of single-family and multi-family homes, Laurelli says. more can be found about us at www.BayRidgeCenter.org. Then we moved all the way to a semi-attached house at 8420-7 Ave, 1962-1969. Click this link and then click around on the different streets and avenues to see Bay Ridge in the 80’s. I lived on Ridge Court located off 72 St between 3 and 4 Ave. Beautiful dead end street with a red brick roadbed. We then moved up to 4 Ave. between 60 th. I watched the Verrazano bridge being built. I lived in the Kallman Home for Children from 1952, to 1962. Enjoy this walking tour of the Brooklyn, NYC neighborhood of Bay Ridge. Last time I visited, part of it was paved over. I remember Nathan’s when it was Wetsons Burgers. This is a map of Bay Ridge in the 1980’s and it has a lot of pictures of homes and businesses at that time. a quick history of 8320 7th avenue. It is bounded by Sunset Park on the north, Dyker Heights on the east, the Narrows and the Belt Parkway on the west, and Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on the south. Time for the N train at 8th Avenue, which like most Sea Beach Line stations has been under repair since 2015. Before that, when I lived in Bay Ridge, I eyed Flagg Court for years but didn’t get in. I remember your parents and you kids.My parents moved to NJ in 79 Iused to send Christmas cards to your mom in FLA I lived on Gatling PL before 7 Ave .In NJ now many years.Imet your uncle Vic in Viet Nam.L lots of memories. There was also a long-vanished American Legion outpost on 7th Avenue that was named for him. Many apartment buildings around the city are named (matching Britain’s fondness for naming houses; John Lennon’s childhood home was called Mendips) but few in the States actually use them. Are perhaps related to Claire McBride? Both Lee and Jackson worshipped at the original St. John’s while stationed at Fort Hamilton. How handy are these when it’s raining and you need to get your keys out? They were the only Asians on the block. I guess the new NYC has no plans for working or middle class types anymore. Pigeon Park. I wish I knew the architectural origins of this grand mansion at 8311 Ridge Boulevard, but its personal story is also engaging. [Historic Districts Council]. especially favorite subject for ridicule and jokes. my grandfather had it built in1912. Thanks for the memories. It is so pretty. Then we moved to Shore Road (94th/95th). Christ Church of Bay Ridge, Ridge Boulevard between 73rd and 74th Streets, still looks like the same country church it was when the congregation arrived in 1853. It was later replaced by a Met Foods store. I was on the first bus that crossed the bridge when it opened in November 1964. He was elected in 1900 as the 25th President of the USA and first one in the 20th Century; the Spanish-American War was waged under his presidency and as the spoils of the victory over Spain, the USA had annexed Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Philippines. Bands like City Kids, … I spent my first 35 years in Bay Ridge and return often, first to visit my father, who passed away in 2003, and then for regular dentist visits—I’ve patronized the same office since 1964. McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist in September 1901 and was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. She’s passionate about ensuring that you get the very best services possible. The purpose here is to occasionally introduce someone to a book they didn't know existed. I live on the Upper Eastside but still drive to Bay Ridge once a month. In 1867 he founded the machine shops that became the E. W. Bliss Company and the United States Projectile Company. Comedians Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano go WILD for all things historical and natural in a way that you never thought was possible cuzzie! The Bay Ridge Avenue, Prospect Avenue and 53rd Street stations were recently given a complete makeover by the MTA, adding wifi chargers and updated infrastructure. Recently I saw Realtor.com had an estimated selling price for our former house in Flushing. Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. Mackay Place has its own story, too. It was estimated to be slightly over a million dollars! Brooklyn’s Adelphi Street in turn had been named for London’s Adelphi Terrace, an early housing development in London, England that lasted from 1774 to 1938. I collect many types of printed matter—art books, comics, pamphlets, old children's books, periodicals, and books with no pictorial content (not featured here much). I was fascinated with the place when I bicycled here using the Belt Parkway bike path. This triangle features a war memorial dedicated to a local soldier, Anthony Mondello. The Bay Ridge Avenue station was constructed as part of the Fourth Avenue Line, which was approved in 1905 and subsequently modified. I’d imagine the architect or developer of this building also had interests in Connecticut. Parking can be a little tight if you don’t have your own parking space. For example, I grew up in Tilden Court, but it was known to one and all as 8302 6th Avenue. The price was too rich for me at the time, $660 per month. Great place to grow up and go to public schools (102 and McKinley until we moved to Midwood). Golf in Bay Ridge The Crescent Club had space for its clubhouse and an athletic field that could accommodate several sports. I lived in Bay Ridge for forty years and seen many changes, but some still remain like the Ragamuffin and Norwegian Day parades. Demolished for city housing. I also was born in 1956 at 7501 Ridge Blvd down the block where my aunt and uncle lived in Flagg Court where my brother and I swam in the pool in the middle of the bldgs. Looks like we have an outdated ad here for “We Buy Gold” unless we can buy gold at that physical therapy office. 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