Bay Ridge Families. I live in Cleveland now and totally freaked out when we bought a house because never envisioned being a homeowner. Wonderful memories visit almost every year. This stolid structure on Bay Ridge Ave. (er, 69th St.) just west of 3rd Ave. has served as a Masonic temple, a church, and a school in recent decades, but its original purpose can be discerned on the keystones above the windows. I was curious if there was anything written about the streets in the Bay Ridge Historical Society or other source? At the time, the nearest road was the Road from Gowanus, which evolved into the present 3rd Ave. Not much of a park, really, but there was playground space for kids, and it became a default playground for me in the late 60s. Origins Laws against drunk driving originated in 1906, shortly after cars were invented and New Jersey was the first state to enact a law stating that “no intoxicated person shall drive a motor vehicle.” It was punishable by a fine of up to […] 13 talking about this. Volunteer firemen could qualify for exemption from jury duty as a perk for volunteering. Colonial Hall at Colonial Road and 92nd Street. Your rink may be gone, but not the memories of the best times of your life! Now St. Nicholas Nursing Home. You often see such trumpets depicted on memorials and gravesites. Beth Moses Hospital, 404 Hart Street, Brooklyn. 1942 to 1960. PUBLISHED April 17, 2013. All Right Reserved. The mansion and tower were razed in 1940. 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. 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. In a neighborhood featuring large apartment complexes, the Bay Ridge Apartments fill an entire block between 86th and 87th Street on the west side of Ridge Boulevard. McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist in September 1901 and was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. These tract houses were built on Shore Road, wrapping around to 3rd and 4th Avenues, sometime in the mid-to-late 1970s, replacing what I think was an athletic field. Then we started invading people and were at war constantly, and the fort buttoned up the policy. Easy bus ride! She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower. Flagg Court, 7200 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge. [Historic Districts Council]. The other one was "Black Velvet Band", which we played last week. In reply to Chris; Yes, the contempt shown by the folks from Iowa, Kansas, Conn., etc always gets my goat. .) The last burial took place in 1848. Flag. Angela Piccini Canadé is remembered at 3rd Avenue and 84th Street. It was sold to developers who knocked it down, and an ugly school building is now in its place. Her electrical service is provided by two 75kW generator sets. This smallest cemetery in Brooklyn was founded in 1725 by Dutch immigrant William Harmans Barkaloo and likely served as a family farm graveyard. The peaked building with the rounded edge at the SW corner of 3rd Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue has been home to a pharmacy on the ground floor for apparently most of its life, Lowen’s since 1953; my friend Brian Merlis at brooklynpix has a photo from 1913, when it harbored Wolff’s. for the locals,felt they were slow and stupid and had no ambition.Their Brooklyn accents were an It was later replaced by a Met Foods store. It was right on Shore Rd and had the cool house number of 1. When I worked nights in Manhattan, my Mondays were always happy because before heading off to work at five p.m., I’d head to Zeke’s for a repast, which capped off my weekend, which ran from Saturday afternoon when I got up to reporting for work at Photo-Lettering at eight p.m. on Monday. This is your classic bar for all occasions. Great place to grow up and go to public schools (102 and McKinley until we moved to Midwood). It is so pretty. While today’s developers cut costs by sticking to cookie cutter formulas, these houses had similar variations by using oval and polygonal bays in the same row, and other subtle differences. Made her sister sell it for the money. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Rust is beginning to take a toll. The school expanded with a new gym in 1978 and an adjoining five-story classroom building in 1990. Watched Verazzano Bridge being built. McKinley Park was dedicated in 1903 and named for the recently killed President William McKinley. Well, I think that hits it in the head for the day. 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. In the 1980s, I was dissatisfied with the heat in my place on 73rd Street and was seeking lodging elsewhere and looked at some places in this area, in the 90s near the waterfront. Thanks for keeping the memories alive Kevin! I lived at 8310 7th avenue. Thank you to all our donors that continue to support Forgotten NY. Its owners were arrested for welfare fraud in 2009, a decade after their 21-year old son disappeared and was believed killed by the Columbo crime family. There’s R train and a couple of express bus and local buses, it’s also close by the highway." When he died his youngest daughter Helen who was not a nice person. The demographics of Brooklyn reveal a very diverse borough of New York City and a melting pot for many cultures, like the city itself. I grew up in an 3 story apartment building at 506-72 St, 1951-1962. Lots of wonderful memories. Thanks for the memories. 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. The Bay Ridge Boys, New York, New York. People are very nice here too. We then moved up to 4 Ave. between 60 th. Growing Up In Bay Ridge Brooklyn: Iconic things of our time-1950s-1980s (Volume 3) [Henriksen, Robert A] on Amazon.com. That’s where my grandparents lived for 40 years. Even so, it has retained its original entrance canopies which feature ornamental metal brackets. In the 1980s I was able to ride my bike into and through Fort Hamilton. His estate, Owls Head, featured an observatory known as the Bayard Tower. It will always be 69street that where the Staten Island Ferry was located the only way from Brooklyn to Staten Island Before the bridge. The designation “Greek” mostly refers to the use of Koine Greek in liturgy. Grew up at 96th and Third. HS…. And such interesting history, some I knew, a lot I did not. 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 no where better to grow up. Jun 23, 2018 - Explore Alyson Brown's board "vintage bay ridge" on Pinterest. Bring your friends here for a night of laid-back fun. There’s also an apartment building called Perry Arms, at Ridge Boulevard and Bay Ridge Avenue. Plus they manage to add nothing of worth. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Early 1980s Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, photo by Robert Madden, from an old issue of National Geographic. The first Dutch settlers started farming in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in the 17th century. "Bay Ridge is very nice and quiet especially west to Ridge Blvd. The Barkaloo Cemetery is still historic since it’s the only family plot in Brooklyn not part of a larger cemetery. Marianne is weathered, but she’s fierce. 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. Married and lived on Oliver Street and then bought house in SI. “Neosho” stumps me, since it is a town in Missouri. The Belt Parkway, officially known as Shore Parkway between the Gowanus Expressway and Laurelton Parkway in Queens, was originally called the Circumferential Parkway and was built on landfill mostly along the shores of Brooklyn and Queens from 1938-1940. Does your High School Class have a full-featured Alumni Website? Pigeon Park. Bay Ridge Hospital, 437 Ovington Avenue, Brooklyn. John Mackay’s wife’s maiden name was Marie Louise Antionette Hungerford and it is likely the short street was named for her. My guess is that the Neosho in the old fire company’s name commemorates the Union ironclad ship of that name which served on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. Rust is beginning to take a toll. Alumni include MLB’s Rich Aurelia, Hollywood’s Scott Baio, and St. John’s University’s and the NBA’s Chris Mullin. 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. I would love to know more about her family. Thanks for sharing your memories of old Fort Hamilton & Bay I don’t know of any others around the city like it. I always wondered why the angle of the streets change in Bay Ridge The first house after the stores. On the map, the roads in purple were already paved and the ones in the dotted lines were still planned. Todd . The community was colonizing–forming community events, parades, jamborees, family activities and sporting teams. I lived on the corner of 69 & 7, by the parkway. 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. I married the former Vikki Loughran who lived on Ridge Blvd. Sampler of houses along Battery Avenue between 90th and 92nd Streets. In both cases, the lower-numbered Avenue “wins” and gets to proceed south. more can be found about us at www.BayRidgeCenter.org. The corner once held a conical turret, brought down in 1937 by a storm. Once again, I lived nearby for 35 years but I don’t know if I ever noted the plastic-lettered, old school Weber Plumbing sign on 7th Avenue and 82nd Street. A pair of classic, or at least superannuated, signs from the 1970s or 1980s on Bay Ridge Avenue between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. I was always in Zeke’s Roast Beef on 8th and 66th. A number of them remain in the Bronx and Queens (Lawrence Cemeteries in Astoria and Bayside and Pullis Cemetery, as well as the Alsop plot in Calvary Cemetery). The little league played there, and St. Patrick’s School used them for a school year-end field day before the property was sold in the early 70’s, if I recall right. Bedford Dispensary and Hospital, Brooklyn. I lived in Bay Ridge 35 years and never noticed this pair of gems on opposite sides of Ridge Boulevard on each side of 82nd Street by what was likely the same architect. The buildings resemble those at the Sunny Hill Resort in the Catskills, where my parents liked to vacation. 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. 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. While Brooklyn had its own fire department (the BFD, the trigraph seen on a number of old firehouses around the borough) far-flung realms like Bay Ridge were served by a number of volunteer fire departments. If you don’t mind scrolling around, you can find the place where you lived or the streets you played on. The Barkaloos lived in Bay Ridge well into the 20th Century. Pond, was a contractor who did remodeling on houses all over Bay Ridge. In 1867 he founded the machine shops that became the E. W. Bliss Company and the United States Projectile Company. My folks would take us to the park at Fort Hamilton, and somewhere I have a picture of me sticking out of the mouth of that cannon (before it was sealed off). Marianne - our hero. Queensboro Hill was a solid middle class neighborhood when we moved west in 2005. I wish I knew the architectural origins of this grand mansion at 8311 Ridge Boulevard, but its personal story is also engaging. FYI Cannon Ball Park had the cannon relocated to the front of the park along with the monument when the Verazzano bridge was built Please note with the correct spelling of Verazzano with 2 zz Al;l signs through the state have incorrect spelling and NYS refuses to have them corrected. I always manage to discover something new or at least something I had previously overlooked  in this historic neighborhood where I grew up. The house was torn down to make room when the third lane was added to the Belt Parkway and approach to the Varrazano Narrows Bridge. Enjoy this walking tour of the Brooklyn, NYC neighborhood of Bay Ridge. Most street angles have to do with topography, or the lay of the land. This was a building where exempt firemen could meet and take advantages of services offered by the Association. Near perfection in late 19th or early 20th residential design and construction. I would up moving to Flushing in 1993 and remained till 2007, with a final rent of $775. (“Blythebourne” is the original name of the development that gave rise to Borough Park. Bay Ridge est un quartier de l'arrondissement de Brooklyn à New York proche du pont Verrazano-Narrows. I lived at 361-95th St from 1944-1982. When I’m in the area, I’m always drawn like a magnet to the Kenruby Apartments, 90th Street just east of Dahlgren. Lots of memories. In July 2018 I was in Bay Ridge for one last lunch at its Nathan’s at 7th Avenue and 86th Street, which has been there since the 1970s; before that, it was another roadside fast food place. It may have been a farmhouse and likely goes back to the Irishtown days. Both were removed (as well as other artifacts alluding to the Confederacy around the USA) in 2017 because political correctness defeats historical accuracy nowadays. It’s also home to a clutch of Brooklyn parrots, though I didn’t see or hear any the day I was there. Attended St Patrick’s and Fontbonne Hall. 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. Pour House of Bay Ridge. Are perhaps related to Claire McBride? Lee Nilesn hi Gino I lived next door at8418 7 Ave from 1958 till I went into the army in 65 . This mural depicting sea life under the Belt Parkway overpass on 69th Street is relatively new. And, from the way they’re worn down, these Belgians seem to be the original paving stones. bay ridge. Parking can be a little tight if you don’t have your own parking space. The Antiochian Greek Christians, also known as Rûm, are an Arabic-speaking Christian group from the Middle East. The corner of 8th Avenues and 64th Street is the former location of two long-vanished touchstones: the 3-story mixed-use building replaced the 2001 Odyssey disco, used for exteriors and interiors for Saturday Night Fever; and the market building replaced Bay Ridge Lanes, which was a smoky, down-at-heel bowling alley the first time I was in there in 1984 (I usually bowled at the equally vanished Leemark Lanes on 88th Street. Still the greatest place on the planet. Bliss Terrace, between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue west of Colonial Road, was named for a prominent industrialist who lived in Bay Ridge. The beautiful green church is gone. I like to look at maps of Brooklyn and reminisce of my childhood there. The Neosho volunteer fire brigade was one of seven that existed in New Utrecht, prior to the formation of a paid fire department. I remember Nathan’s when it was Wetsons Burgers. That’s why we call her our fearless leader (and everyone else calls her our executive director). 1.5K likes. Hi Rosanne, A spot of internet research indicated that “Tokeneke” is a district in Darien, Connecticut, as well as a country club in the vicinity. The apartment building on 72 St seems pretty old to me and was wondering when it was built. Last time I visited, part of it was paved over. Love this sight. Growing Up In Bay Ridge Brooklyn and iconic things of our time 50-80s - Duration: 1:53. robbyrockman 2,659 views. I grew up in mid 1950: to mid 60s in an apartment in the “Wynshore” – I just found a reference to “Wynshore on the Narrows” on 74th street. You can look all over Brooklyn. 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? He was one of my uncles, but I never knew him as he died quite young at World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, two days before his daughter, one of my cousins, was born. In addition, several elevated stations on the Astoria Line are getting similar treatment. For example, I grew up in Tilden Court, but it was known to one and all as 8302 6th Avenue. 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. My mother was born in 1919 in bay ridge. The school became co-educational in 2016 after most of its existence as an all-boys’ school. She was a columnist for 40 years at Bay Ridge’s Home Reporter newspaper, now known as the Brooklyn Reporter. The parish of St. Mary’s, Ridge Boulevard and 81st Street, recently celebrated its centennial. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, at Ridge Boulevard and 84th Street, was dedicated in 1964. 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. I was on the first bus that crossed the bridge when it opened in November 1964. The above photo shows Bay Ridge’s  9/11 memorial, dedicated in 2005. Harbor movie theater. 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. The present church was constructed here in 1910 and designed by architects Ralph Adams Cram and Charles Goodhue; Christ Church’s original building still stands, as Good Shepherd Church, at 4th Avenue and 75th Street. I was on 61st between 2nd and 3rd and started my comic collection at Sam’s. The park, still known by old-timers as Bliss Park, has been in use by local residents since the 1920s; Robert Moses redesigned it in the 1930s. In 1969 I went college in upstate NY and never moved back to Brooklyn but have visited numerous times. Owls Head Park is Bay Ridge’s largest public park,stretching between the Belt Parkway, Colonial Road and 68th Street, and its high hill provides a prime viewing spot during Brooklyn’s occasional tall ship parades. 255 88th to be exact. he lived in till 1959 as did his wife sister his 2 daughters sister and his granddaughter. I lived on Ridge Court located off 72 St between 3 and 4 Ave. Beautiful dead end street with a red brick roadbed. Beware the Bibliophilia → Images from a personal library of books old and new—mostly old. Bay Ridge’s Adelphi Academy was founded in 1863 by two teachers from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Aaron Chadwick and Dr. Edward S. 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