Bay Ridge Odyssey is a neighborhood news and events web site for the proud, vibrant, and diverse community of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We’re here to inform, and we like to have lots of fun along the way.
Bay Ridge Odyssey officially launched in February 2012. It is the successor site to another blog – the southern-Brooklyn-oriented BK Southie, which was active from May 2009 until the time of Odyssey’s founding. On Odyssey, you will find news about people, groups, and businesses in Bay Ridge, information on local civic issues, and the neighborhood’s most comprehensive guide to local events.
A native of Upstate New York and a Brooklyn resident “on-and-off” since 1999 (he’s still in denial about his four-year exile in Connecticut), Brian founded BK Southie, a southern Brooklyn community blog, in 2009. He relaunched it in 2012 as the Bay Ridge-focused Odyssey. His favourite TV show is Doctor Who, which is British, and that’s why favourite is spelled with a ‘u.’ His interests include pizza, English ales, and taking the subway to the beach, because only the best beaches in the world are subway-accessible.
Odyssey takes its name from both a children’s science and space exploration magazine and the local nightclub featured in Saturday Night Fever, but if you think about it, both of those Seventies-era institutions probably took their names from the Arthur Clarke novel and Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Which we’re pretty sure was paying homage itself to Homer’s Iliad sequel, the epic Greek poem that introduced the word “odyssey” into human languages in the first place.
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