Bay Ridge Odyssey is a neighborhood blog for Bay Ridge that’s here to:
1) Be informative.
2) Have fun.
3) Chew bubble gum.
And we’re all out of bubble gum.
Bay Ridge Odyssey was launched in February 2012 following the transformation of another site, BK Southie, which was published from May 2009 to January 2012. While the earlier site covered all of South Brooklyn’s neighborhoods from here to Bergen Beach, the Odyssey is focused on Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, with the occasional traffic report from the Staten Island side of the bridge slipping through the net.
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, and relaunched it as the Bay Ridge-focused Odyssey in 2012. His favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory, which says a lot more about his personality than he would care to admit. His interests include pizza, Weissbier, and taking the subway to the beach, because only the best beaches in the world are subway-accessible.
Joe was born in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Marine Park, attended S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, and traveled to Europe. After returning home, Joe lived in various Brooklyn neighborhoods. A few years ago, he decided to take up writing. In 2011, he became the lead blogger for the hyperlocal news site Bensonhurst Bean from the time of its founding through its first year. In early 2012 he was featured on a local television news segment promoting Bensonhurst. His interests include architecture, history, literature, and doing things the hard way, as well as events related to his hometown of Brooklyn.
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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