History

Jun 272013
 
Gounardes Hopes To Bring "New Energy" As President Of Bay Ridge Historical Society

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The Bay Ridge Historical Society has begun a more youthful era under the leadership of its newly elected president, former State Senate candidate and community activist Andrew Gounardes.

Mar 192013
 
Bay Ridge Historical Society Talk On Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Tomorrow Night

EVENTS: In honor of the 102nd anniversary of the deadliest workplace accident in New York City history, Adrienne Sosin and Joel Sosinsky, co-authors of the Arcadia book The New York City Triangle Factory Fire, will give a multimedia presentation including both vintage and current photographs, as well as video clips about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. They will also address its continued relevance in today’s increasingly globalized world economy.

Oct 022012
 
Continue The Process: A beloved pastime hangs on right here

Health & Fitness: This past Saturday, a group of old friends demonstrated their stickball skills to a group of curious kids right here in Bay Ridge.

Sep 182012
 

In Bay Ridge Odyssey’s continued quest to play devil’s advocate to that underdog borough across the water, we debut a Staten Island-centric song about the Verrazano Bridge.

May 042012
 
Did You Know: Owl's Head Park Was Originally The Henry C. Murphy Estate?

The shoreline of New York Bay, specifically the Narrows, in Bay Ridge, near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, is one of Brooklyn’s most naturally beautiful places. Even today, with the highways, the buildings, and the bridge itself, it’s still easy to imagine what Canarsee Indians, then the Dutch, must have thought when seeing it. The bay is [...]