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.
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.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: From 1893 to 1940, you could take an elevated subway train from Downtown Brooklyn to 3rd Avenue and 65th Street.
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.
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 [...]