Flagg Court, 7200 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge. The school was founded in 1957, the same year I was founded. I lived at 8310 7th avenue. I never got into the plant, but the approach road past the gate had some very unusual streetlamps resembling those on the Golden Gate Bridge in California until they were replaced in the 1980s. 2. Still the greatest place on the planet. @2019 - Forgotten New York. Flag. Before that, when I lived in Bay Ridge, I eyed Flagg Court for years but didn’t get in. A fireman known as “exempt” was a member of a volunteer fire company for five years; a number of other exceptions and corollaries to this rule further explained the term “exempt.” As far as “New Utrecht” is concerned, Bay Ridge was a part of the town of New Utrecht since the town’s establishment in 1683 until it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1894, and then Greater New York absorbed Brooklyn in 1898. I’ll be forgiven if I inject some personal notes into my Bay Ridge posts. Ask me something RSS Archive Likes. Movies at Fort Hamilton for 25 cents. bay ridge. I lived in Bay Ridge for forty years and seen many changes, but some still remain like the Ragamuffin and Norwegian Day parades. Both were removed (as well as other artifacts alluding to the Confederacy around the USA) in 2017 because political correctness defeats historical accuracy nowadays. Wonderful! HS…. I was always in Zeke’s Roast Beef on 8th and 66th. and 61 street next to Sams Candy Store. I collect many types of printed matter—art books, comics, pamphlets, old children's books, periodicals, and books with no pictorial content (not featured here much). The price was too rich for me at the time, $660 per month. In 1969 I went college in upstate NY and never moved back to Brooklyn but have visited numerous times. 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. Lots of wonderful memories. The designation “Greek” mostly refers to the use of Koine Greek in liturgy. My mother was born in 1919 in bay ridge. In Dyker Heights why does it go from 7 Ave to 10 Ave? The community was colonizing–forming community events, parades, jamborees, family activities and sporting teams. Bay Ridge is a residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. 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. Harbor movie theater. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Near perfection in late 19th or early 20th residential design and construction. Should you find yourself in Bay Ridge though, here are ten spots, from sports bars to pubs, where you’ll always find a warm welcome and a strong drink. In both cases, the lower-numbered Avenue “wins” and gets to proceed south. Great memories lived there from 1935 to 1963, You should come down for the 30th Hoban Run – Walk through Bay Ridge..Google it Sun middle of Sept.. great people great time @ Xavarien. For example, I grew up in Tilden Court, but it was known to one and all as 8302 6th Avenue. The property is for sale, and the non-landmarked church may soon meet the wrecker’s ball. Thank you for sharing your story. The demographics of Brooklyn reveal a very diverse borough of New York City and a melting pot for many cultures, like the city itself. Forgotten Roller Rinks of the Past. Became a cleaners later so I bought across the street at Charlie’s near the subway entrance. Renamed Ocean Hill Memorial Dispensary and Hospital in 1920. I can’t rummage through these parts without mentioning the Barkaloo (“Revolutionary”) Cemetery at Narrows Avenue and Mackay Place. I left the waterfront at this point, but I have walked it before. I would up moving to Flushing in 1993 and remained till 2007, with a final rent of $775. I lived on 88th Street between 3rd and Ridge. Start One Now! Another Citadel of Living at Ridge Boulevard and 87th Street. Another of Bay Ridge’s short lanes is Perry Terrace, between 70th and 71st Streets west of Ridge Boulevard. 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. Bad time for “parading” in Bay Ridge since everything had a sidewalk canopy as repairs were effected. Fort Hamilton had been nicknamed Irishtown since 1825, when Irish escaping from British oppression started arriving here. Bay Ridge is a fantastic community and definitely worth the train ride during your next trip to New York City. Plus they manage to add nothing of worth. 40-01 Little Neck Parkway 24A Little Neck, NY 11363. Now St. Nicholas Nursing Home. From East: From Shore Rd to 4 Ave (due East/West) Bay Ridge’s Adelphi Academy was founded in 1863 by two teachers from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Aaron Chadwick and Dr. Edward S. Bunker, and opened on Fort Greene’s Adelphi Street, a name that comes from the Greek term for “brotherhood” (cf. Thank you to all our donors that continue to support Forgotten NY. Hello! I like to look at maps of Brooklyn and reminisce of my childhood there. Lived across from Flagg Court on 73rd St. 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 Bay Ridge, many of the non-numbered streets are named “Ridge”, “Bay” or a combination. 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 congregation was founded at a 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, fur business in 1956. All Right Reserved. Bay Ridge est un quartier de l'arrondissement de Brooklyn à New York proche du pont Verrazano-Narrows. I know what you mean. 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. “Philadelphia,” or “brotherly love”). The sunrise would highlight it beautifully. Early 1980s Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, photo by Robert Madden, from an old issue of National Geographic. The triangle was named for one of my relatives, Lieutenant William E. Coffey. This 422-unit, six-building complex contained architectural features that were avant-garde for its time, including reversible fans below the windows and exterior window shades, both now removed, as well as innovative uses of concrete as finished ceilings and for a vaulted auditorium. She was a columnist for 40 years at Bay Ridge’s Home Reporter newspaper, now known as the Brooklyn Reporter. The park was created from the estate of Eliphalet Bliss (1836-1903). Married and lived on Oliver Street and then bought house in SI. The Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant, and its stench on hot days, has been a Bay Ridge fixture for over 40 years. 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). Great site. Bay Ridge Families creates and distributes weekly kids' events roundup e-newsletters and quarterly e-publications for local Brooklyn families! I was on 61st between 2nd and 3rd and started my comic collection at Sam’s. Currently FNY headquarters is in Westmoreland Gardens in Little Neck, a complex I had my eye on beginning in the 1990s when I lived in Flushing. 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. Its most pronounced exterior feature is the pendant Carpenter Gothic cornice at the eighth floor. And such interesting history, some I knew, a lot I did not. I lived in the Kallman Home for Children from 1952, to 1962. 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. Library at 95th and 4th. Lined on both sides by handsome Tudor-style houses, Louise Terrace is another of Bay Ridge’s set of short streets, this one between Mackay Place and 70th Street near Colonial Road. The complex was socially innovative, as well, as it included a tea room, auditorium, swimming pool, bowling alley, tennis and handball courts, and a nursery school to allow the building’s mothers three hours of daily free time. Trulia User. Built in 1973, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #179) as the, several elevated stations on the Astoria Line are getting similar treatment, Its owners were arrested for welfare fraud in 2009, named for inventors of military ordinance, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8446201/member-of-neosho-voluteer-fire/. The Antiochian Greek Christians, also known as Rûm, are an Arabic-speaking Christian group from the Middle East. It may have been a farmhouse and likely goes back to the Irishtown days. When I was a small boy, my grandmother and I would often sit in this spot and watch the suspension cables getting spun, in the years 1961-1963. This smallest cemetery in Brooklyn was founded in 1725 by Dutch immigrant William Harmans Barkaloo and likely served as a family farm graveyard. The athletic fields you mention on 99th Street used to belong to St. Patrick’s. Ridge Boulevard was still “Second Avenue.”. Pigeon Park. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower. Growing Up In Bay Ridge Brooklyn: Iconic things of our time-1950s-1980s (Volume 3) [Henriksen, Robert A] on Amazon.com. I always wondered why the angle of the streets change in Bay Ridge I live in the Kenruby. I was fascinated with the place when I bicycled here using the Belt Parkway bike path. We have nice parks and playground here and some of the best schools. Lee Nilesn hi Gino I lived next door at8418 7 Ave from 1958 till I went into the army in 65 . The park is named “Cannonball Park” for the longtime presence of a 20″ Rodman gun and several cannonballs on the 4th Avenue side, one of two tested at Fort Hamilton but found unsuitable for combat. Great place to grow up and go to public schools (102 and McKinley until we moved to Midwood). Why did 4 Ave & 5 Ave merge at 95 St and not remain parallel? The other one was "Black Velvet Band", which we played last week. It was estimated to be slightly over a million dollars! The unusual, 25-foot tall bronze design by sculptor Robert Ressler depicts a fireman’s trumpet – used by firefighters to communicate over the usual din at conflagrations in the days before walkie-talkies. 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. The above photo shows Bay Ridge’s 9/11 memorial, dedicated in 2005. The Bay Ridge Avenue station was constructed as part of the Fourth Avenue Line, which was approved in 1905 and subsequently modified. In the name “New Utrecht Exempt Firemen’s Association” you find two tidbits of history. I would love to know more about her family. The “revolutionary” appellation comes from a plaque erected in 1962 on the protective gate, which indicates that several Revolutionary War veterans are buried here; though some historians dismiss the claim as spurious, others say that William Barkaloo’s sons, Harmans and Jacques, fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, which raged in Bay Ridge and throughout the towns of New Utrecht and Brooklyn. Nathan’s Coney Island location remains open, and will hopefully be there till the ocean swallows the Coney Island peninsula. Hence the term “Exempt Fireman”. This is a facebook community for sharing news, stories, promoting events and connecting with neighbors. 9 talking about this. I couldn’t remember the name of that candy store. [Historic Districts Council]. 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). The school expanded with a new gym in 1978 and an adjoining five-story classroom building in 1990. The basketball court figured in a scene in 1978’s Saturday Night Fever. John Mackay’s wife’s maiden name was Marie Louise Antionette Hungerford and it is likely the short street was named for her. The tugboat Amy Moran plying the Narrows on the way to an assignment no doubt. 1) | Larry Elder | POLITICS | Rubin Report - Duration: 21:42. There was no where better to grow up. The reason is simple. Le quartier est servi par Ligne R du métro de New York. Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. Alumni include MLB’s Rich Aurelia, Hollywood’s Scott Baio, and St. John’s University’s and the NBA’s Chris Mullin. 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. This apartment on Bay Ridge Parkway (sorry, 75th Street) has an unusual moniker. Bay Ridge was a beautiful place to grow up and it was also a great era to grow up. Went to St. Patrick’s and St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island. Watched Verazzano Bridge being built. It’s also home to a clutch of Brooklyn parrots, though I didn’t see or hear any the day I was there. It was designed by Ernest Flagg and constructed between 1933-1936. Here are a pair on Bay Ridge Avenue between Colonial Road and Narrows Avenue. At the time, I was paying $475 on 73rd Street! Love I here but miss Brooklyn. 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. I lived on Ridge Court located off 72 St between 3 and 4 Ave. Beautiful dead end street with a red brick roadbed. Todd . Organized in 1860, many of the members were among the richest men in the area – a curious thing to us today, but at the time, the rich had a lot to lose if their mansions were to go up in flames. When I was a kid in Bay Ridge, I originally had three excellent libraries to choose from, none especially close to where I lived at 6th avenue and 83rd, but close enough: the Carnegie-funded library at 4th Avenue and 95th Street; Fort Hamilton Parkway and 68th Street, across from the old Fortway Theater; here, in a modern building completed in 1959 at Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street — great midcentury design; and a fourth, built in the 1970s at 13th Avenue and 83rd Street in Dyker Heights. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The nearby Roman Catholic parish, St. Patrick’s, originated the same year. Sunday Music: The Wild Rover Back in the 1980s, when Peggy O'Neill's was the best Irish pub in Brooklyn, this was one of the two songs that would bring down the house. Why did 8 Ave & 9 Ave disappear? John Paul Jones Park, facing 101st Street between 4th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, is named for American patriot and naval hero (not the Led Zeppelin bassist), John Paul Jones (1747-1792), who, through victorious leadership in the American Revolution, became known as “the father of the Navy.”. 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. My family lived on 69th street, right above colonial road. I grew up with Philip Black along w his brother Zbill & my brother Ray. a quick history of 8320 7th avenue. Bennett Court is another nice dead end also on 72 St. The last burial took place in 1848. I live in Cleveland now and totally freaked out when we bought a house because never envisioned being a homeowner. Weirdly, half of it is Belgian-blocked and half of it is surfaced with asphalt. When I’m in the area, I’m always drawn like a magnet to the Kenruby Apartments, 90th Street just east of Dahlgren. Does your High School Class have a full-featured Alumni Website? Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, at Ridge Boulevard and 84th Street, was dedicated in 1964. This triangle features a war memorial dedicated to a local soldier, Anthony Mondello. Le pont Verrazano-Narrows. Made her sister sell it for the money. I lived on 69th street off Colonial Road. 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 […] Fort Hamilton/Irishtown was once a separate community in southern Bay Ridge adjoining Fort Hamilton, and these small houses, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 97th Street, may be from the same mid-1850s era that saw the parish of St. Patrick’s established. Both Lee and Jackson worshipped at the original St. John’s while stationed at Fort Hamilton. Here's what … The buildings resemble those at the Sunny Hill Resort in the Catskills, where my parents liked to vacation. And Bay Ridge was never Old New Utrecht but Yellow Hook. Grew up at 96th and Third. The first house after the stores. This was a building where exempt firemen could meet and take advantages of services offered by the Association. To get the answer to that you would need to go back to 1890, when this was still part of the town of New Utrecht, long before Bay Ridge was part of New York City. One of the most famous Bay Ridge highlights over the years was Hinsch’s ice cream parlor and luncheonette, on 5th near 86th. My aunt owned a rooming house in Park Slope in the 1950s.The Slope was an early victim of gentrification. I always manage to discover something new or at least something I had previously overlooked in this historic neighborhood where I grew up. When he died his youngest daughter Helen who was not a nice person. Everyone refers to the building as the “Ska Building” because of the black and white design. People are very nice here too. Lots of memories. It’s a wild Tudor with great detailing like stucco, black and white checkerboard linoleum and even a small shelf both sides of the entrance to put a planter. Went to PS 104; class of 64 and then commuted to McKee HS on Staten Island via the 69 st ferry until the bridge was finished. my grandfather had it built in1912. Marianne - our hero. While Madonna, REM, and Whitney Houston were topping the charts during the 1980s, Bay Ridge had its own vibrant music scene. At the time, the nearest road was the Road from Gowanus, which evolved into the present 3rd Ave. The Barkaloos lived in Bay Ridge well into the 20th Century. 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. Bay Ridge continued to flourish as a community with more and more “year round” residents–with the BRCA working harder than ever to preserve and protect its natural bounties and unique qualities. 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