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Looks like we have an outdated ad here for “We Buy Gold” unless we can buy gold at that physical therapy office. 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. Another Citadel of Living at Ridge Boulevard and 87th Street. Brooklyn’s Adelphi Street in turn had been named for London’s Adelphi Terrace, an early housing development in London, England that lasted from 1774 to 1938. In 1965 Adelphi moved to a large brick mansion at Ridge Boulevard that was previously the Kallman Home for Children at Ridge Boulevard and 86th Street. I’ve questioned the MTA spending money and closing stations for months for what seems like cosmetic changes (though the Astoria Line stations required intensive repairs) but it’s hard to argue with the state-of-the-art results. I was always in Zeke’s Roast Beef on 8th and 66th. Most street angles have to do with topography, or the lay of the land. 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. 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. Time for the N train at 8th Avenue, which like most Sea Beach Line stations has been under repair since 2015. While Madonna, REM, and Whitney Houston were topping the charts during the 1980s, Bay Ridge had its own vibrant music scene. Bay Ridgeites one and all call Bay Ridge Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway 69th Street and 75th Street, respectively–it’s a mark of recognition as a Bay Ridgeite. I was born in 1953. Even so, it has retained its original entrance canopies which feature ornamental metal brackets. Here's what … You would not believe the little jewelbox house gems I discovered on this walk. It was also in this spot that Tony Manero told Stephanie in Saturday Night Fever that a man had fallen into unset concrete at the Brooklyn anchorage. The first Dutch settlers started farming in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in the 17th century. Everyone refers to the building as the “Ska Building” because of the black and white design. Real Racism and "Bogus" Black Lives Matter (Pt. The restaurant across the street, New Corner, is one of Brooklyn’s more venerable and admired, though I admit I’ve never been in. The nearby Roman Catholic parish, St. Patrick’s, originated the same year. Gee,how many people in NY and elsewhere can no longer afford to live where they grew up. Enjoy this walking tour of the Brooklyn, NYC neighborhood of Bay Ridge. Early 1980s Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, photo by Robert Madden, from an old issue of National Geographic. The other one was "Black Velvet Band", which we played last week. While today’s developers cut costs by sticking to cookie cutter formulas, these houses had similar variations by using oval and polygonal bays in the same row, and other subtle differences. Bennett Court is another nice dead end also on 72 St. The corner of 8th Avenues and 64th Street is the former location of two long-vanished touchstones: the 3-story mixed-use building replaced the 2001 Odyssey disco, used for exteriors and interiors for Saturday Night Fever; and the market building replaced Bay Ridge Lanes, which was a smoky, down-at-heel bowling alley the first time I was in there in 1984 (I usually bowled at the equally vanished Leemark Lanes on 88th Street. I live on the Upper Eastside but still drive to Bay Ridge once a month. In Dyker Heights why does it go from 7 Ave to 10 Ave? I remember the Christmas lights on the homes on 11 & 12 ave. and 61 street next to Sams Candy Store. Grew up at 96th and Third. That’s why we call her our fearless leader (and everyone else calls her our executive director). I’d imagine the architect or developer of this building also had interests in Connecticut. Love I here but miss Brooklyn. Was born on 54 street back in the day it was Bay Ridge. Lived in BR on Gatling Pl from 1961 to 1975. Demolished for city housing. My mother was born in 1919 in bay ridge. he lived in till 1959 as did his wife sister his 2 daughters sister and his granddaughter. I can’t rummage through these parts without mentioning the Barkaloo (“Revolutionary”) Cemetery at Narrows Avenue and Mackay Place. Both are worth a look. 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. Marianne - our hero. The school was founded in 1957, the same year I was founded. In the 1980s, commuter ferry service was instituted between Bay Ridge and Manhattan, once again using the 69th Street pier, but the pier has fallen into disrepair periodically through the years. I was fascinated with the place when I bicycled here using the Belt Parkway bike path. A pair of classic, or at least superannuated, signs from the 1970s or 1980s on Bay Ridge Avenue between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. Before Nathans it was Mitchell’s Drive in and the houses that replaced a ball field was St. Patricks ball field. Images from a personal library of books old and new—mostly old. This is a facebook community for sharing news, stories, promoting events and connecting with neighbors. @2019 - Forgotten New York. It was right on Shore Rd and had the cool house number of 1. Le quartier est servi par Ligne R du métro de New York. 1) | Larry Elder | POLITICS | Rubin Report - Duration: 21:42. fond memories wish I had a photo of house. Her capacities are 44,909 gallons of fuel. Accès. I always wondered why the angle of the streets change in Bay Ridge You often see such trumpets depicted on memorials and gravesites. This apartment on Bay Ridge Parkway (sorry, 75th Street) has an unusual moniker. Bad time for “parading” in Bay Ridge since everything had a sidewalk canopy as repairs were effected. I grew up in mid 1950: to mid 60s in an apartment in the “Wynshore” – I just found a reference to “Wynshore on the Narrows” on 74th street. Lee Nilesn hi Gino I lived next door at8418 7 Ave from 1958 till I went into the army in 65 . Its most pronounced exterior feature is the pendant Carpenter Gothic cornice at the eighth floor. 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. Fort Hamilton restaurant for special occasions and Hinsch’s every day. I still went to my favorite lunch spots, Zeke’s Roast Beef and the Nathan’s on 86th St. 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. Great site. The Barkaloo Cemetery is still historic since it’s the only family plot in Brooklyn not part of a larger cemetery. She’s passionate about ensuring that you get the very best services possible. I watched the east tower of the Verrazano Bridge go up from the vantage point of homeroom class at New Utrecht HS in the early 60’s. In both cases, the lower-numbered Avenue “wins” and gets to proceed south. Thanks for the memories. 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. The first house after the stores. His estate, Owls Head, featured an observatory known as the Bayard Tower. Start One Now! The designation “Greek” mostly refers to the use of Koine Greek in liturgy. Since 2010, the population of Brooklyn was estimated by the Census Bureau to have increased 3.5% to 2,592,149 as of 2013, representing 30.8% of New York City's population, 33.5% of Long Island's population, and 13.2% of New York State's population. my grandfather had it built in1912. Bay Ridge Families. In 1969 I went college in upstate NY and never moved back to Brooklyn but have visited numerous times. The community was colonizing–forming community events, parades, jamborees, family activities and sporting teams. The tugboat Amy Moran plying the Narrows on the way to an assignment no doubt. some people are greedy and unspurious, as his youngest daughter. The apartment building on 72 St seems pretty old to me and was wondering when it was built. However, they had competition where the sporting goods joint is — Pohl’s, which I chiefly remember for being pitch dark within. Bay Ridge est un quartier de l'arrondissement de Brooklyn à New York proche du pont Verrazano-Narrows. There’s R train and a couple of express bus and local buses, it’s also close by the highway." It may have been a farmhouse and likely goes back to the Irishtown days. The little league played there, and St. Patrick’s School used them for a school year-end field day before the property was sold in the early 70’s, if I recall right. The Antiochian Greek Christians, also known as Rûm, are an Arabic-speaking Christian group from the Middle East. Both places close to where you grew up. Thank you to all our donors that continue to support Forgotten NY. I guess the new NYC has no plans for working or middle class types anymore. Your rink may be gone, but not the memories of the best times of your life! In the name “New Utrecht Exempt Firemen’s Association” you find two tidbits of history. I live in the Kenruby. We lived in the house at 8401 Ridge Blvd which was torn down and replaced by the Greek church pictured in this story. more can be found about us at www.BayRidgeCenter.org. Great memories. The corner once held a conical turret, brought down in 1937 by a storm. Bay Ridge Hospital, 437 Ovington Avenue, Brooklyn. This smallest cemetery in Brooklyn was founded in 1725 by Dutch immigrant William Harmans Barkaloo and likely served as a family farm graveyard. Biggest church in Brooklyn was our Lady of Perpetual Help RC was also bay Ridge in the day. 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. Une rue typique de Bay Ridge. It is a product of Classreport, Inc. and may not be affiliated with Bay Ridge High School or its alumni association. Three or four handsomely designed pedestrian overpasses featuring iron scrollwork connecting the north side of the parkway with the pedestrian/bike path along the shoreline are still in operation, including this one, at 92nd Street and Shore Road. In 1867 he founded the machine shops that became the E. W. Bliss Company and the United States Projectile Company. To make a donation, please use the button below. I spend my early life (late 40’s/early 50’s) on 95th between 3rd & 4th. 1942 to 1960. Library at 95th and 4th. Marianne is weathered, but she’s fierce. 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. Plus they manage to add nothing of worth. PUBLISHED April 17, 2013. Growing Up In Bay Ridge Brooklyn and iconic things of our time 50-80s - Duration: 1:53. robbyrockman 2,659 views. Francis and mary Duffy. Thank you for this excellent piece! Another of Bay Ridge’s short lanes is Perry Terrace, between 70th and 71st Streets west of Ridge Boulevard. This triangle features a war memorial dedicated to a local soldier, Anthony Mondello. He was elected in 1900 as the 25th President of the USA and first one in the 20th Century; the Spanish-American War was waged under his presidency and as the spoils of the victory over Spain, the USA had annexed Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Philippines. The park was created from the estate of Eliphalet Bliss (1836-1903). In its early days Louise Terrace was called Elvira Terrace, but none of that has anything to do with Cassandra Peterson, TV’s Elvira. The Neosho volunteer fire brigade was one of seven that existed in New Utrecht, prior to the formation of a paid fire department. It was sold to developers who knocked it down, and an ugly school building is now in its place. Flagg Court, 7200 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge. 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. Thank you for the walk down memory lane. Last time I visited, part of it was paved over. Went to St. Patrick’s and St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island. Growing Up In Bay Ridge Brooklyn: Iconic things of our time-1950s-1980s (Volume 3) This mural depicting sea life under the Belt Parkway overpass on 69th Street is relatively new. Bay Ridge is a residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Todd . Ask me something RSS Archive Likes. I grew up with Philip Black along w his brother Zbill & my brother Ray. I don’t know of any others around the city like it. Trulia User. 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). In addition, several elevated stations on the Astoria Line are getting similar treatment. Great place to grow up and go to public schools (102 and McKinley until we moved to Midwood). I lived in the Kallman Home for Children from 1952, to 1962. Love this sight. My aunt owned a rooming house in Park Slope in the 1950s.The Slope was an early victim of gentrification. I like to look at maps of Brooklyn and reminisce of my childhood there. It remembers a local resident, John W. Mackay (1831-1902) a prominent 19th Century area landowner: after making a fortune discovering tons of silver as part of the Bonanza Group at the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1873, he entered the real estate, mining and telegraph businesses. Though the present structure dates to 1890, there has been a St. John’s Church on this location since 1834, when soldiers garrisoned at Fort Hamilton built the first St. John’s. One of the most famous Bay Ridge highlights over the years was Hinsch’s ice cream parlor and luncheonette, on 5th near 86th. And such interesting history, some I knew, a lot I did not. These tract houses were built on Shore Road, wrapping around to 3rd and 4th Avenues, sometime in the mid-to-late 1970s, replacing what I think was an athletic field. Thanks for sharing your memories of old Fort Hamilton & Bay He willed the estate to New York City, provided it be used for parkland. No more having to catch the 69th Street ferry! I also was born in 1956 at 7501 Ridge Blvd down the block where my aunt and uncle lived in Flagg Court where my brother and I swam in the pool in the middle of the bldgs. Flag. I lived on 69th street off Colonial Road. Angela Piccini Canadé is remembered at 3rd Avenue and 84th Street. Before that, when I lived in Bay Ridge, I eyed Flagg Court for years but didn’t get in. The buildings resemble those at the Sunny Hill Resort in the Catskills, where my parents liked to vacation. Queensboro Hill was a solid middle class neighborhood when we moved west in 2005. John Mackay’s wife’s maiden name was Marie Louise Antionette Hungerford and it is likely the short street was named for her. “The housing stock is not too dissimilar from other surrounding neighborhoods," he says. Hi Rosanne, Forgotten Roller Rinks of the Past. All Right Reserved. The purpose here is to occasionally introduce someone to a book they didn't know existed. In Bay Ridge, many of the non-numbered streets are named “Ridge”, “Bay” or a combination. 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. Christ Church of Bay Ridge, Ridge Boulevard between 73rd and 74th Streets, still looks like the same country church it was when the congregation arrived in 1853. Are perhaps related to Claire McBride? 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. Il y a aussi deux autobus express : le X27 et le X37. I was on 61st between 2nd and 3rd and started my comic collection at Sam’s. for the locals,felt they were slow and stupid and had no ambition.Their Brooklyn accents were an The congregation was founded at a 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, fur business in 1956. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, at Ridge Boulevard and 84th Street, was dedicated in 1964. Because of the street layout in Bay Ridge, thee are two points where a pair of numbered avenues come together at a V. There’s one at 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue and 95th Street, and here again at 7th and 8th Avenues and 73rd Street. The mansion and tower were razed in 1940. From East: From Shore Rd to 4 Ave (due East/West) Many apartment buildings around the city are named (matching Britain’s fondness for naming houses; John Lennon’s childhood home was called Mendips) but few in the States actually use them. The names “Joseph Perry” and “A.C. Contact Admin: pepbox@me.com The world from my corner of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn-- Free Speech Zone -- E-mail me at bayridgephantom@gmail.com--February 03, 2008. This apartment building between 3rd and 4th on Bay Ridge Avenue has a more utilitarian design. John Carty Park was built beneath the connecting ramp between the Verrazano Bridge and the Belt Parkway in 1964 and later named for a local 32-year civil servant who died in 1970. Lived across from Flagg Court on 73rd St. Well, I think that hits it in the head for the day. The school became co-educational in 2016 after most of its existence as an all-boys’ school. 255 88th to be exact. The beautiful green church is gone. And Bay Ridge was never Old New Utrecht but Yellow Hook. It’s recently been sold and the restaurant will be razed for apartment buildings that overlook the golf course. The reason is simple. Then we moved all the way to a semi-attached house at 8420-7 Ave, 1962-1969. 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. Mackay Place has its own story, too. Bay Ridge was a beautiful place to grow up and it was also a great era to grow up. 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. It is bounded by Sunset Park on the north, Dyker Heights on the east, the Narrows and the Belt Parkway on the west, and Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on the south. I always manage to discover something new or at least something I had previously overlooked  in this historic neighborhood where I grew up. “Philadelphia,” or “brotherly love”). Do you know where I could research that? (“Blythebourne” is the original name of the development that gave rise to Borough Park. 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. The school expanded with a new gym in 1978 and an adjoining five-story classroom building in 1990. The price was too rich for me at the time, $660 per month. Virginians Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are not names you would immediately associate with Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but the famed Confederate generals do play a minor part in neighborhood history, both at Fort Hamilton and at St. John’s Episcopal Church on 99th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway. Originally wooden, it fell apart after the original ferry was shut down, and a new concrete pier was built in the 70s. Married and lived on Oliver Street and then bought house in SI. Ridge Boulevard was still “Second Avenue.”. I didn’t get a good picture of it, but the large picture stained glass window facing Ridge Boulevard was installed and designed by Tiffany Glass. This is a map of Bay Ridge in the 1980’s and it has a lot of pictures of homes and businesses at that time. 40-01 Little Neck Parkway 24A Little Neck, NY 11363. Thank you for sharing your story. Golf in Bay Ridge The Crescent Club had space for its clubhouse and an athletic field that could accommodate several sports. It will always be 69street that where the Staten Island Ferry was located the only way from Brooklyn to Staten Island Before the bridge. Menu, hours, photos, and more for Bay Ridge Diner located at 8017 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11209-4003, offering Breakfast, American, Smoothies and Juices, Dinner, Diner, Sandwiches, Greek and Lunch Specials. Volunteer firemen could qualify for exemption from jury duty as a perk for volunteering. I lived on 88th Street between 3rd and Ridge. Lots of wonderful memories. Please buy good books and share them; support artists, independent publishers, and booksellers; and keep the culture of quality printed matter alive. Both were removed (as well as other artifacts alluding to the Confederacy around the USA) in 2017 because political correctness defeats historical accuracy nowadays. It took its name from a local Native American chief in the pre-colonial era. “Neosho” stumps me, since it is a town in Missouri. It was designed by Ernest Flagg and constructed between 1933-1936. In the 1980s, I was dissatisfied with the heat in my place on 73rd Street and was seeking lodging elsewhere and looked at some places in this area, in the 90s near the waterfront. Ridge. 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. Nathan’s Coney Island location remains open, and will hopefully be there till the ocean swallows the Coney Island peninsula. This website and photo’s bring back fond memories. One of the property owners here was the Perry family. The Department of Transportation refuses to acknowledge this, and thus, this informal sign is the only one in the neighborhood that calls the street what everyone else calls it. 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. It is so pretty. Bay Ridge Place runs between Bay Ridge Avenue and Ovington Avenue west of 3rd, and part of it is lined by some more of those attached townhouses I like so much. I watched the Verrazano bridge being built. Alumni include MLB’s Rich Aurelia, Hollywood’s Scott Baio, and St. John’s University’s and the NBA’s Chris Mullin. I did not attend Xaverian High School (named for St. Francis Xavier) on Shore Road and Mackay Place, but I liked their sports letter, which was, of course, a big X — one of my favorite letters. And their owners care about them, too. I lived at 316-61st Street from when I was born on Oct. 1,1944. the apartment house was the first building about 100 feet from the corner of 3 rd Ave. But it didn’t have the space for a proper golf course, so it used to use the open land surrounding the club, in the days before there were houses there. A trio of attached brick houses with semicircular bays, 100th Street between 4th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway. You can look all over Brooklyn. At the time, the nearest road was the Road from Gowanus, which evolved into the present 3rd Ave. Perry” are seen on the map. Had his office just off 3rd ave on 86th st. Does your High School Class have a full-featured Alumni Website? Rust is beginning to take a toll. The presence of many gorgeous churches in Bay Ridge serves to alleviate — somewhat — the sting that the loss of the Bay Ridge Methodist (“Green”) Church at 4th and Ovington Avenues in 2008 produced. Beware the Bibliophilia → Images from a personal library of books old and new—mostly old. The demographics of Brooklyn reveal a very diverse borough of New York City and a melting pot for many cultures, like the city itself. Colonial Hall at Colonial Road and 92nd Street. These photos bring back many memories of accompanying him to various jobs when I was a kid. I remember your parents and you kids.My parents moved to NJ in 79 Iused to send Christmas cards to your mom in FLA I lived on Gatling PL before 7 Ave .In NJ now many years.Imet your uncle Vic in Viet Nam.L lots of memories. And the people moving in to these places dont seem to respect or care for what went before. Owls Head Park is Bay Ridge’s largest public park,stretching between the Belt Parkway, Colonial Road and 68th Street, and its high hill provides a prime viewing spot during Brooklyn’s occasional tall ship parades. Why did 8 Ave & 9 Ave disappear? Harbor movie theater. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Easy bus ride! We also lived on the same block. Though some have been buffed out, the remaining ones depict former volunteer fire companies’ seals and names—such as Old Jackson H&L (Hook & Ladder); Blythebourne Engine; Neosho H&L; Bay Ridge Engine—of the former New Utrecht Exempt Firemen’s Association. The setting is the Bay Ridge Memorial Pier, first known as the 69th Street Pier located where Bay Ridge Avenue meets the Narrows, though Bay Ridgeites one and all call Bay Ridge Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway 69th Street and 75th Street, respectively. Bay Ridge Center. Bring your friends here for a night of laid-back fun. Why did 4 Ave & 5 Ave merge at 95 St and not remain parallel? 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. She was a columnist for 40 years at Bay Ridge’s Home Reporter newspaper, now known as the Brooklyn Reporter. 13 talking about this. He’s our “can do” man. McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist in September 1901 and was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. Bands like City Kids, … I lived there for 18 years. Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. 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). It’s a beautiful building and the apartment has its original wood and glass doors with etched designs and glass door knobs. This was a building where exempt firemen could meet and take advantages of services offered by the Association. My guess is that the Neosho in the old fire company’s name commemorates the Union ironclad ship of that name which served on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. Hello! Information on the vessel is easily obtainable from tugboatinformation: Built in 1973, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #179) as the Amy Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. To Southeast: From 4 Ave to (NW/SE) Bensonhurst Maternity Hospital, 7801 Bay Parkway. I couldn’t remember the name of that candy store. I would up moving to Flushing in 1993 and remained till 2007, with a final rent of $775. 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. This was also a favored spot for me to ride my bicycle, no crosswalks between 92nd Street and JP Jones Park. Became a cleaners later so I bought across the street at Charlie’s near the subway entrance. The Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant, and its stench on hot days, has been a Bay Ridge fixture for over 40 years. Just saying, the old A St Pats field had been sold by the mnsgr of St Pats and then sat as a sunken mess of an empty lot for years before finally being developed. The church has been known as Union Church since it merged with a Presbyterian church a block away in 1918. I’ll be forgiven if I inject some personal notes into my Bay Ridge posts. Beth Moses Hospital, 404 Hart Street, Brooklyn. The above photo shows Bay Ridge’s  9/11 memorial, dedicated in 2005. A spot of internet research indicated that “Tokeneke” is a district in Darien, Connecticut, as well as a country club in the vicinity. The Belt Parkway, officially known as Shore Parkway between the Gowanus Expressway and Laurelton Parkway in Queens, was originally called the Circumferential Parkway and was built on landfill mostly along the shores of Brooklyn and Queens from 1938-1940. 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.”. I grew up in dyker heights. The land developed for the terrace and the apartment building were likely purchased directly from the Perrys. Began my education at the PS on Ridge Blvd one of my childhood there using Belt! 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