In 1982, George Dalton threatened to detonate multiple explosives near 77th Street, leading to an almost 10-hour standoff that ended on a dark hill in Owl’s Head Park.
Reviving an old controversy about whether our bridge’s namesake was actually a pirate and a fraud.
James Hawkes took his terrier, Spot, for a walk. It was a cloudy Sunday, February 6, 1938, and it had probably either just stopped raining or was about to start. Hawkes lived at 9203 Third Avenue, in a building long since torn down. Despite the weather, the 15-year-old planned to walk almost a mile; he […]
The short answer: probably, sort of, eventually, maybe.
The horrifying story of Thomas McFarland, who raped and murdered his niece and mother-in-law in 1935.
The full and tragic 100-year story of how Bay Ridge’s greatest natural wonder became full of cars, apartment buildings and a highway.
Why you should vote for Brannan in the Democratic primary on September 12.
Bay Ridge has a troubled history of systemic racism, from its founding to the present.
A young art student was killed in Bay Ridge in 1899 and dumped in the bay. His killer remained undiscovered for decades—until two more people were murdered.
A fatal fire on Ridge Boulevard in 1952 looked accidental but was anything but.