Reviving an idea more than a century old to abolish the military installation and build a public park.
The Barkaloo Cemetery, home to at least one veteran of the American Revolution, has been at the corner of Mackay Place and Narrows for almost 300 years.
In 1902, a few teenage boys swimming off 73rd Street discovered the almost-beheaded corpse of a Brooklyn grocer, which would lead police to one of the earliest organized gangs in the city.
In 1982, a booby-trapped package killed a woman on 91st Street. A decade later, the killer struck again. And again. And again. And again.
Teunis Bergen’s old homestead is for sale, and the realtor suggests the buyer could knock it down.
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 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.