Frances Trotter was 14-years-old when she disappeared after school one afternoon. Her cousin, who also disappeared, was much older.
The sprawling former parkway near the Bay Ridge northern border offers a microcosmic history of the community in the 20th century, from the Irish shantytown it replaced to the site of overdose and murder it became.
The literal rise and fall of the 65th Street Gas Tanks, which dominated the local landscape for decades.
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.