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.
Reviving an idea more than a century old to abolish the military installation and build a public park.
A board member of Beit El-Maqdis talks about hate crimes, community classes, religious services, protest marches and more.
On the rough-and-tumble resort at the edge of Fort Hamilton village.
A pastoral field in rural Bay Ridge was the perfect spot for a park. But then the area got a little too popular.
Fights erupted in the early 20th century over street names meant to “greatly improve” Bay Ridge—like “Emerald,” and “Beechwood.”
On the history of McKinley Park, a misunderstood little greenspace.
When fraternal organizations were a major force in Brooklyn’s social and civic life.
The Episcopal Church did more than offer future Confederate legends a place to pray. From its country origins to its Verrazano-choked end.
Renae Holland, owner of the popular seafood popup, gives us the low down on opening up a brick-and-mortar outpost in Bay Ridge.