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.
Teunis Bergen’s old homestead is for sale, and the realtor suggests the buyer could knock it down.
The full and tragic 100-year story of how Bay Ridge’s greatest natural wonder became full of cars, apartment buildings and a highway.
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 microcosmic history of Bay Ridge in the tale of how a country club was formed, dissolved, and transformed into Fort Hamilton High School.
The tragic tale of Victoria Muspratt, who died in the crumbling mansion where she’d been born.
The wacky tales of Mrs. Gertrude Lintz, who raised chimps, gorillas, St. Bernards and more on her property next to Fort Hamilton High School.
A little piece of Shore Road could get a whole lot prettier.
“Crescent Hill” was a subdevelopment that we’ve totally forgotten—but its restrictive building-rules survive.
Our best and biggest greenspace was briefly—and almost permanently—a military installation!