Cannonball Park

The Full, Epic History of “Cannonball Park”

A few acres at the tip of Bay Ridge provide a microcosmic history of that part of the neighborhood, from Coney Island-like amusements to Vietnam-era protests.

Giuseppe Catania murder Shore Road

True Crime Bay Ridge: On Shore Road, the First Mafia Murder in New York

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.

Johnson's Dock

True Crime Bay Ridge: The Many Murders of John Kilbride

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.

Crescent Club tennis

The Epic Rise and Fall of Bay Ridge’s Once Most-Important Institution

A microcosmic history of Bay Ridge in the tale of how a country club was formed, dissolved, and transformed into Fort Hamilton High School.