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.
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.
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 fatal fire on Ridge Boulevard in 1952 looked accidental but was anything but.
In 1957, two women had been found beaten to death in Bay Ridge. Was a serial killer loose?
In 1932, an 8-year-old boy was taken off Third Avenue by two men in broad daylight while walking home from St. Anselm’s.
True Crime: Bay Ridge looks at an accidental shooting in 1937 that initially baffled investigators.
An off-duty cop killed a crooked cop at a shootout between bootleggers on 69th Street.
The tragic tale of Victoria Muspratt, who died in the crumbling mansion where she’d been born.