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.

Leif Ericson Park parade ground

The Long-Forgotten History of Leif Ericson Park

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.