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Coordinates: 40.614995°′N, 74.018583°′W Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. It is bound by 65th Street on the north, Interstate 278 on the east, and the Belt Parkway-Shore Road on the west. The southern border is 101st Street. The portion below 86th Street is a subsection called Fort Hamilton. A small area east of I-278, bounded by 7th Avenue, is also part of Bay Ridge. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... Interstate 278 (abbreviated I-278) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The park stip between the shore road and Narrows Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn,. It is located south of Bay Ridge and is often considered part of Bay Ridge. ...

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Life

Night lights of Verrazano Bridge, and around
Night lights of Verrazano Bridge, and around

Bay Ridge is a largely working class and middle class neighborhood. With its strong family presence, it is not uncommon to see third or fourth generation families living in the region. Bay Ridge has been known for its large Irish and Italian population, but like other areas in South/Southwest Brooklyn, it has recently seen a large influx of Russian immigrants, and a smaller amount of Chinese and Greeks.[1] The neighborhood is home to one of America's oldest Arab communities. As far back as the 1850s, Lebanese Christians were immigrating to the neighborhood. In recent decades, Arab Muslims from a large variety of countries have moved to Bay Ridge. Bay Ridge also has many international restaurants and bars, especially along 3rd and 5th Avenue, its main commercial strips.[citation needed]. Many refer to the community as "Brooklyn's Gold Coast." Image File history File links VerrazanoNIteLITES.jpg‎ The night lights of Verrazano Bridge, and Bay Ridge Section of Brooklyn File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Bay Ridge, Brooklyn ... Image File history File links VerrazanoNIteLITES.jpg‎ The night lights of Verrazano Bridge, and Bay Ridge Section of Brooklyn File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Bay Ridge, Brooklyn ...


Educational institutions include; P.S. 102, P.S. 185 (Walter Kassenbrock Elementary School), P.S. 104 (called the Fort Hamilton School), I.S. 30 (also known as Mary White Ovington), Bay Ridge Preparatory School, Fort Hamilton High School, High School of Telecommunications, Poly Prep Country Day School, Visitation Academy, Adelphi Academy,Fontbonne Hall Academy, and Xaverian High School. Fort Hamilton High School was erected in the 1940's on the grounds of the former Crescent Athletic Club, an upper crust country club. The High School of Telecommunications was previously known as Bay Ridge High School, which was once an all-girls school. (Interestingly, Norwegian was taught in the school for many years due to the area's once-numerous Norwegian population.) Fort Hamilton High School (HS 490) is a public high school in Brooklyn, New York, USA, under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Education. ... Poly Prep is an independent college preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. ... Xaverian High School is a private, all-male, college-preparatory school located in Brooklyn, New York. ...

Typical street in Bay Ridge
Typical street in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge also has a high elderly population. It has been called a NORC or a naturally-occurring retirement community because many of its families have grown-up in the neighborhood while their children move away. In 2006, it was reported that 20% of the population of Bay Ridge is 60 or over. [2] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 332 KB) Summary Usual Victorian-style street in Bay Ridge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 332 KB) Summary Usual Victorian-style street in Bay Ridge. ... A retirement community is a very broad, generic term that covers many varieties of housing for retirees and seniors - especially designed or geared for people who no longer work, or restricted to those over a certain age. ...


Fort Hamilton, an active military base near the Verrazano Bridge, houses one of the neighborhood's few cultural attractions, The Harbor Defense Museum.[3] Another popular neighborhood attraction is the 69th Street Pier, at Bay Ridge Ave. (aka 69th Street) and Shore Road. It features a sculpture that emits a beam of light as a memorial to those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11. This article is about a United States Army Fort. ... Verrazano Bridge redirects here; for the bridge to Assateague Island, see Verrazano Bridge (Maryland). ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The neighborhood is served by a variety of local newspapers, including The Home Reporter-Sunset News, The Spectator, The Bay Ridge Paper, The Bay Ridge Courier and The Bay Ridge Eagle .


Politics

Bay Ridge is a politically polarized community. Traditionally, Bay Ridge leans Republican and is recognized as politically Conservative; Mike Long, liquor-store owner and Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, resides there. However, it has been known to elect Democrats to office as well, such as Councilman Vincent J. Gentile and Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer. The neighborhood is also home to the Brooklyn Democrats for Change, an active liberal organization. Bay Ridge is represented in the New York State Senate by Marty Golden. GOP redirects here. ... Conservatism in the United States comprises a constellation of political ideologies including fiscal conservatism, free market or economic liberalism, social conservatism,[1] bioconservatism and religious conservatism,[2][3] as well as support for a strong military,[4] small government and promotion of states rights. ... The Conservative Party of New York is an American political party active only in the state of New York. ... Vincent J. Gentile is a member of the New York City Council representing District 43, which comprises portions of Dyker Heights, as well as the Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, and Dyker Heights. ... Janele Hyer-Spencer represents the 60th Assembly District, which covers parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn. ... The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... Martin J. Golden represents District 22 in the New York State Senate, which comprises Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gerritsen Beach, Borough Park, among other Brooklyn neighborhoods. ...


The neighborhood is served by Brooklyn Community Board 10. The Brooklyn Community Board 10 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton, in the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Development is a passionate issue for Bay Ridge residents, as in recent years they saw many of the decades-old two-family houses being demolished, replaced by condominiums known colloquially as "Fedder Homes", after the branded air-conditioners poking out from the buildings' facades. In 2005, local community leaders and community activists from across the political spectrum united to issue rezoning laws.


History

Bay Ridge was originally known as Yellow Hook,[1] for the yellowish soil the original Dutch settlers observed. This name was changed in the 1853 after yellow fever struck the area and residents realized what an ill fit it was given the circumstances.[4][5] The new name was given due to the proximity of the neighborhood to New York Bay, excellent views of which were visible from the ridge that has now become Ridge Boulevard. These views attracted wealthy people, who built extravagant summer homes along Shore Road overlooking the water, many of which are still standing today and worth multiple-millions of dollars. Once the 4th Avenue Subway (now the R line) was extended in 1915, however, many Manhattan workers looking for quieter surroundings began to flow in, transforming the area into a middle-class neighborhood. New York Bay is the collective term for the marine areas surrounding the entrance of the Hudson River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


During the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, many Norwegian [2] and Danish sailors emigrated to Brooklyn, many specifically to Bay Ridge. Nordic heritage is still apparent in some sections of the neighborhood. For instance, there is an annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade [3] featuring hundreds of people in folk dress who parade along Fifth Avenues, ending in Leif Ericson Park where "Miss Norway" is crowned at the statue of Ericson donated by the Prince of Norway in 1939. The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday each year. ...


Construction of The Verrazano Bridge was completed in 1964. Though now a totemic structure beloved by many, it was bitterly opposed by residents upon the announcement of its construction, for it would require the demolition of many homes. In a rare loss for local activists, the challenges failed: the bridge was built and the homes destroyed. Also destroyed was Fort Lafayette, part of New York City's defense system along with Fort Hamilton and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, replaced by the base of the bridge's east tower.[6] The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... Fort Lafayette was an island coastal fortification in New York Harbor, built next to Fort Hamilton at the southern tip of what is now Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about a United States Army Fort. ... Fort Wadsworth is a former military installation on Staten Island, New York. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ...


The Farrell House, which has been at 125 95th St. since the early twentieth century, is one of many old mansions in Bay Ridge, and is now an official landmark. An accompanying structure, thought to have been used as a barn, was unable to be saved and was demolished. Legend has it the house was turned so that its "widow's walk", a balcony that traditionally faces the sea so women left at home could watch for their husbands' ships, would no longer face The Narrows.[7] New York Harbor, as seen in a TERRA satellite image. ...


The area of the neighborhood around Ovington Avenue (aka 70th Street) was once known as "Ovington Village"; it was ultimately swallowed up as Bay Ridge.


On August 8 2007, this area of NYC was hit by a Tornado, specifically 68th and 69th streets between 3rd and 4th avenues.[8] 11 houses had to be vacated after significant damage, and many of the trees on the two blocks toppled, landing on cars and stoops. The 4th Avenue Presbyterian Church had its very large stained glass window blown out. As the tornado lifted, it peeled the roof of a nearby Nissan dealership and deforested 40% of Leif Ericson Park. The tornado has been rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with winds between 111 and 135 MPH. [4]


Transportation

The Verrazano Bridge.
The Verrazano Bridge.

The area is serviced by the R train of the Fourth Avenue line of the New York City Subway, with stations at Bay Ridge Avenue, 77th Street, 86th Street and 95th Street. Image File history File links Verrazano. ... Image File history File links Verrazano. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Fourth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, mainly running under 4th Avenue in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... Bay Ridge Avenue is a local station on the R train line with two side platforms and two servicable tracks. ... 77 Street is a local station on the R train line with two side platforms and two servicable tracks. ... 86th Street station is a subway station along the R line approximately centered under 86th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. ... 95th Street (commonly referred to as Bay Ridge–95th Street, and historically as 95th Street–Fort Hamilton) is the southern terminal station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ...


Additionally, there are two MTA express buses which serve the Bay Ridge to Manhattan commute: the X27 serving lower Manhattan to 57th Street and the X37 serving 23rd Street to 57th Street. Many Bay Ridge commuters opt for the relative comfort and convenience of the express buses. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... 57th Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ...


Bay Ridge is readily accessible by car, encircled by the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway. The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ...


Misc. Facts & Trivia

  • Features two "step streets"--"streets that are composed entirely of steps, and steep ones at that. As a rule they were placed on hills that were too steep to build a road, yet in a rare concession to pedestrians, it was determined to allow them access to the streets denied to motor transportation", at 74th and 76th Streets, recalling the Montmartre section of Paris.[9]
  • Owl's Head Park (also known as Bliss Park), in the neighborhood's northwest corner, was previously the private estate of the Bliss Family, the namesake for nearby Bliss Terrace. Before them, the property was owned by Henry C. Murphy, a United States Senator for whom the nearby Senator Street is named. Remnants of their estate were still visible into the 1970's when they were finally demolished, having fallen into considerable disrepair.
  • The "69th Street Pier", located at 69th St. just off Shore Road, is the community's key seaside recreation spot. Recreational Sportfishing is just one of them. Yearly, Recreational fishermen travel across the Borough and from the outer Borough's to fish the waters of "The Bay Ridge Anchorage", and along the seawall promenade which runs from the Pier to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and points East. Years prior to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, commuter ferry service was operated between this Bay Ridge Pier and the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island.
  • The grounds of Xaverian High School include the remnants of a small cemetery, visible from the street at Narrows Ave. and Mackay Place, that dates back to the days of the Revolutionary War. Simon Cortelyou is interred there.
  • Steven Seagal has many scenes in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the action film "Out for Justice" which takes place in these neighborhoods, and is home to one of the movies actors, Sonny Hurst, who plays "Tattoo" in the infamous scene in the pool hall where he gets his teeth knocked out with an eight ball.
  • The runaway subway train in Spiderman 2 was destined for Bay Ridge.
  • Parts of the show Rescue Me are set in the neighborhood.
  • Peggy, the newly hired secretary on AMC's Mad Men, is from Bay Ridge.
  • Parts of the 2007 film Brooklyn Rules were set and filmed in Bay Ridge.
  • During September of 2007, Owls Head Park and nearby Shore Road, were location shoots for the movie, What Happens in Vegas..., starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.
  • A colony of wild Monk Parakeets lives in Bay Ridge's Lief Erickson Park.

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Notable residents

Famous personalities out of Bay Ridge include

  • Maria Bartiromo, CNBC anchor, grew up in Bay Ridge, where her family owned an Italian restaurant.[10]
  • Justin Brannan, Musician, grew up on Shore Road.
  • C. C. DeVille, Guitarist of the 1980s metal band Poison grew up in Bay Ridge, attending P.S. 102, McKinley JHS, and Fort Hamilton H.S.
  • Mike and Adam McLeer of the hip-hop/punk band "The Lordz" (previously the "Lordz of Brooklyn")
  • Filmmaker, actor, director, Giovanni Capitello was born in Bay Ridge at Victory Memorial Hospital.
  • Actor Chuck Connors of The Rifleman fame grew up on Senator Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.[11]
  • Dan Grimaldi, Television / Film actor and The Sopranos regular
  • Robert Ginty, actor with many movies and TV appearances; played Lt. T. J. Wiley in Baa Baa Black Sheep hit TV show, and now is a director.
  • TV director John Gray is from Bay Ridge originally and in many "Ghost Whisperer" episodes there are references to streets and locations from Bay Ridge Brooklyn (Ex. Lento's Restaurant in the movie was the name of an actual Bay Ridge restaurant for over 30 years).
  • Former New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer lived in a house on 79th Street in Bay Ridge before being elected mayor.
  • Edwin Castro son of Fidel Castro lived in Bay Ridge for some time while attending school.
  • Former Olympic Basketball superstar Chris Mullin played basketball for Xaverian High School.
  • The Untouchable DJ Drastic, DJ, Radio Personality, & Music Industry Professional, grew up in Bay Ridge; he attended P.S. 102, I.S. 259, & The High School of Telecommunication, Arts, & Technology.
  • John Eder an American politician and a member of the Green Party is from Bay Ridge.
  • Both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were at some point in their respective careers in the US Army were stationed at Fort Hamilton and resided in Bay Ridge.
  • In the Boys of Summer era, a number of the Brooklyn Dodgers lived in Bay Ridge, including Pee Wee Reese, who lived on Barwell Terrace and 97th Street, Duke Snider, who lived on Marine Avenue between 97th and 98th Streets, and Carl Erskine, who lived on Lafayette Walk and 94th Street.

Maria Bartiromo is a business news anchor, reporter, and interviewer for CNBC television co-hosting the Closing Bell program from 3 to 5pm weekdays ET and is the host and managing editor for the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo program. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bruce Anthony Johannesson better known as C. C. DeVille born May 14, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York is best known as the lead guitarist of the American glam metal band Poison. ... Poison is an American glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Lordz of Brooklyn is a group of rap music performers with members of Italian-American descent based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... Giovanni Familiare Capitello (born August 27, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American filmmaker / actor. ... Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor and a professional basketball and baseball player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dan Grimaldi is an Italian-American actor who is most well-known for his role as Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... This article is about the television series. ... Robert Ginty (born August 14, 1948 in New York, New York) is an American movie actor and director. ... Baa, Baa Black Sheep is a nursery rhyme set to a variant of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tune [1]. Baa Baa, Black Sheep is the title of a short story by Rudyard Kipling. ... John Gray (Born in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television producer and screenwriter, who is currently an executive producer on the CBS television series Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. ... Ghost Whisperer is an American television drama-fantasy-thriller that premiered on CBS September 23, 2005. ... ODwyer (left) visiting a cancer-ravaged Babe Ruth in 1948. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and a former American basketball player. ... Daniel M. Johnson known by his stage name “The Untouchable DJ Drastic”, is a Hispanic American DJ, radio personality, and music industry tastemaker from Brooklyn, New York. ... John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is a Green Party Leader, social activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... For other uses, see Robert E. Lee (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Stonewall Jackson, see Stonewall Jackson (disambiguation). ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Boys of Summer is a book by Roger Kahn, recounting the history of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team up to their victory in the 1955 World Series, and tracking the lives of the players over the subsequent years as they aged. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Harold Henry Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. ... Duke Sniders number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles... Carl Daniel Erskine (born December 13, 1926 in Anderson, Indiana) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 through 1959. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/11209.html
  2. ^ "Counting Graying Heads." The New York Times. January 1, 2006 p6(Local)
  3. ^ Harbor Defense Museum
  4. ^ http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=151
  5. ^ If You're Thinking of Living In/Red Hook; Isolated Brooklyn Area Starts to Awaken, The New York Times, June 10, 2001
  6. ^ The definitive history of the building of the bridge is Gay Talese's The Bridge, more information on which can be found here: http://www.gothamgazette.com/books/bridge.php
  7. ^ An extensive history of the house can be found here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E5DA163FF934A2575BC0A961958260
  8. ^ Photos and a story of the aftermath of the Bay Ridge tornado can be seen here: http://www.brooklynrowhouse.com/node/89
  9. ^ Step Streets, accessed February 26, 2007
  10. ^ Thomas Jr., Thomas. "Questions Grow About a Top CNBC Anchor", The New York Times, February 12, 2007. Accessed October 13, 2007. "And while much has been made of her Sophia Loren-like looks, her early career ascent was propelled by pluck, ambition and like another famous, albeit fictional, product of Bay Ridge, Tony Manero in “Saturday Night Fever,” a hunger to make it big across the river in Manhattan."
  11. ^ Lambert, Bruce. " Chuck Connors, Actor, 71, Dies; Starred as Television's 'Rifleman'", The New York Times, November 11, 1992. Accessed October 9, 2007. "Despite his western image, Mr. Connors was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn."

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