Category archives: News

  • Just as we did in 1931. But with watermelon eating contests. Bay Ridge is buzzing with excitement. Last minute float ideas, trips to the hardware store, crepe paper. The 4th of July is less than a week away! For old timers and those new to the hood—welcome to Christmas in July. Bay Ridge has put[...]
  • Facebook friends! We launched the Bay Ridge Exchange on Facebook several years ago as an "unofficial" bulletin board or community exchange—managed by volunteers. We laid down the following ground rules (listed in the description) to keep it clean and purposeful—and have moderated[...]
  • Parents! Our lives are about to switch gears in a big way. Schools will soon be out! Time to bust out the calendars and plan some fun outings + activities for kiddos. Be sure to book your weeks with the BR summer camp—it's a terrific way to get our neighborhood friends together for some fun by th[...]
  • Hello! It's hard to believe this website is 4 years old. That went fast. But, alas, 4 in digital years is a long time. So, we recently took a few steps to get things re-calibrated and secure. And fixed a few bugs along the way. So! If you're a new resident wanting to register for full-website [...]
  • It takes a certain kind of person to take on the Jamboree. I mean, it's not just a party—it's a celebration for hundreds of neighbors spanning all generations—with games, rides, crafts, food, drink and entertainment. And live animals. We've been lucky over the years to have creative, big-hear[...]
  • That. Was. Amazing. Before we go into the fun details, let's pause and thank our 4th hero: Meredith Howe. (Who will kill me for posting her picture; but in case you don't know who she is...) It takes a special kind of visionary, cool-under-fire, diplomatic leader to see it all through—and that's[...]
  • Tomorrow is July 1! If you're like most BR-neighbors right now, you're busy digging paint out of your fingernails and eyeing household appliances that just might work to pull together some float ideas. Just remember: last minute is OK. (It's more than OK, it's the norm!) What's this, you say? In [...]
  • It's our birthday! Wanna know how our country celebrated the 4th in 1777? By shooting a cannon 13 times, of course, holding a parade, lighting off fireworks and bonfires. Oh, and ringing bells. Well, check us out these 239 years later—still celebrating in similar style! We've got all that covered h[...]
  • Passing on some timely info! Fishing on the Bluff by Tolly Point There continues to be complaints from Bay Ridge Residents that some who fish do not pick up their trash and are rude, noisy and drinking into the late hours. We remind residents that fishing is restricted to Bay Ridge Residents an[...]
  • Hello friends! It's coming; it really is. Sun, bay breezes, swimming—the High Season will be upon us soon. And the BR Pool Committee is ensuring that we keep our pool & grounds updated, safe and ready for the season ahead. Last year, we took the pool-planning pretty seriously. First, we dr[...]
  • Adopt-a-Plot is a very unique "ask". Adopting a personal acre of woods? Bay Ridge residents didn't hesitate to accept the challenge. That's what so awesome about the folks who live here. What's even better? Adopters, or Woods Warriors, are having fun doing it--together with a family or friends--o[...]