Category archives: News

  • 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[...]
  • Ladies & Gentlemen! Grab your clippers & gloves! Today is Adopt-a-Plot's OPENING DAY! [cheers, applause, corks fly] The grounds are ready, the legwork is complete and now our woods await your arrival. Our trees are ready to host the inaugural year of an exciting program that is sure to ch[...]
  • We need a theme song. Can you feel the energy? Look at all these awesome Bay Ridgers getting involved to help save me--and give my 30 new trees a fresh start! I mean, seriously. This image needs a theme song. Hooray to all you green-spirited folks of all ages! To help jump-start things, I'm ho[...]
  • You. You. You! We sat in a warm Bay Ridge clubhouse one early summer evening and stared at each other. The big question was hovering above the table where we sat. The plots were surveyed. Each one was lovingly marked. The maps were made. Now: how to ensure that 80 households would actually adopt? T[...]