Bay Ridge is lucky to have three major commercial avenues acting as an economic lifeblood to the community. Amanda Zenteno is the Executive Director of the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, which focuses on keeping our Avenues healthy and vibrant.
Happy New Year! The staff of Radio Free Bay Ridge looks back on it’s first full year, and makes a few guesses about what’s ahead in 2019.
Also known as Bliss Park, Owl’s Head has a long and fascinating history. Join local historian Henry Stewart on a guided walking tour of the park. Learn about its Native American history, aristocratic deals, tragedy, murder, and more.
What happens when art, activism, and good government collide? Find out as we explore Fight Back Bay Ridge’s art exhibition and fundraiser raising awareness of our gerrymandered State Senate district!
Listen in to the epic debate between Andrew Gounardes and Marty Golden, interspersed with fact-checking breaks by us! Also, be sure to check out the show notes for links to every single general election debate in Bay Ridge for the 2018 election.
Our new transit correspondent Brian Hedden walks us through the public transit ridership numbers for Bay Ridge. How bad was our weekend R service? Are more people riding the bus? And how efficient is the ferry, anyway?
Participatory Budgeting is here, newly brought to Bay Ridge by Councilman Justin Brannan. It gives residents a chance to suggest, and vote on, how to spend $1 million of City Council funds! Learn how to get involved in this experiment in local democracy.
Are you new to Bay Ridge? This is the podcast for you! Every year, we bring you a personal guide to the neighborhood: groups to join, food to eat, things to see and do. Get plugged in to the best progressive community in the city!
On June 1st, a Queens pizza deliveryman named Pablo was arrested by ICE while trying to deliver pizza to some soldiers. But Bay Ridge was not silent about the unjust deportation and entrapment occuring in our own back yard. Listen to your fellow neighbors and march along as we bring you to the protest.
Our last candidate interview of 2018 highlights Mathylde Frontus, running for the 46th Assembly District which includes all of southern Bay Ridge. Learn about Dr. Frontus’s academic background, nonprofit work, and leadership against gun violence in Brooklyn.