In Rachel’s final episode, we gather together an all-star (and all-women) round-table of field organizers. Each of them were at the forefront of the Bay Ridge 2018 Blue Wave. What was it like? What does it take to become a field organizer? What are the strategies and tactics? How can you become one too?
Designing Safer Streets in Bay Ridge
Car crashes, pedestrian deaths, cyclist injuries. Bay Ridge is a hotbed of reckless driving and dangerous streets… by design. Today we’ll explore all the ways we can fix that, from the ground up. Learn all the tricks transportation experts have up their sleeve to make streets safe for everyone!
Bay Ridge and Vision Zero
Our look at how Bay Ridge is affected by the NYC Vision Zero campaign to reduce transit fatalities and injuries. Join our transit correspondent Brian Hedden as we look into what to expect, and what’s changed, with the latest update to the Vision Zero program.
The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID
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, Bay Ridge!
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.
Owl’s Head Park Walking Tour
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.
The Art of the Gerrymander
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!
Fact Check: Golden vs Gounardes
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.
The State of Bay Ridge Transit
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?
A Million Dollar Question
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.