We’re back for a new year! To kick things off, we’re delving into the history of racing dragons in Bay Ridge… fictionally, at least. Our guest is local author Katharine Dow, author of the short story The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club, set right here in Bay Ridge.

We’ll chat with Katharine about the story and its influences. Katherine will discuss how her recent move to the neighborhood (in the middle of the pandemic!) influenced how she’s grown to understand Bay Ridge. Along the way we’ll also discuss good hangouts for writers in the neighborhood, and more!

This episode is the first in a series we’ve been recording live on Twitter Spaces. Follow us on Twitter to join us live for one of our next episodes!

“Pigeon coop on roof” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1936.

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In The News

  • Read more about the new passenger rail line finally reaching environmental review by the MTA. The proposed route, which incorporates about 2/3rds of the originally proposed route, is now being called “The Interborough Express” We explored the impacts line could have on Bay Ridge in our episode The Triboro.
  • You can watch the preliminary proposal for our new homeless shelter in Bay Ridge, given to Community Board 10 in November or 2021. We covered the lack of a homeless shelter in Bay Ridge in our episode Give Us Shelter.
  • Follow out brand-new podcast member, Daniel Loud, on Twitter at @Get_Loud1. Danny is the founder of the Bay Ridge Environmental Group, and will join as our new Environmental correspondent!

Read The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club!

You can get Katharine’s story, “The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club”, as part of Dragons Of A Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragon Tales. Available now from Cabbit Crossing Publishing in both digital and paperback editions!

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