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Bay Ridge

Overlooking the New York Bay is this quiet neighborhood of tree-lined streets with 1 and 2 family homes dating to the late 19th and early 20th century. However its rich history extends back to the 18th century when the British moored the largest fleet ever assembled (at that time) in the Verrazano Narrows, from which the Battle of Brooklyn was launched. While the colonists lost the battle, Washingtons remarkable evacuation of his army across the bay (owing to fog and contrary winds with which current sailors are familiar) represents one of the most important events in US history. Though the area was originally called Yellow Hook for the color of the clay found there, its name was changed to Bay Ridge in the late 1840s, and by the end of the century it had become a waterside retreat for wealthy New York families fleeing Manhattans summer heat. Some of their grand Shore Road mansions still stand today, however with the completion of the 4th Avenue Subway, the Grand mansions gave way to more modest 3 and 4 story homes attracting an ethnically diverse and vibrant community. Increasingly new residents have been attracted to such amenities as the 58 acre Shore Road Park featuring miles of bike and skating trails along with commanding sunset views of the Statue of Liberty and of course, the Verrazano Bridge-one of New York Citys 7 wonders. Also worth mentioning are the miles of restaurants along 3rd Avenue, and Dyker Beach Golf course, one of the citys most beautiful public courses.

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Properties in this Neighborhood

6754 -6756 Fourth Avenue

6754 -6756 FOURTH AVENUE TOWNHOUSE
$3,600,000
Rooms: 20
Bedrooms: 14
Bathrooms: 8
ID: 15211979
Sal "Cappi" Capozucca  (718) 399-4103
Jeanette C. Colegrove  (718) 399-4127

9707 FOURTH AVENUE

9707 FOURTH AVENUE COOPERATIVE
$497,000 - Contract Signed
Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 15999439
Patricia A. Cannon  (718) 858-3641

330 89TH STREET

330 89TH STREET COOPERATIVE
$309,000 - Contract Signed
Rooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 15843016
Patricia A. Cannon  (718) 858-3641

5624 5th Avenue 1

5624 5TH AVENUE 1 RENTAL
$4,500
Rooms: 2
Bedrooms: -
Bathrooms: 0.5
ID: 17245269
Rachel Carmean  (718) 399-4116

5202 5th Avenue 3

5202 5TH AVENUE 3 RENTAL
$3,400
Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
ID: 17330184
Wyatt Bertz  (212) 906-0594

8701 SHORE ROAD

8701 SHORE ROAD RENTAL
$2,800
Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 15501116
Patricia A. Cannon  (718) 858-3641

470 Senator Street 2

470 SENATOR STREET 2 RENTAL
$2,400
Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 17218742
Rachel Carmean  (718) 399-4116

373 92nd Street

373 92ND STREET RENTAL
$1,700
Rooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 16785618
Cynthia Acevedo  (718) 613-2733

7825 4th Avenue

7825 4TH AVENUE RENTAL
$1,625
Rooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
ID: 16508201
Cynthia Acevedo  (718) 613-2733

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