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Heading south brings us into the hood known as Bay Ridge. It goes 65th to 86th Sts between the Gowanus Expwy (I-278) and The Narrows. This hood is mostly residential, though it does have some commercial blocks. In 1652, it was originally known as Yellow Hook by the Dutch. In 1662, it was established as a town. In 1853, it was given its current name after the Yellow Fever hit the city. In 1876, it was given a branch of the NY&Manhattan Beach RR connect with the rest of Brooklyn. In 1894, it became part of Brooklyn as well as part of NYC four years later. Bay Ridge became home to a number of Norwegian immigrants in 1898. In 1915, the BMT extended the 4th Ave Subway to as Manhattan workers came for a much quieter life away from the city. In 1916, Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School made a campus in Bay Ridge with its 25 acre campus. In 1954, the Gowanus Expwy replaced a number of the homes that by 7th Ave and cut-off Bay Ridge from neighboring Dycker Hts and Sunset Pk. In 1957, Xavierian HS was built along 7100 Shore Rd as Brooklyn's only private boys The post war era brought a number of immigrants from Italy, Ireland, and Greece. Later on came a number of Arabs from Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Morocco, and Algeria. Bay Ridge became known for having the oldest Arab population in NYC, though they were a small part of the population. In the 1990's, Bay Ridge became a place for Russian immigrants. Today, Bay Ridge is very mixed area for being in South Brooklyn. It's avenues have a number of local businesses. Along Shore Rd are former summer homes were the rich used to live until they left. You can get here by taking the subway to Bay Ridge Ave (R), 77th St-4th Ave (R), and 86th St-4th Ave (R). Here is what you will find in Bay Ridge.




























































































































































































 
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