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AMNY –City Living: Bay Ridge. A reason to visit on the weekends or stay permanently.

from the S53 However, our wonderful neighborhood wasn’t always subject to thumbs-uppiness as seen in this NYTimes article [from July 26, 1987 mind you] titled–If You’re Thinking of Living in Bay Ridge.

The Times answer? Don’t.

What are your experiences (i.e. plus/minuses) that might be useful for these journalists?


After receiving an ice cream maker for wedding present, most people would decide to take that friend off their top 12. Not Scott and Kim Myles. These two have turned lemons into, well, you knew that joke was coming.

Now here’s the part YOU’ll care about– BAY RIDGE ICE CREAM.

Actually the Myles’ brand 5 Boroughs Ice Cream, claiming “One city, a world of flavors,” definitely has a plethora of them: Rich White Vanilla, Mangodesh, NYPB, Amaretto Amore, Bakla-Wha?!, Cha Cha Chocolate, Landfill, and SoHo. Most can guess which tastes are of which neighborhoods (I’m still cracking up at Astoria’s flavor, where the creators reside) but I never expected to stumble upon our humble neck of the woods with Amaretto. What do you think?

5 Boroughs Ice Cream--Amaretto Amore!!

xox, jud0ch0p

Thanks Gothamist for being the god of NYC information yet again. Great interview!

Eating Crocus

It’s that time of year again…when the weather jerks us around like a 5-year-old boy with severe ADD, or something day-time hooker something something (apologies. “Earl” was too good last night.)

But it’s amazing how every once in a while nature starts up without notice and it’s such a lovely surprise that we can’t stop recording it digitally. Check out the PIX page for more

or our flickr–>flickr_icon


I knew it was only a matter of time before I figured out why. No cockroaches, no rats…but one of the guys I live with did point out that he’d walked past the waste treatment plant one day, and it happens to be about a block and a half away from where we’re living. The guys were concerned that it might smell, and expressed this to me. All I could do was laugh and tell them, “Wait until the middle of July when it’s been hot and humid and the streets piled with garbage for a day or two. You won’t even be able to notice the smell from the treatment plant because all of NYC will already smell like a giant, rotting fart.”

Speaking of farts and New York City, my younger brother came to visit me last summer and said, “You know why New York City is great?” (My god, I could only imagine…) “This place smells so bad you can fart anywhere you want to in public and nobody knows it’s you.”

Ah, boys.  He still had a really good point. One I think many people take for granted in this town.

Anyway, apparently the smell from the plant itself in the summertime is known to trigger bouts of nausia and general whiny malase, according to the article in the Bay Ridge Courier I came across today. They have plans to put lids with carbon filters on the tops of the open air waste containers  – ala a gigantic kitty litter bin. Nice idea.

In the meantime I imagine I’ll be conducting my own smell test once the weather starts co-operating and I can leave my windows open during the day (whenever that is going to finally happen). You’ll know whether or not the fumes are toxic if my roomates find me dead on the floor.

Dear Diary,

Well we certainly don’t know how to impress Brooklyn Record of the ‘Ridge’s amazingness, but it looks like the best cupcakes in the borough won’t even do it. There was a superb review today of Little Cupcake Bakeshop (actually quoted from The Brooklyn Paper) yet the Record fails to recognize the neighborhood of its residence, as well as still failing to have a quick link at the right of the page of the post itself with every other notable neighborhood–

bk record cupcake

Not that I’m saying we’re anywhere near the same status as Brownstoner, but Brooklyn Record should do their job and take note of appropriate areas (this was filed under Park_Slope), especially for such foine establishments as The Little Cupcake Bakeshop:

located on 3rd at 91st, across from Food Town, where a Lucky Charms Treat can really hit the spot, and their illy melts away any worries of drowsiness. Go Bay Ridge!

Happy VD Day.




–and our love of cupcakes.

P.S. Noticed Bay Ridge listed on the homepage, but no wheres else. Will contact eh-sap about it and get back to you.

Ms. Brooklyn Calendar 2006

Well, boys and girls, it’s that time of year again…when our love of nostalgia and time mix to form one awesome last-minute gift.

I love how the 1980s is Bay Ridge’s decade. Makes sense, as many of our thriving establistments were born then (as well as the BRBs). But dear God…can we BE represented any more skankier?? Your thoughts. GO>

Hooray! Didja hear? The Democrats have regained control of the Senate AND House for the first time in 12 years!

Democrat all the way

To celebrate, is holding victory parties all over the city. And there’s a local gathering in Bay Ridge. Come meet some fellow Democrats (or non-Republicans) in our lovely but typically conservative area.

The Details:

St Germain Restaurant (French Bistro) at 8303 3rd Ave

11 Nov 08:00 PM
Host: Anna Bongiorno
Status: Public, open for RSVP
Click here to RSVP:
Please RSVP via email prior to Saturday. Cocktails, Coffee, Dessert and Dinner are all options. Please call if you have any questions.

Thanks, Anna!

Democrats control House

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