St. Patrick's Parade Sign

Yes, we all know it’s a week after St. Patrick’s Day. That’s why the organizers of the parade were so careful to edit out the word “day.” This is St. Patrick’s parade!
(Our theory: St. Patrick’s Day threatened to sue for copyright infringement.)

More Bag PipersOur first bag pipers

The bagpipes were out in full force, as was to be expected. We really enjoy hearing familiar songs on the bagpipes. It’s like a whole new song! Plus, who doesn’t love a sea of men in skirts!


I’ll keep this short and sweet to spare you all the late-night boring details but I’m little miss KustomKitten, the newest addition to the blogging bunch of Bay Ridge Bitches, and delighted to be so! I moved to the Ridge a mere month ago and have fallen head over heels in love, hence the invitation to share my amorous local feelings with all of you!

I promise [raising right hand] that all of my future blogs will be at least 1.5 times more entertaining than this one.

Apparently, the rest of the broad-brood here roost in the more southern part of the Ridge, from what I’ve learned from previous conversation, anyway. My little hen-house is all the way up here in the mid 60’s off 3rd Ave., and so I will have to try my darndest to find the best of the best up here by my nest.

Wow, the fowl-based-analogies totally have to stop here. I’m getting embarrassed for myself.

The amazine Shore Promenade biking/walk path

(That’s a picture from the Shore Promenade bike/walk path down along the river. It begins about two blocks away from me. It’s great to live so close to this because I’m a long-time bicycle commuter – not to Manhattan anymore though, obviously – and my bike is like my really awesome second set of legs.)

Anywho, I’ll leave you with the first of many places I am already addicted to here in my neck-‘o-the woods: The Family Store (6905 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 – for all you Google mappers). It’s this great little place that has home-made Mediterranean cuisine of all kinds and lots of nuts, grains, dried fruits and spices in bulk. They have killer home-made yogurt as well, which is far better for you than anything you can buy at the regular – boring – grocery store. They don’t currently have any kind of website that I could hunt down, but if you want more info just give them a call: (718) 748-0207. Everyone there was super friendly to me!

PS – I’m also somewhat of a nutrition nut.

Alright, that’s enough of nothingness for now. I was going to rave about my favorite organic food store on 3rd Ave. called the Apple Tree (somewhere around 82nd or 83rd street, I believe), but I’ll save that for another time. Here’s a tidbit, though: they are, so far, the only place I can find that sells pre-made Seitan. And if you don’t know what that is, who cares, you should still shop for your groceries at the Apple Tree anyway. If you don’t and they go out of business, I blame all of you for my inevitable depression.


Not that this has ANYthing to do with Bay Ridge as a whole, I thought y’all [yes that’s the Texas in me coming out] might enjoy the subject matter, as we all have dwellings with showers that develop soap scum.


Thanks Apartment Therapy for making me feel I’m not alone in my abhoration for this product.


After reading about our Mayor in the Brooklyn Paper [informed by “Brooklyn Conservative” Matthew Lysiak, whose site isn’t working now??? hummm] we hurried over to Walter’s store to find out how he and his wife Helen (who had suffered a heart attack) were doing. Walter was understandably away, taking care of his wife. His grandson was taking charge of Millennium Carpet at the time.

walter in store

Now, after being away from the store for over a month, Walter is back. We talked with Walter this morning, who was happy to be back at work, and looking much thinner–“All the ladies are falling for me now that I’ve lost weight. The problem is that they’re all over 85!” His wife Helen is doing well after an eight-day stay in Intensive Care at the Lutheran Medical Center. He seemed relieved that the whole ordeal was over, but added, “The doctor said he’s done all he can do, and now it’s up to me and the man upstairs.” Guess that’s all you can do. Please send your thoughts and prayers his way.

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.

Web 2.0 in under 5 min. Very impactful and pertinent information. Amazing they fit it all in, unless…what is it missing?



Bay Ridge Barbie

“Bay Ridge Barbie” The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Wind star Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

Def better than Sunset Park Barbie…but we always knew that, didn’t we?