|The Verrazano Narrows Bridge looms over Bay Ridge
One restaurant I can highly recommend is The Tie Dye Pig. This is a wonderful little gastro-pub. It has excellent burgers and the french fries are out of this world. The come with salt, pepper and a dose of truffle oil.
Bay Ridge was originally settled in the late 18th century by Dutch settlers. In the late 19th century Norwegian sailors began moving in. In 1916 the subway reached Bay Ridge and opened it up to workers who could live way out away from downtown Brooklyn and still commute easily in to work. Most of the new arrivals then were Italians and Irish who moved in to small apartment buildings and houses. Many of those houses still exist today.
|Decoration on an apartment building
|This cannon was originally from Fort Pitt in Pennsylvania and was commissioned for the Civil War