From Ridgewood Social: Last year, The Deep End built a 1000 square foot room into a haunted house: The Ridgewood Slaughterhouse. 3 Bed 2 Bath Duplex with Private yard on Bushwick/Ridgewood Border!! Large parts of the neighborhood are residential historic districts. [59]:11 Ridgewood and Maspeth have a low population of residents who are uninsured. Ridgewood is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 104th Precinct. The precinct reported 2 murders, 17 rapes, 140 robberies, 168 felony assaults, 214 burglaries, 531 grand larcenies, and 123 grand larcenies auto in 2018. So this was a pretty big deal. Both were initially settled by the Lenape Native Americans, specifically the Mespachtes tribe (for whom the adjacent neighborhood of Maspeth is named). [112] The property continued to operate until 1959. [57], By the mid-1980s, parts of Ridgewood had been given federal landmark designations. Fresh Pond Station – 60-80 Woodbine Street, Wyckoff Heights Station – 86 Wyckoff Avenue, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 02:12. [14][21] Following this, the Bay Ridge Branch opened in 1878, connecting to Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, and the Brooklyn shorefront via the Manhattan Beach Railroad. The adjacent settlements led to decades of disputes over the boundary, which later became the border between Queens and Brooklyn. 0. comments. [7], The origin of the neighborhood's name is disputed. [36] In the mid-20th century, Romanians, Serbs, and Puerto Ricans arrived. By the end of the century, developers had bought these sites and started constructing rowhouses and tenements, usually two to three stories high. When you exit the L train at Halsey Street and walk into Bushwick, you pass a very forgettable manufacturing area to your left until you approach the Industry 1332 restaurant at the corner of Irving Avenue. At first it appeared that this would be the death knell of Wallace Field – and the Bushwicks immediately moved to Dexter Park in nearby Woodhaven – just over the Queens border – where the team would attain epic status through the 1950’s. In Ridgewood and Maspeth, there were 70 preterm births per 1,000 live births (compared to 87 per 1,000 citywide), and 17.6 births to teenage mothers per 1,000 live births (compared to 19.3 per 1,000 citywide). In the meantime, I hope this will provide you with a brief glimpse of what was once a very vital part of this community. [71] The building's exterior is made of limestone and contains an eight-foot granite base. [89], Since at least 1898, when the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens were created as part of the City of Greater New York, Glendale and Ridgewood's postal mail had been routed through the main Brooklyn post office in Williamsburg, rather than the main post office in Flushing, because they are located closer to Williamsburg. Central Ridgewood Historic District, designated 2014. [2], The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 39.8% (27,558) White, 2.0% (1,380) African American, 0.1% (93) Native American, 7.7% (5,331) Asian, 0.0% (19) Pacific Islander, 0.3% (204) from other races, and 1.1% (765) from two or more races. Well, the answer is that, until 1918, it was illegal in New York State to charge admission for Sunday sporting events. No fee : $2395 Flat Recently Renovated 3 Bed 1 Bath Apartment in Ridgewood! However, since Dodger owner Charlie Ebbetts went ballistic – a word that did not yet appear in the dictionary – at that idea, the proposal went nowhere. [20] The first transit line to arrive in the neighborhood was the Myrtle Avenue horsecar, which was extended to Brooklyn's Broadway in 1855. This historic district includes 96 buildings, mostly three-story brick rowhouses called "Mathews Model Flats", built in 1908-1914 by the G.X. [56] The change to ZIP Code 11385 was made effective January 13, 1980. (For example, Whitey Ford was a Bushwick before he was a Yankee.). [19] "Brewer's Row" had grown to 14 breweries by 1890. (Often considered the worst governor in New York history, Cornbury was soon removed from his post, in part b… [57], The Ridgewood Times, established in 1908 and now known as the Times Newsweekly, serves as the community newspaper. Additionally, the Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues station, in the southern portion of Ridgewood, is a transportation hub serving the Myrtle Avenue Line, the BMT Canarsie Line (L train), and several buses. ; a Person Can Go All Over the City on the Elevated for Five Cents", Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, "Bushwick Brooklyn Walking Tour | Self-Guided", "Builders and Brewers Honor Brooklyn's Beer Heritage", "The Germans Came; Now They Are Us; An Ethnic Queens Neighborhood Is Melting Away Into America", "Last Link of New 14th St-E.D. Following the 1977 blackout, the communities of Ridgewood and Glendale expressed a desire to disassociate themselves from Bushwick. Ridgewood North Historic District, designated 2009. ABOUT US. The players would then be swiftly transported to a nearby police precinct where a baseball friendly judge would provide bail and enable the players to re-join the game by the third or fourth inning. In Ridgewood and Maspeth, 14% of elementary school students missed twenty or more days per school year, lower than the citywide average of 20%. The first one is the Notre Dame Catholic Academy (formerly known as Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School) located on Bleecker and 61st Streets. [60]:53 (PDF p. 84)[61] Most inhabitants are youth and middle-aged adults: 22% are between the ages of 0–17, 31% between 25–44, and 26% between 45–64. [58], Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Ridgewood was 69,317, a decrease of 138 (0.2%) from the 69,455 counted in 2000. Historically, the neighborhood straddled the Queens-Brooklyn boundary. Ridgewood contains the following public elementary schools, which serve grades PK-5 unless otherwise indicated: The following middle schools are located in Ridgewood: Grover Cleveland High School is the only high school in Ridgewood, and is the zoned public high school to most of Ridgewood.[104]. [94] It is published in English and was formerly published in German as well. Southwest is Bushwick, along with mixed-use Cypress and Wyckoff avenues, though since 1978 when Ridgewood finally got a Queens ZIP code, the border hasn't seemed fixed for most folks. They looked at four properties just over the Ridgewood border into Bushwick (they indicate this area as North Bushwick and South Ridgewood, and old timers call it Ridgewood, Brooklyn) – 204 Starr Street , 414 Suydam Street , 400 Stanhope Street , and 390 Stanhope Street . Ridgewood is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. As recorded in the 1920 United States Census, the population of Ridgewood was mostly working-class homeowners from Germany, Austria, or Italy, with a smaller population from Hungary, Ireland, Poland, and Sweden. Reclaim your health at the only CrossFit gym in Ridgewood & Bushwick! Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.0% (33,967) of the population. [19][31], Much of the housing stock was erected between 1905 and 1915. [26] By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, German immigrants had moved to other enclaves such as Yorkville, Manhattan; Steinway, Queens; and the north Brooklyn/Ridgewood area. However, its political boundary with Brooklyn causes confusion and debate about where the western boundary of Ridgewood truly lies and whether part of Ridgewood is considered to be actually part of Brooklyn. With a market made up of converted warehouses as well as brick and stone homes, the area attracts both artists and families. For instance, at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish on 60th Place, the front entrance of the church is almost level with the second floor of the Parish school next door. To understand Ridgewood we must know its neighbor, Bushwick.Just over the northeastern border of this sprawling industrial neighborhood with its … [45] Other Eastern Europeans came as well. [11]:171[12][13] Likewise, Ridgewood was part of Newtown, one of the three initial towns in Queens, and was settled by the British. In addition, the large Cemetery Belt is located directly to the south. In 2018, 78% of residents described their health as "good," "very good," or "excellent," equal to the city's average of 78%. Just after winning the second modern World Series in 1905, John McGraw’s NY Giants decided to take a victory lap by playing some games against a few lowly semi-pro teams. Subway To Be Opened Today: First Train This Afternoon Will Carry Officials – Citizens to Celebrate", "CELEBRATE OPENING OF NEW B. M. T. LINE; Officials and Civic Association Members Fill First Train From Union Square. On the border of Ridgewood, Queens, and Bushwick, Brooklyn, near 17-17 Troutman, where tenants were recently evicted from a warehouse complex. [88], In 1925, the political boundary was adapted to the street grid, resulting in a zig-zag pattern. [30] More than five thousand buildings were built from the beginning of the 20th century to World War I's start in the mid-1910s. Then in 1904, the newly established American League team that we now know as the Yankees planned to play its Sunday games at Wallace Field. I was lucky enough to stumble on the new Thai restaurant Tong — in Wyckoff Heights near the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood — on a weekend afternoon in late … [105], The Brooklyn Public Library's Washington Irving branch is located at 360 Irving Avenue near Woodbine Street, just across Ridgewood's border with Bushwick. [8][10] In 1638, the Dutch West India Company secured a deed from the Lenape; subsequently, Peter Stuyvesant chartered present-day Bushwick in 1661 under the name Boswijck, meaning "neighborhood in the woods" in 17th-century Dutch. [42] Figures from the 1910 United States Census indicated that much of Ridgewood's population was working-class and of German or Eastern European descent, and many homes were owner-occupied. Boundaries: Ridgewood, in the western part of Queens, is surrounded by Bushwick, and East Williamsburg on the west and Maspeth, Glendale and Middle Village on the East. [14] Ridgewood's oldest streets are Myrtle Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue, and Fresh Pond Road, which were used by farmers to take their goods to markets. Posted on December 6, 2016. [91][93] After Ferraro's office distributed ballots to residents, 93 percent of the returned ballots voted for the change. [14] By 1880, there were 35 breweries in Brooklyn, including a 14-block "brewer's row" within Bushwick that contained at least 11 breweries. Newly Renovated! Located just half a block from Bushwick and the Brooklyn border in Ridgewood, Queens, the circa 1910 home is one of four in a Renaissance Revival row. For more than a century after their foundings, the towns of Bushwick and Newtown both laid claim to today's Ridgewood. Large parts of the neighborhood are national and city historic districts. feet. [34], Construction slowed down during World War I, but resumed shortly after the war's end, and by the 1930s the last farmland in Ridgewood had been developed. After the 1977 New York City blackout, newspapers around the country published UPI and Associated Press' photos of Bushwick residents with stolen items and a police officer beating a suspected looter, and Bushwick became known for riots and looting. [72][76], Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village, and Glendale are patrolled by the 104th Precinct of the NYPD, located at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue. Tweet Share 0 It’s that time of the year, so let the scares begin. Right on the border between the neighborhoods of Bushwick and Ridgewood M & L trains are 3 minute and 10 minute walks respectively. Notable current and former residents of Ridgewood include: Madison-Putnam-60th Place Historic District, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church Complex, Table PL-P5 NTA: Total Population and Persons Per Acre – New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Table PL-P3A NTA: Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin – New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, "People in Ridgewood (zip 11385), New York", Current City Council Districts for Queens County, "It's a Boulder, All Right, But Was It Once a Border? At that time, the park boasted a capacity of 14,000. [3] The entirety of Community Board 5, which comprises Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village, and Glendale, had 166,924 inhabitants as of NYC Health's 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average life expectancy of 81.4 years. What you may not realize is that you just passed the site of a ballpark that once hosted Major League baseball games. 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The ratio of college-aged and elderly residents was lower, at 8% and 13% respectively. [19][30] The Ridgewood Board of Trade, created in 1902, was organized to develop the streets and utilities, and to improve the transit infrastructure. No outside-facing windows, although there is a window to the living room, so … [59]:13 In Ridgewood and Maspeth, 19% of residents are obese, 7% are diabetic, and 20% have high blood pressure—compared to the citywide averages of 22%, 8%, and 23% respectively. [55], Following complaints from residents, Postmaster General William Bolger proposed that the ZIP Codes would be changed if United States Representative Geraldine Ferraro could produce evidence that 70% of residents supported it. [37][38], Ridgewood was among New York City's most quickly-developing neighborhoods between at least 1906[39][40] and 1911. The Queens Public Library's Ridgewood branch is located at 20-12 Madison Street. [19] The current elevated structure would be erected along the Lutheran Cemetery line's right-of-way in 1915. [59]:2, 20 This is about equal to the median life expectancy of 81.2 for all New York City neighborhoods. Yes, the team we now know as the Dodgers once played its games in Bushwick! A handsomely renovated townhouse, 1635 Hancock Street is a one-of-a-kind home and a must-see for Brooklyn townhouse buyers. Covering an area of 1,156.31 acres (467.94 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 59.9 inhabitants per acre (38,300/sq mi; 14,800/km2). [59]:16 In addition, 19% of children are obese, compared to the citywide average of 20%. [10], The development of public transportation, starting with horse-drawn cars in the mid-19th century and later succeeded by trolleys and elevated trains, helped to spur residential and retail development. [64], Ridgewood is a densely settled neighborhood, with housing stock ranging from six-family buildings near the Brooklyn border to two-family and single-family row houses deeper into Queens. Stockholm Street, and the surrounding neighborhood in Ridgewood, is dominated by the twin-towered church at Onderdonk Avenue. The Ridgewood Theater Building was built 1916 and designated in 2010. However, since it was not an accessible location for weekday baseball and – more importantly – since the Gladiators were really terrible, things did not work out, and the Gladiators abandoned Wallace Field and then ceased to exist well before the end of the season. [45], Ridgewood and Maspeth generally have a lower rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018[update]. The 1906 Brighton Field Club. In addition, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated four landmark districts in Ridgewood: There are two individual city-designated landmarks: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, the Evergreens Cemetery, and St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ridgewood leaders concede they have done little to assist in Bushwick… Ridgewood's public schools are operated by the New York City Department of Education. This is exactly what occurred on September 19, 1917 when a devastating fire nearly destroyed the entire grandstand. [59]:7, Ridgewood is zoned for various land uses, but is mostly commercial along main streets and residential along side streets. [92] Afterward, the communities of Ridgewood and Glendale expressed a desire to disassociate themselves from Bushwick. However, the obituaries for Wallace Field proved premature. [90] While buildings fronting on streets that are west of Forest Avenue and the Bay Ridge Branch follow the Queens address numbering system, the avenues which run parallel to the county line—bounded by Metropolitan Avenue to the north, Forest Avenue to the east, and the Brooklyn border to the south—do not follow this address numbering system. [113] Another similarly named site, called Grauer's Ridgewood Park, was located between Myrtle Avenue, Cypress Avenue, Seneca Avenue, and Decatur Street, and was used mainly as a picnic site. The Bridegroom’s fans in order not to have their wives turned into widows learned how to dodge the many trolley cars they had to elude. Perhaps this will occur someday. And yes, the Bushwick/Ridgewood border is the same as the borough border. Bushwick was developed rapidly in the 19th century, but Ridgewood remained sparsely populated until the early 20th century, when rowhouses were built for its rapidly growing, predominantly German population. 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