The Brooklyn Dodgers Sym-Phony band still exists. They performed at the opening of the Red Hook Brooklyn Fairway Supermarket.
I opened my plastic bag of advertising circulars today, and what do I see for the first time ever, but a circular for Fairway Market. They've opened a big new store in Red Hook.
Bay Ridge is so desperately underserved for supermarkets --wonder why you can't drive two blocks without running into a Fresh Direct truck?--that there will surely be lots of people from Bay Ridge making the drive from Bay Ridge to Red Hook.
Bay Ridge basically only has two big supermarkets- Key Food and Foodtown on Third Avenue. Though they do the best they can, they're not that big, and are overcrowded on the weekend.
So, if you have a car, you may want to consider a trip to Fairway in Red Hook. Fairway is a great operation- the Broadway store in Manhattan has an immense selection of great food at fair prices. And Red Hook is not that far. And it is NOT the " bad neighborhood " that it once was.
Maybe Bay Ridge will get a huge quality supermarket someday. Don't hold your breath.