March 28, 2010
The Yankees had their greatest moments here. The NY Giants played an NFL title game here. Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali won heavyweight title fights here.
But soon, it'll all be gone. See part of the upper deck come tumbling down at 2:35.
I'm glad I saw it when it was there.
March 11, 2010
The long-delayed Bay Ridge Avenue Key Food store opened this morning at 7am. To say that it was a big success would be an understatement.
This area has been starved for a proper supermarket for over a decade. Now we have a large ( by Brooklyn standards ) and attractive store right where it's most needed.
I arrived there at about 6pm. The customers were pouring through the door. One woman said " hallelujah ".
There's " free parking " in the building across the street. But it's valet parking only if you can believe that. The parking building has very tight turns, and they probably don't allow self parking because there would be too many fender benders otherwise. But with valet parking, the parkers will expect tips, so the parking isn't free- first time I've ever seen such a thing at a supermarket.
But I can walk to this beautiful new Key Food, and I look forward to walking to it often.
Store hours are 7am - 11pm seven days a week. It is an welcome addition to the neighborhood. You can find the weekly circular on the Key Food website.
242 Bay Ridge Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Article about the grand opening in Brooklyn Daily Eagle
March 04, 2010
We hear from a reliable source that the 69th Street Key Food ( on Bay Ridge Avenue, between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard )will open its doors Thursday March 11 at 7am! Be there!!
City Councilman Gentile's web page has been added to the blog roll to the right.