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Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
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  • Bloomberg Stuns Historical Society With "Inebriated Irish" Joke

    Bloomberg Stuns Historical Society With "Inebriated Irish" Joke
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked a mostly Irish crowd Wednesday night when he joked about being used to seeing "inebriated Irish hanging out the windows" of the Irish Historical Society on Fifth Ave. More than 100 leading Irish-Americans had gathered to...
  • Several Schools Delayed, Closed Tuesday Due To Winter Storm

    Several Schools Delayed, Closed Tuesday Due To Winter Storm
    Several schools are delayed or closed Tuesday due to the wintry mix of rain and snow that will continue to fall in the Tri-State Area into the afternoon. The New York City area is excepted to receive about 1- to 3-inches of accumulation before the...
  • All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed

    All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed
    All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm. New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...
  • World Autism Awareness Day is Saturday

    World Autism Awareness Day is Saturday
        The fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day is Saturday.  A number of events will be held around the world to shine a light on Autism.     On the evenings of April 1 and 2 prominent buildings across North America and the world - including the...
  • City Cuts Funding For Veterans Parade

    City Cuts Funding For Veterans Parade
    BAY RIDGE (PIX11) -- Many of them paid the ultimate price for their service to our country, but now the City wants war veterans to cough up money for their own honorary parade. Due to severe budget cuts, some local legislators are cutting the funding to...
  • Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser

    Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser
    A dinner featuring only sustainably produced American food and wine is being set for President Obama at a fundraising dinner Thursday at mk, according to a press release from the restaurant. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams are planning a multi-...
  • Man Receives 643 Undeserved Summonses

    Man Receives 643 Undeserved Summonses
    BROOKLYN, NY (PIX11) -- In the city's war on illegal signs and flyers, The Department of Sanitation though it found public enemy number one -- Levy Zelishovsky of Brooklyn -- who got slapped with 48,000 dollars in fines.   "They say I was hanging up...
  • Cops Try To Stop "James Bond Gang" Before They Strike Again

    Cops Try To Stop "James Bond Gang" Before They Strike Again
    It takes them just two minutes to pull up to high-priced homes, cut the wires to the alarm system or just rip it off the wall, take cash, jewelry, or even remove the safe. That's why cops in North Jersey and Rockland County New York are stepping up...
  • Police Files

    Area 1 Crescent Bay Drive: A Texas resident was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at North Coast Highway at 9:21 p.m. Saturday. Crescent Bay Drive: A Newport Beach man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at North...
  • New CPS chief will be paid $250,000 a year

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard says his salary will remain at $250,000 as approved by the outgoing school board as a temporary measure last month. That salary was part of a short-term contract to run through June 30. The incoming board has...
  • Dep. Of Sanitation Removes Trash Cans In Order To Clean Up Neighborhood

    Dep. Of Sanitation Removes Trash Cans In Order To Clean Up Neighborhood
    BAY RIDGE, NY (PIX11) -- Where are all the trash cans in Bay Ridge? As a trial, the Department of Sanitation removed 14 trash cans along 4th Avenue.  It was the brainchild of Community Board 10's Greg Ahl.  He first spoke with PIX11 News about the quirky...