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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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  • 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...
  • Firefighters Contain Brush Fires In Suffolk County

    Firefighters Contain Brush Fires In Suffolk County
    Firefighters in Suffolk County have contained a massive and ugly wildfire in Suffolk County that has destroyed over one thousand acres of land. For nearly twenty-four hours, hundreds of firefighters from all one hundred and nine towns of Suffolk responded...
  • Shopping spots that spread holiday cheer in Hampton Roads

    Shopping spots that spread holiday cheer in Hampton Roads
    From classic toys by the Toymaker of Williamsburg to Fifes and Drums ornaments at the Christmas Shop, Merchants Square is a one-stop shopping destination for all things Colonial and all things Christmas during the holiday season. Situated right next to...
  • ReNapoli: Neapolitan-style artisan pizza in Old Greenwich

    ReNapoli:  Neapolitan-style artisan pizza in Old Greenwich
    RéNapoli 216 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, (203) 698-9300, renapoli.com   Bruno di Fabio had been making pizzas professionally for over 20 years when he decided there was a lot more to learn. Not that di Fabio didn't think he was good — he...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 93 and south winds 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Saturday is expected to be...
  • Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink

    Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink
    (Pound Ridge, New York)  When Dr. Harold and Millie Mendelson put their dream house on the market, they demanded $2.5 million dollars from the only buyer they were interested in:  the New York State  Electric and Gas company.  The Mendelsons’...
  • Bizarre Motives Suspected In Brooklyn Shop Store Murders

    Bizarre Motives Suspected In Brooklyn Shop Store Murders
    Police spent the weekend warning shop owners in several Brooklyn neighborhoods that there is a killer on the loose. Officers also believe he may be targeting stores with addresses that include the numbers 1,7 and 8. Police have released a sketch showing...
  • Giant Sinkholes in Brooklyn Worry Residents

    Giant Sinkholes in Brooklyn Worry Residents
    It’s not the sky that’s falling, but the earth opening up in a couple of spots in Bay Ridge, that has some of its residents rattled.   Mimi Carroll lives near the giant sinkhole on 79th Street that came close to swallowing a car last...
  • Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots

    Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots
    Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo. Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
  • Moishe Rosen, Jews for Jesus founder, dies at 78

     
    Moishe Rosen, founder of Jews for Jesus, died May 19th in San Francisco, California, after a protracted battle with prostate cancer.  He was 78. Rosen, the son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, was raised in Denver, Colorado, where his fami...