Bay Ridge’s strong sense of individuality derives from the many historic layers of its built environment. Four centuries of development have resulted in great architectural diversity: farmhouses, mansions, main street storefronts, row houses, apartment buildings, religious institutions, schools, and theaters.
Bay Ridge’s development exploded at the turn of the twentieth century thanks to transportation improvements including the Third, Fourth and Fifth Avenue streetcar lines, an elevated railroad, and after 1915, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit subway. Following completion of the subway, Bay Ridge development shifted to multi-family apartment buildings, prompting the neighborhood’s transformation from a suburban enclave to a dense middle class urban district.
Bennet-Farrell-Feldman House119 95th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark