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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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  • 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...
  • Drama Desk Awards outrage: Off-Broadway shows snubbed again [Updated]

     
    Why do the Drama Desk Awards even bother to nominate non-Broadway shows? Just so they can earn thousands of dollars from friends and family of nominees, who spend $190 to $850 per ticket to attend the ceremony and watch their loved ones suffer almost...
  • Planet Green expands eco-programming with 'The Fabulous Beekman Boys'

     
    The new reality show “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” sounds tailor-made for a buzzy cable network like Bravo: A hip gay couple from Manhattan tries to make a go at organic farming in upstate New York. But the show is premiering......
  • Law firm linked to Erin Brockovich investigates possible contamination in The Acreage

    A law firm that Hollywood-haloed environmental crusader Erin Brockovich works with is investigating whether contamination could have caused cancer in The Acreage. So much so, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. will be at Seminole Ridge High School next week, armed...
  • Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl

    Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl
    Police are investigating a violent bar brawl involving New York's Bravest that left 4 men badly injured. According to reports, the fight erupted inside the Salty Dog bar in Bay Ridge in the early hours of Saturday morning after a bar patron...
  • Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment

    Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment
    The family of a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, who was kicked out of her rent-controlled apartment, is fighting to overturn the eviction. Eta Eckstein was booted from her Bay Ridge apartment while she had reportedly been recovering at a nearby...
  • 10/5: New businesses

    Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida. Orange Lowman's Enterprises Group Inc., plants, P.O. Box 1374, Apopka, 32704. Montanez Staffing & Management LLC, janitorial, 4928 Pierce Arrow Drive,...
  • Gore Vidal's "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated"

    Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...