Ridgewood, Queens has historically been defined by both its close proximity to Bushwick, Brooklyn and its desire to separate itself from it. Here's what to check out in the neighborhood:
Explore the natural takeover of the abandoned Ridgewood Reservoir that once provided water to Brooklyn.
The Ridgewood Reservoir was just listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The naatural oasis once supplied water to the independent city of Brooklyn.
New York State Historic Review Board voted unanimously to place the Ridgewood Reservoir, a 19th century reservoir, on the NY State Register of Historic Places.
The concrete walls of the Carmelite Monastery in Brooklyn are high, lined with barbed wire, and protected with shards of broken glass and small angel figurines
If you've ever wondered why Brooklyn allowed itself to be swallowed up by New York City, a trip to Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park may provide some answers
Take a tour of the abandoned Ridgewood Reservoir, built in 1859 to supply the City of Brooklyn with high quality water, located between Brooklyn & Queens.