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This was the first web site for Bay Ridge Community. It was started July of 1996. The internet was just getting popular and for some strange reason, bayridge.com domain name was available and I bought it. In those days, Network Solutions had a monopoly on domains names and was charging $150 or something like that per year. After a couple of years, they were forced to allow others to sell names and the price started coming down a lot. These days, you can get them for under $10.
I didn't have a plan, I just bought the name. I thought of different ways I might use it but I had a full-time job and it wasn't as easy to do web pages as it is these days.
I put up a bulletin board for a couple of years until it got out of hand with arguments and spammers. I kept bringing the board back every so often but it never got as big again. Now people use social media like Facebook. I still like Message Boards so that's why I kept it. I think Facebook is getting to be too much and maybe someday people will go back to message boards. Who knows?
One of the biggest projects is the Bay Ridge Directory or Yellow Pages for businesses. It is on the MENU above. This is for local businesses and a few businesses nearby. There is a fee for being listed in it, but it is a small fee per year. See Advertising for information or email us on how to get listed or change or upgrade your listings. The Bay Ridge Directory is an ongoing project and is updated a couple of times a week and is expanding daily.
If you have any questions or suggestions for new content, please use the CONTACT US on the menu on the left.