Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

FDNY Fireboat Greeting

At about 7:45 am this Saturday morning, an FDNY fireboat sailed past Bay Ridge, escorting another ship into New York Harbor. BRBR caught a few photos of the ships.

Since we're just two-wheeled landlubbers, we contacted Tugster's Waterblog who identified this ship as the TS Empire State IV, a SUNY maritime training vessel probably returning from a summer training cruise.

Click any of the images for a larger view.

1 comment:

will said...

Welcome home, SUNY Maritime's Empire State . . .