Celebrate Veterans Day By Reconnecting With Roots – Bay Ridge

By Kathy Zucker • Monday, November 11, 2013

My kids had a 4.5 day weekend for Veterans Day because Hoboken, NJ public schools were out of session for teachers to attend a convention. After a day lounging around the house in pajamas, we headed to Brooklyn.

My family has lived in the same house in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for close to a hundred years. Members have left for the Korean War and signed up for the Vietnam War draft from that brick row house. In addition to the fun of visiting their grandparents, my kids love going to Bay Ridge to pick vegetables in the garden and play in the many green spaces there. The quiet tree-lined streets and brisk sea air make it hard to believe you are still in New York City.

Every time I tell people I am from Bay Ridge, they start raving about the food. I have eaten roast beef lunch at Chadwicks and high school graduation dinner at Fort Hamilton Army Base. This weekend, I took my kids for a trip down memory lane at Hinschs.

My father grew up eating at Hinschs and is full of stories about his high school crew guzzling egg cream sodas there in the 1950s.


Apparently my dad is not the only one with a soft spot for Hinschs.



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Kathy_roundKathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. Read her MomCondoLiving blog, follow her on Twitter (@KathyZucker), friend her on Facebook and watch her on Youtube.



Kathy Zucker

Author: Kathy Zucker

Mom of 3. Accidental entrepreneur. Fencer. New York Life Shorty Award #KeepGoodGoing winner & judge. Helping parents & kids get to work since 2010 as Metro Moms Network CEO.

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