Norwegian Neighborhood To Look Like 1950’s Bay Ridge (?!)

Farsund, Norway (from

We were a bit torn in deciding whether or not to write up an event that will be happening in Bay Ridge tomorrow.

Earlier this week, the Home Reporter announced a joining of the historically Scandinavian neighborhood of Bay Ridge with a town named Farsund in the county of Vest Agder in Norway. The “sister city” ceremony will fittingly take place in Leif Ericson Park at 10 a.m.

We considered not mentioning this out of concern that our coverage of late has been too Bay Ridge-centric.

On there other hand, there’s usually a lot going on in Bay Ridge – including events sponsored by elected officials shared by both hoods.

One thing that kept bringing this blogger back to the Home Reporter article was the part that tells of a section of Farsund, right near their own Brooklyn Square, where locals plan to “recreate the look of Bay Ridge of the ‘50s and ‘60s.”


It seems the residents of this town of 10,000 are so smitten with how Southwestern Brooklyn looked during the post WWII boom years, they’ve decided to actually model an entire neighborhood to resemble it.

I wonder if it’ll have a Hinsch’s?

Leif Ericson Park is located on 66th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 6th Avenue. The ceremony will take place at 6th Avenue and 66th Street. A sunset maple tree is to be planted during the proceedings in memory of the 69 people killed during the July 22, terror attacks in Oslo and Utoya, Norway.