About Ridgewood Veterans Triangle
The World War I Monument located here at Ridgewood Veterans Triangle was founded by the local community through block parties, and other organized events. It was dedicated at the ceremony in 1922, and honors 110 soldiers, sailors and airmen from Ridgewood who gave their lives in the 1914-18 conflict.
The adjacent Putnam Avenue was originally an open street between Cypress Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. As part of a revitalization program in 1983-84, the segment was closed to turn Ridgewood Veterans Triangle into a public plaza.
This vicinity is notable for the first broadcast of the WHN Radio Station in February 1922 – aired from a building at 816 Cypress Avenue that no longer exists. It was one of only 30 radio stations in the country at the time, and one of the first in New York.
WHN was launched by George Schubel, founder and owner of The Ridgewood Times newspaper. It was sold in 1928 to the Loew’s Theatre Organization, moved to Times Square in Manhattan, and was subsequently bought and consolidated a number of times within media networks.
Events at Ridgewood Veterans Triangle
2016 Youthmarket Program & Teen Battle Chefs
Every Saturday, 8 a.m. -4:00 p.m., from July 09 to November 19