Rolling hills, appealing brick row homes and traditional Italian eateries define Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn area offers awesome views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New york city Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and botanical gardens provide ample opportunity for soaking in the landscapes. Bay Ridge might feel like a village on its quiet backstreet, but venture onto the primary shopping opportunities and you'll experience all of the busy commerce of big-city life. Commuters are well-connected, too: The X27 and X37 express buses make the journey to and from Manhattan in as little as 30 minutes, and the R train shuttles locals to Union Square in 40 minutes.