Rolling hills, appealing brick row homes and standard Italian restaurants define Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn area provides spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New york city Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and botanical gardens offer sufficient chance for soaking in the landscapes. Bay Ridge may feel like a town on its quiet side streets, but endeavor onto the main shopping avenues and you'll experience all of the dynamic 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 Thirty Minutes, and the R train shuttle bus locals to Union Square in 40 minutes.