Rolling hills, attractive brick row homes and traditional Italian restaurants identify Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn area offers spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New york city Harbor. Its waterside esplanade, parks and arboretums supply ample opportunity for taking in the surroundings. Bay Ridge might feel like a little town on its quiet side streets, but venture onto the primary shopping opportunities and you'll experience all of the bustling commerce of big-city life. Commuters are well-connected, too: The X27 and X37 reveal 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.