Rolling hills, attractive brick row houses and conventional Italian eateries identify Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn neighborhood uses spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and arboretums offer sufficient opportunity for taking in the surroundings. Bay Ridge might seem like a little town on its quiet side road, but venture onto the primary shopping opportunities and you'll experience all of the dynamic 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 citizens to Union Square in 40 minutes.