Rolling hills, appealing brick row houses and conventional Italian eateries identify Bay Ridge. This secluded Brooklyn neighborhood offers breathtaking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. Its waterside esplanade, parks and arboretums supply sufficient opportunity for soaking in the scenery. Bay Ridge may seem like a little town on its quiet backstreet, however venture onto the main shopping opportunities and you'll experience all 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 Thirty Minutes, and the R train shuttles residents to Union Square in 40 minutes.