Rolling hills, appealing brick row houses and conventional Italian restaurants characterize Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn neighborhood offers awesome views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New york city Harbor. Its waterside esplanade, parks and botanical gardens offer sufficient opportunity for soaking in the scenery. Bay Ridge may feel like a village on its peaceful side streets, but venture onto the main shopping avenues and you'll experience all of the busy 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 shuttle bus homeowners to Union Square in 40 minutes.