Rolling hills, attractive brick row houses and conventional Italian eateries characterize Bay Ridge. This secluded Brooklyn area provides breathtaking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and arboretums supply ample opportunity for soaking in the scenery. Bay Ridge may feel like a little town on its quiet side road, but venture onto the main shopping avenues and you'll experience all of the bustling commerce of big-city life. Commuters are well-connected, too: The X27 and X37 express buses make the journey to and from Manhattan in just Thirty Minutes, and the R train shuttle bus citizens to Union Square in 40 minutes.