Rolling hills, appealing brick row houses and conventional Italian dining establishments 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 botanical gardens offer ample chance for soaking in the surroundings. Bay Ridge may feel like a town on its quiet side streets, however endeavor onto the main shopping opportunities and you'll experience all of the dynamic commerce of big-city life. Commuters are well-connected, too: The X27 and X37 express buses make the journey to and from Manhattan in as little as 30 minutes, and the R train shuttle bus homeowners to Union Square in 40 minutes.