Rolling hills, appealing brick row homes and standard Italian restaurants define Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn community uses breathtaking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New york city Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and botanical gardens offer ample opportunity for soaking in the landscapes. Bay Ridge might feel like a little town on its peaceful side streets, but venture onto the primary shopping opportunities 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 just Thirty Minutes, and the R train shuttle bus locals to Union Square in 40 minutes.