Rolling hills, attractive brick row homes and conventional Italian restaurants characterize Bay Ridge. This remote Brooklyn neighborhood offers spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. Its waterfront esplanade, parks and arboretums provide adequate chance for soaking in the landscapes. Bay Ridge might seem like a little town on its peaceful backstreet, but endeavor onto the main shopping opportunities and you'll experience all 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 30 minutes, and the R train shuttle bus homeowners to Union Square in 40 minutes.