Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge certainly has a lot to offer from its endless outdoor spaces to its trendy restaurants and spacious apartments. It is a welcoming waterfront community that offers breathtaking views of the New York Harbor and the Verrazano Bridge. Bay Ridge boasts various parks and piers along the waterfront.The diverse community is home to residents from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. Bay Ridge is easily accessible by car via the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway, or the R train that runs to and from the heart of Manhattan.

Neighborhood Tags

  • Ferry Access
  • Waterfront community
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • pet-friendly
  • Diverse
  • Quiet
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    You'll fall in love withThe stunning views and sunsets that you can take advantage of at the Narrow's Waterfront and Shore Parks.
  • blue
    The lifestyleA relaxing small-town feel within a diverse and charming waterfront escape.
  • pink-purple
    Unexpected appealA tight-knit neighborhood that is home to almost one hundred community organizations.

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
  • Shore Park
  • NYC Ferry
  • Narrows Botanical Garden
  • Owl's Head Park
  • 69th Street Pier
  • Close to Fort Hamilton

Located in southwest brooklyn

Nearest Subway

  • R

Commute Times

Atlantic Terminal 28m by train, 22m by car

Grand Central 55m by train, 30m by car

Union Square 43m by train, 30m by car

Wall Street 38m by train, 21m by car

Around the Block

Explore Bay Ridge

A diverse waterfront community offering a relaxing change of pace and a place to call home.

After the R train subway line was installed in the neighborhood, access to the area attracted residents from all over the city and world. The accessibility that came with new subways lines brought new residential developments to the once rural neighborhood. Bay Ridge is home to the famous Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. Parks along the waterfront allow residents to enjoy great views of the bridge along with the sunsets and sunrises offering a relaxing escape away from the noise and bustle of Manhattan.

Relaxing waterfront views in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge has the perfect small town vibes with lively parks, great views and a variety of great restaurants, shops and bars. For shopping, 86th Street is a commerical strip home to big-box chain stores such as Century 21, Gap and Bananna Republic. Along Third and Fifth Avenue you will find locally-owned businesses and beloved mom-and-pop shops.

Shoppers cross the commercial 86th street in Bay Ridge
Residents at the 69th street pier in Bay Ridge

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Whats around you

In Bay Ridge you’ll get the big sky and friendly calm of a well-established waterfront town without having to sacrifice good dining and shopping. 

Sunset beyond the Verrazzano-Narrow's Bridge in Bay Ridge

The neighborhood is rich in green spaces and parks ideal for a day away from the bustle of the city. Shore and Owl's Head Park offer stunning waterfront views and the best of sunrises and sunsets. Shore Park includes baseball fields, tennis courts and handball courts. Meanwhile, at Owl's Head Park you will children playgrounds, open spaces for your furry friends and green areas ideal for picnics during the warmer months. At Narrows Botanical Garden on Shore Road you can enjoy a beautiful butterfly garden and a native plant sanctuary. With a small-town feel and a welcoming tigh-knit community, Bay Ridge is the perfect neighborhood for everyone.

Buildings in Bay Ridge