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Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge's development as a neighborhood has been relatively recent history. The area was chiefly rural and something of a summer retreat until 1892, after which the construction of Brooklyn's first electric trolley greatly expanded access. Whispers of the subway's arrival spurned growth in the early 1900s, even though the first stations wouldn't open up until the mid-1910s. By 1925, Bay Ridge's population had doubled from where it was at the turn of the century. Today, Bay Ridge is a vibrant seaside community with plenty of open space to stretch your legs and even put down roots. And worry not about being isolated on the southwest coast of Brooklyn; the R train affords Bay Ridge an abundance of subway service. A ferry terminal on the 69th Street Pier also provides passage to points along the borough's western shores and the Financial District in Manhattan.

Located in Brooklyn, NYC

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


East to West
Gowanus Expy. to Belt Pkwy.
North to South
65th St. to Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Nearby Neighborhoods
Sunset Park, Dyker Heights, Borough Park
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