• Local Expert 51 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"I remember old Bay Ridge"

I moved from Bay Ridge in 1988 after living there from 1973. Got my first studio (1973) apartment (with a yard) for $90/month gas, electric included. Was a friendly, crime free area in the 70's. Virtually Norwegian, Greek and Italian ONLY. Lots of stores on 3rd ave between 69th and 86th streets and a short (healthy) walk down to Shore Road park or Bliss park. Churches, restaurants and bars/pubs aplenty. Good transit with the RR subway line and B63, B37, B16 buses. It was a wonderful time to live in Bay Ridge, Dyker or Bensonhurst. Safe streets ANY hour, day or night for women to walk. I wish I had a time machine so I could go back. The most beautiful spot in Bay Ridge?? The hill in Bliss Park over looking the 69th street pier and bay, now called Veterans Memorial Pier.
  • Stores, stores, stores
  • available apartments
  • friendly neighbors
  • Nice restaurants; lots of bars
  • Nice summer sea breezes near Shore Road
  • Rents freakin' high
  • parking sucks, big time
  • getting too gentrified
  • Parking is difficult after rush hour
  • Quite a commute to Manhattan
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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