Bay Ridge

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which was the world's largest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1964, is a dramatic backdrop for the neighborhood. Here it is seen looking south along Fifth Avenue. (May. 10, 2013) Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Bay Ridge in southwest Brooklyn has long been a haven for blue-collar workers and their families. Scandinavian, Italian and Irish families have populated the neighborhood in the past, and today, Asian, Greek and Arab Americans also call Bay Ridge home.