Bay Ridge

Originally known as Yellow Hook, this far-flung residential ’hood is coincidentally only accessible by the yellow subway lines (the N and R). Made famous for its blue-collar Italian Catholic community and love of disco in Saturday Night Fever, today Bay Ridge is home to one of the city’s largest Middle Eastern populations. The Ridge may be deep but -- between the incredible falafel, waterfront walks and Verrazano views -- it’s well worth the trek.