Bay Ridge, Brooklyn may not be the fastest part of New York, but it has its charms and is very safe. If you want to stay in New York but don't want to break the bank and want to see how "normal" people live day to day, then the Best Western Gregory Hotel in Bay Ridge is a great place to stay.
This hotel is located on Fourth Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets. This means that it is only a few blocks away from busy shopping space. Yes, except for Manhattan, there are places to shop!
By NYC standards, the rooms are very affordable. I actually just checked the rates and the rooms are available for $ 160 per night. You would easily spend it twice in Manhattan, and they would call it a great deal!
As someone who knows the Bay Ridge area well, I have to say that my favorite neighborhood thing is food. There are really great restaurants with two of my favorites: the Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant located at 7315 3rd avenue and the Pho Hoai Vietnamese restaurant located at 8616 Fourth Avenue.
If you enjoy Indian and Vietnamese food, you will probably love these restaurants as much as I do. And if you don't like Indian and Vietnamese food, then you probably haven't given it much. Stop eating at Applebee's and try real food for a change!