If you’re planning a stay at the Best Western Gregory Hotel on 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge (between 83rd and 84th streets), check out this list of great things to do during your stay.
(#1) Eat at Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant 7315 4th Avenue. I love Indian food and have eaten at many different Indian restaurants in New York and I don’t think I have found one that I like more than the Taj Mahal. And surprisingly, it’s also the cheapest Indian restaurant I’ve found in New York! It’s all good, but I’m a particularly big fan of their Chicken Tikka Masala.
(#2) Visit Owls Head Park. This is a beautiful 27 acre park that you can find at Colonial Rd and 68th St. Some scenes from the 2007 movie what happens in vegas they were filmed there.
(#3) Shopping around 86th St. For those of you who love to shop, there are plenty of shops and restaurants (including a great Vietnamese place called Pho Hoai) in this area.
(#4) Catch a movie at Bay Ridge Alpine at 6817 5th Avenue. Okay, to be honest, this isn’t the best cinema, but it works in a pinch! If you want to see movies of a more interesting type in a more pleasant environment, visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fort Green, Brooklyn.
(#5) Take the R train to Manhattan. Okay, I guess this is kind of a “cheat,” but actually one of the best things about Bay Ridge is that you can hop on the train and be in Manhattan (and if you’re lucky enough to transfer to the fast N train, you don’t even It won’t even take that long.)
You can have the excitement of Manhattan, but still return to quiet and peaceful Bay Ridge. And your hotel is going to be much less expensive than if you stayed in the heart of the Big Apple.