Bay Ridge

Come see charming cul-de-sacs off 72nd Street in Bay Ridge

Eye On Real Estate

August 1, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bay Ridge is full of cul-de-sacs if you know where to look. This is the 72nd Street entrance to one of them, which is called Bennett Court. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Short streets, long on charm.

Bay Ridge is full of them.

The southwest Brooklyn shoreline neighborhood has picturesque single-block streets and privately owned cul-de-sacs, some of which are pedestrian pathways rather than roads for cars.

Stroll with us in search of these tucked-away treasures, which are sprinkled throughout Bay Ridge from Cannonball Park by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Owl’s Head Park at the neighborhood’s north end.

Did you know there’s a street in Bay Ridge that’s paved with red bricks?

That’s a rarity in this day and age.

It’s Bennett Court, a cul-de-sac that is tucked between Third and Fourth avenues and has its entrance on 72nd Street.

It is lined with a handful of charming, old-fashioned rowhouses.

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* Parallel to Bennett Court, and very close by between Third and Fourth avenues, you find Ridge Court. It, too, is a cul-de-sac with charming rowhouses.

To give you an indication of what properties go for on these two tiny streets, 7107 Ridge Court sold for $860,000 in June, city Finance Department records indicate.

* A third Bay Ridge cul-de-sac with an entrance on 72nd Street is called 72nd Court. It can be found on the block between Shore Road and Narrows Avenue.

It is a serene corner of the neighborhood. Several rowhouses on 72nd Court’s odd-numbered side have porches with beautiful awnings.

 

 

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