Othmar Ammann, 1964

From John Paul Jones Park, cross Shore Road and walk along the entrance to the Belt Parkway for a good view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The bridge’s engineer designed seven other bridges around New York City, including the George Washington and Whitestone Bridges. The bridge was highly contested during the planning phase, as many homes had to be razed. Upon completion, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge and has become a symbol of Bay Ridge thanks to iconic views looking south down the neighborhood’s avenues.