J Lo may not actually live here (though her character on NBC's Shades of Blue does), but Bay Ridge—long beloved by those in the know—continues to earn fans these days. Stop by open houses this weekend to check the neighborhood out yourself—and read up on what one local blogger has to say about it.
345 Bay Ridge Parkway, Apartment 4J. A 700-square-foot one-bedroom with a renovated kitchen and bath with a storage unit in the basement. Asking price: $349,000. Open house: Saturday, January 30, 12 noon to 3 pm.
9935 Shore Road, Apartment 1D. A one-bedroom with a washer and dryer in a condo building with a gym; a tax abatement is in place, too. Asking price: $560,000. Open house: Sunday, January 31, 1 pm to 3 pm.
29 94th Street. A three-bedroom, two-bath brick house with a laundry room, formal dining room, and attic. Asking price: $1.498 million. Open house: Sunday, January 31, 3 pm to 5 pm.