I just moved to Bay Ridge and have just been offered a good deal on my parents' car. I have been considering getting a car for a couple years now, and now that I live down here, it seems like it would be quite a convenience. Our friends live all over brooklyn and mine and my husband's families live a little outside the city. I am sick of being bound by the crappy MTA, but I constantly hear people complaining about the parking situation in Bay Ridge and I need advice from people in the neighborhood on whether it is as bad as it sounds. Are there any sweet spots in the neighborhood (im on 79th btw 6th and 7th), and how long can I expect to look for a parking spot in the evening? I am trying to figure out if the convenience of being able to do day and weekend trips and freely visiting friends and family would out weigh the annoyance of messed up weekend (and slooow weekday) trains and searching for parking spots. Thanks for any advice!