Hello Josephine, the area around Grymes Hill includes Wagner College, St. John's University. Grymes Hill has city bus service with connections to the buses to the Manhattan Ferry, and the bus to Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Grymes Hill is protected by the Hillside Preservation District Law, which was passed by the City Council in 1987. This limited development on slopes steeper than 35 degrees. Many homes in the area have views of New York Harbor, and the Verrazano Bridge.