BAY RIDGE - Shoppers in Bay Ridge can avoid long lines and double-parking at some of their favorite stores with curbside service.

Co-owner of Your Baker on 86th Street says he started curbside pickup as a service to his customers who were worried about getting parking tickets. He adds approximately 100 customers are now taking advantage of calling in their orders to get delivered to their cars.

Novel Idea on 3rd Avenue also offers curbside pickup to its customers. The bookstore owner says she started the service because there is a lack of parking in the area. Bay Ridge business owners say the curbside service is growing largely due to word of mouth.