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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BRIDGE BANCORP INC [BDGE]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) __X__ Other (specify below)
Director-by-Deputization
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR, 
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/18/2019
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10022
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ("Common Stock") 03/18/2019   S   182 D $31.4 320,603 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Common Stock 03/18/2019   S   205 D $31.41 320,398 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Common Stock 03/18/2019   S   1,005 D $31.4 109,511 I See footnotes(1)(3)
Common Stock 03/18/2019   S   1,131 D $31.41 108,380 I See footnotes(1)(3)
Common Stock 03/18/2019   S   4,313 D $31.4 719,809 I See footnotes(1)(4)
Common Stock 03/18/2019   S   4,856 D $31.41 714,953 I See footnotes(1)(4)
Common Stock 03/19/2019   S   119 D $31.05 320,279 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Common Stock 03/19/2019   S   658 D $31.05 107,722 I See footnotes(1)(3)
Common Stock 03/19/2019   S   2,823 D $31.05 712,130 I See footnotes(1)(4)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   521 D $30.26 319,758 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   123 D $30.69 319,635 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   2,877 D $30.26 104,845 I See footnotes(1)(3)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   676 D $30.69 104,169 I See footnotes(1)(3)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   12,347 D $30.26 699,783 I See footnotes(1)(4)
Common Stock 03/20/2019   S   2,901 D $30.69 696,882 I See footnotes(1)(4)
Common Stock               169,173 I See footnotes(1)(5)
Common Stock               30,136 I See footnotes(1)(6)
Common Stock               115,726 I See footnotes(1)(7)
Common Stock               30,870 I See footnotes(1)(8)
Common Stock               138,282 D(1)(9)  
Common Stock               161,934.9549 D(1)(10)  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
LINDENBAUM MATTHEW A
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X    
LINDENBAUM BENNETT D
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
BASSWOOD FINANCIAL FUND, INC.
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
BASSWOOD ENHANCED LONG SHORT FUND LP
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
BASSWOOD PARTNERS, L.L.C.
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
BASSWOOD ENHANCED LONG SHORT GP, LLC
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization
BASSWOOD OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS, L.P.
BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
645 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
  X   X   Director-by-Deputization

Signatures

 BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.; /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum   03/20/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) See Exhibit 99.1
(2) See Exhibit 99.1
(3) See Exhibit 99.1
(4) See Exhibit 99.1
(5) See Exhibit 99.1
(6) See Exhibit 99.1
(7) See Exhibit 99.1
(8) See Exhibit 99.1
(9) See Exhibit 99.1
(10) See Exhibit 99.1
 
Remarks:
Explanation of Responses:Notes are included on Exhibit 99.1 hereto.Exhibit List:-------------Exhibit 99.1 - Explanation of ResponsesExhibit 99.2 - Joint Filer Information Exhibit 99.3 - Joint Filers' Signatures

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXPLANATION OF RESPONSES)

Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019


Explanation of Responses:
1.
This Form 4 is filed on behalf of Matthew Lindenbaum, Bennett Lindenbaum, Basswood Financial Fund, Inc. (“BFF, Inc.”), Basswood Opportunity Partners, LP (“BOP”), Basswood Enhanced Long Short Fund, L.P. (“BELS”), Basswood Enhanced Long Short GP, LLC, Basswood Partners, L.L.C. and Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C. (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”). Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C. is the investment manager or adviser to BFF, Inc., BOP, BELS, Basswood Financial Fund, LP (“BFF”), Basswood Financial Long Only Fund, LP (“BFLOF”) and Basswood Opportunity Fund, Inc. (“BOF”) (collectively, the “Funds”) and certain separate managed accounts managed by Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C. (the “Managed Accounts”) and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in the Common Stock directly held by the Funds and held in the Managed Accounts. Basswood Partners, L.L.C. is the general partner of BFF, BOP and BFLOF, and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in the Common Stock held directly by BFF, BOP and BLOF. Basswood Enhanced Long Short GP, LLC is the general partner of BELS and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in the Common Stock held directly by BELS. Matthew Lindenbaum and Bennett Lindenbaum are the managing members of Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C. and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in the Common Stock directly held by the Funds and held in the Managed Accounts, and also directly hold shares of Common Stock.  In accordance with Instruction 4(b)(iv), the entire amount of Common Stock held by the Funds or Managed Accounts are reported herein. Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of all shares of Common Stock that are beneficially owned by the Funds or Managed Accounts, except to the extent of any direct or indirect pecuniary interest therein. Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C. and Basswood Partners, L.L.C. also disclaim beneficial ownership of the shares held directly by Matthew Lindenbaum and Bennett Lindenbaum. Matthew Lindenbaum and Bennett Lindenbaum each disclaim beneficial ownership of the shares held directly by the other.

Matthew Lindenbaum, a managing member of Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C, serves on the board of directors of the Issuer as a representative of the Reporting Persons.  As a result, each of the Reporting Persons is a “director-by-deputization” solely for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act.  By reason of the provisions of Rule 16a-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of the shares of Common Stock issued to Matthew Lindenbaum.
2.
Common Stock held directly by BOP.
3.
Common stock held directly by BFF, Inc.
4.
Common stock held directly by BELS.
5.
Common Stock held directly by certain separate accounts managed by Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
6.
Common Stock held directly by BOF.
7.
Common Stock held directly by BFF.
8.
Common Stock held directly by BFLOF.
9.
Common Stock held directly by Bennett Lindenbaum.
10.
Common Stock held directly by Matthew Lindenbaum, which includes 919.9548 shares of Common Stock underlying a restricted stock unit award. This number includes shares received as part of a dividend reinvestment program.
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Section 3: EX-99.2 (JOINT FILER INFORMATION)

Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019



Joint Filer Information
Joint Filers:
 
   
1. Name:
Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
2. Name:
Bennett Lindenbaum
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
3. Name:
Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
4. Name:
Basswood Financial Fund, Inc.
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
5. Name:
Basswood Enhanced Long Short Fund, LP
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
6. Name:
Basswood Partners, L.L.C.
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   
7. Name:
Basswood Enhanced Long Short GP, LLC
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022



Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019


   
8. Name:
Basswood Opportunity Partners, LP
 
Address: c/o Basswood Capital Management, LLC
 
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
 
New York, NY 10022
   










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Section 4: EX-99.3 (JOINT FILERS' SIGNATURES)

Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019

Joint Filers’ Signatures
   
 
/s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                                      
 
Matthew Lindenbaum
   
   
 
/s/ Bennett Lindenbaum                                        
 
Bennett Lindenbaum
   
   
   
 
Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
   
   
 
By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                               
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   
   
 
Basswood Financial Fund, Inc.
 
By: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
   
   
 
By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                              
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   



Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019



   
 
Basswood Enhanced Long Short Fund, LP
 
By: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
   
   
 
By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                              
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   
   
 
Basswood Partners, L.L.C.
   
   
 
By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                              
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   
   
 
Basswood Enhanced Long Short GP, LLC
   
 
By: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
   
   
 
By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                              
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   






Designated Filer: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. [BDGE]
Date of Event Requiring Statement:
March 18, 2019


   
 
Basswood Opportunity Partners, LP
   
  By: Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
   
   
  By:  /s/ Matthew Lindenbaum                              
 
Name: Matthew Lindenbaum
 
Title: Managing Member
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






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