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Short for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass," Dumbo is a bustling community on the shore of the East River. Thanks to the efforts of Joy Glidden, founder of of the DUMBO arts center and co-founder of the DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, as well as other urban developers, the once industrial area was successfully transformed into a waterfront hub for artists and entrepreneurs. The rich arts and culture scene includes everything from small galleries to large performance venues, as well as book and music stores. The neighborhood also features trendy shops, bars, and restaurants, including great pizza places. As you wander between local businesses, many of which are housed in revamped industrial buildings, take in views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The relatively small neighborhood is easy to explore on foot, and it is accessible from Manhattan via subway and ferry. Take a look at our Brooklyn tour itinerary maker tool to schedule your visit to Dumbo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
This place is really nice to visit, it has beautiful views and it's a great place to take some pictures, just know that it can get really crowded! When we went, it was quite crowded, but if you get a.... more
This place is really nice to visit, it has beautiful views and it's a great place to take some pictures, just know that it can get really crowded! When we went, it was quite crowded, but if you get a.... more »
Started the day in dumbo, walked down to Washington street to see beautiful view of manhatten bridge with Empire State Building. Then onto pebble beach, great view of Brooklyn bridge, then breakfast..... more
Started the day in dumbo, walked down to Washington street to see beautiful view of manhatten bridge with Empire State Building. Then onto pebble beach, great view of Brooklyn bridge, then breakfast..... more »
Such a cool spot near the Manhattan Bridge. It’s such a lively place with a “flea market” of sorts with incredible knickknacks, records, and food. Definitely come here to grab a picture of the incredibly famous view of the Manhattan Bridge between two stunning brown buildings. When the sun shines on the buildings, the view is breathtaking!
A very touristic area with a stunning view of the Manhattan bridge. The area is flooded with restaurants along the street to have quick bites or just take quick breaks from the winter chills during winter. The view is just breathtaking, those kind of views that are better enjoyed with friends or family. To be honest the only bad thing is the number of tourists who flock this area. It’s rarely deserted making it very hard to get a clean shot with no people. And also the street gets busy sometimes with cars, so take pictures responsibly without inconveniencing the motorists in the area.
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