DUMBO

Widely known as the neighborhood that welcomes travelers into Brooklyn from Manhattan.

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Discover DUMBO: A Unique Neighborhood in Brooklyn

 

Welcome to DUMBO

DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a vibrant and historic neighborhood nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. This trendy enclave in Brooklyn seamlessly blends industrial charm with modern sophistication, offering residents and visitors a unique blend of art, culture, and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

Getting There

DUMBO is easily accessible by subway, with the F train stopping at York Street and the A/C trains at High Street. Alternatively, the neighborhood is a scenic walk across the bridges from Manhattan, providing breathtaking views of the cityscape.

Explore the Cobblestone Streets

One of DUMBO's defining features is its picturesque cobblestone streets. Wander along Washington Street for the iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge perfectly framed between two historic red-brick buildings. It's a favorite spot for photographers capturing the essence of the neighborhood.

Art and Culture Hub

DUMBO is a thriving cultural hub with numerous art galleries and performance spaces. The neighborhood hosts the annual DUMBO Arts Festival, showcasing local and international talent. St. Ann's Warehouse, a renowned performing arts venue, brings avant-garde theater and music to the area.

Iconic Landmarks

The Watchtower

DUMBO is home to the iconic Watchtower, once the headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Though the organization has moved, the building remains a local landmark, adding a touch of history to the neighborhood.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Stretching along the East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers green spaces, waterfront views, and recreational activities. The park is a favorite for picnics, outdoor workouts, and enjoying the stunning vistas of the Manhattan skyline.

Culinary Delights

DUMBO boasts a diverse culinary scene, from trendy cafes to upscale dining. Sample artisanal chocolates at Jacques Torres Chocolate, savor Neapolitan-style pizza at Juliana's, or enjoy a waterfront meal at Cecconi's DUMBO. The variety of options caters to every palate.

Shopping in Style

Explore unique boutiques and shops that line the streets of DUMBO. From curated bookstores like Powerhouse Arena to design stores like Modern Anthology, the neighborhood offers a mix of independent retailers that cater to art, fashion, and design enthusiasts.

DUMBO at Night

As the sun sets, DUMBO transforms into a magical realm of twinkling lights and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy craft cocktails at the stylish Time Out Market rooftop or experience live music at Superfine, a hip bar and restaurant housed in a former warehouse.

Final Thoughts

DUMBO is more than a neighborhood; it's an experience. Whether you're strolling along the waterfront, immersing yourself in contemporary art, or savoring delectable cuisine, DUMBO invites you to embrace its unique blend of history, creativity, and urban allure. Come explore and discover the charm that makes DUMBO one of Brooklyn's most captivating neighborhoods.

 
 
 

Around DUMBO, NY

There's plenty to do around DUMBO, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
89
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NYFoodBox, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Welcome Home.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.52 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.12 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.29 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for DUMBO, NY

4,921 people live in DUMBO, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $130,928. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,921

Total Population

34 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$130,928

Average individual Income

Schools in DUMBO, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby DUMBO. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Dock Street School For Steam Studies
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

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