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Dumbo, Brooklyn

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dumbo by using our Brooklyn tour planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I thought as long as you don't keep an eye an awful grandeur, this shop is the place to be. Take some photos of the actual car in the driveway and carry it around in a somewhat uncomfortable point.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Is the first neighborhood in Brooklyn just across the bridge. Offers unparalleled views of Manhattan. Beautiful palaces and very different from those of the other side of the river. Is a great place to start the tour of Brooklyn, which must last a full day.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass here revealed the acronym DUMBO, a strategic place to have a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Once off the Brooklyn Bridge is must see, arrived in Dumbo is like being on a movie set, this corner of Brooklyn is often taken up in the movies and used for advertising services or fashion, here is one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline and skyline, both day and night. Not to be missed!
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