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Dumbo, Brooklyn
(4.5/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Must to go when you are in New York you can appreciate the wonderful sky line of Manhattan dramatically in addition there is an ice cream parlour, where they say that they make the best ice cream in New York, but for lack of time we could not prove it you can not miss it, the picture is spectacular
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  • Dumbo, what can I say apart from its a must visit ? Everyone walks/ bikes/ crosses the Brooklyn Bridge right ? Well, just when you cross, Dumbo is right there. It has good food, good view, good vibe, ...  more »
  • was on a short trip to Brooklyn, so have not much time to discover things by myself. So thanks to friends who took me to most beautiful places of Brooklyn. Dumbo was one of them. it was amazing for me...  more »