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Dumbo, Brooklyn

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • It took a while finding the ... Hard to find than I thought they was found to be hard enough looking at Manhattan, Dumbo was too pretty ... I went to after sunset glow when used with really icing on the cake was, I guess.
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  • Neighborhood located under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges with great views to the island of Manhattan, has a very nice promenade to take and take and take pictures, from there close out a Ferry that takes you to Williamsburg or Manhattan which I recommend taking then from williamsburg when it gets dark by the view that they will have on the island all illuminated.
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  • From this part, approaching is to the River, one can enjoy from the vision of them skyscrapers in all its splendor with all the bridge Brooklyn front.
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