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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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  • Delicious food and scenery...take in the views of sea and city. the food and the views are delicious...Walk ...shop ...view art...a fun walk to Brooklyn Heights too  more »
  • Very nice place to walk, nice views, good place to take pictures,you have many places to have lunch but as there is many people I recommend you to ho early, you have many decoration shops, you can hav...  more »
  • Obviously I had to take a Gossip Girl photo for my younger sister...ha! The area is really nice, though. Cool shops, and cobblestone streets. Right off the subway, and obviously close to the bridges a...  more »