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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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  • Pleasant to walk around, some nice restaurants, great views of the city, unfortunate that there are so many busy roads running through this area though. 
  • This district, which is at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, is characterized by being residential and retain the features of yesteryear. It is a good place to take a look at Brooklyn...
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  • Some wonderful seafood and trendy restaurants along with quaint antique shops and book stores to roam about in. Another gem of an area in NYC.