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Dumbo, Brooklyn

(4.5/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • Full of good restaurants and some galleries, this area has pushed its way onto the NYC scene with galleries and good eats.  more »
  • Brilliant when you open before our eyes Washington street is a strong emotion for someone like me who has loved the masterpiece of sergio leone's once upon a time in america c great perspective of bridges and of the manhattan skyline Manhattan bridge does photograph absolutely!
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  • the area is completely beautiful, full of shops, restaurants for all budgets, local coffee and food fast, Park for walking, beautiful views of NY, quiet area, 5 minutes from metro station access. Dumbo is the areas most beautiful outside manhattan. During the day or night it is a beautiful place to go
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