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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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  • After a lovely walk across Brooklyn Bridge we wandered around the area known as Dumbo (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass). A developing little district with riverside parklands, looking back to Man...  more »
  • Stopped by Dumbo when walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and got some amazing photos of the bridge and New York skyline. A great little district full of lots to do and see!  more »
  • A great place to visit after you have walked across The Brooklyn Bridge,really good place for Photo ops.from the shoreline towards NYC and surrounding areas,and of course take pictures of the equally ...  more »

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To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
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