Dumbo

Short for “down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass,” this Brooklyn neighborhood has seen a major renaissance and overhaul over the past few years. Nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, DUMBO is marked by its cobblestone streets, warehouse buildings in the midst of condo conversion, and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, framed by two of the most famous bridges in America. Another portion of DUMBO stretches from the Manhattan Bridge east to Vinegar Hill.

Throughout most of the nineteenth century, DUMBO’s western area was named after its ferry stop, Fulton Landing, until the Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect Brooklyn to Manhattan. At the time, it was an area devoted mainly to manufacturing that gradually became more residential, due to deindustrialization.

The neighborhood’s appeal began in the 1970s when it became known as an artist’s haven of deserted streets and cavernous loft spaces. Its many loft spaces continue to make it a haven for artists. A popular annual arts festival and the many performance spaces and pieces that take place on any given night throughout the neighborhood have also been attractive to artists. Some of these performances spaces and galleries include St. Ann’s Warehouse, the A.I.R. Gallery, the Dumbo Arts Center, the Museum of Modern Arthur, Spring, Schickler Howard Fine Art, the Galapagos Art Space, the powerHouse Arena, and the BAC Gallery. DUMBO is also home to Bargemusic, a docked coffee barge located at Fulton Landing that is now a floating classical music venue, and the Annual Art on the Bridge Festival.

In 2007, DUMBO was protected as an historic district—the 90th in New York City to achieve such an honor. Fulton Ferry, scene of George Washington's evacuation from The Battle of Brooklyn, now features a new pier with historical markers and is dubbed one of “the most romantic views” in the neighborhood. Old Fulton Street features the Eagle Warehouse and Storage Company of Brooklyn, a large beautiful brick structure completed in 1893 that is now a condominium.

On Water Street, the old Empire Stores building built in 1869 looks much like it did when it was at the hub of New York’s shipping business. To the west of DUMBO is the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Vinegar Hill. Today, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is being converted into a business park for the many companies requiring large open spaces. Also in the works are plans for a waterfront park to replace the unused docks along the East River.

DUMBO is also home to a number of culinary businesses and famous restaurants. These include Jacque Torres Chocolate, the River Café, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Grimaldi’s, Dumbo General Store, Five Front, Superfine, and Pete’s Downtown Restaurant. Some of the more popular area bars are Rebar, Speak Low, Il Brigante, Low Bar, and Walter Street Restaurant & Lounge. Shopping includes Wonk, City Joinery, which features innovative, space-conscious furniture, and Blueberi. DUMBO also has a number of clubs, such as 81 Front Street Gallery, Halcyon, Manhattan Bridge Archway, the Dumbo Loft, and Toro.

Boasting one of the best children’s parks in the city, DUMBO has become known as a great place to raise a family. The neighborhood is easily accessible by the A, F, and C subway lines at Jay Street, where residents and the area’s rapidly growing digital industry workers can get into Manhattan. People can also take the ferry, run by the New York Water Taxi company. The B25, B67, B69, and B75 buses are also an option, as is simply walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, via its famous walkway.

Local schools include League Treatment Center and Daniel Hale Williams School (PS 307).

For more information:
http://dumbonyc.com/
http://nymag.com/visitorsguide/neighborhoods/bk-heights-dumbo/
http://brooklyn.about.com/od/brooklynneighborhoods/p/DUMBO.htm
http://www.dumboartscenter.org/
http://southbrooklyn.net/dumbo.html
http://www.mrchocolate.com/
http://www.dumbo-dna.org

Corner Two Bedroom Loft with a HUGE Private Cabana in the Heart of DUMBO!
2 BR 2 bath
1210 sq ft
Loft
Condo
$5,695
1 BEDROOM IN DUMBO FOR RENT
1 BR 1 bath
728 sq ft
Mid-rise
Condo Sublet
$3,494
BRAND NEW 2BED 2BA, W/ IN UNIT W/D, IN DUMBO'S NEWEST ADDRESS
2 BR 2 bath
Mid-rise
Rental
$5,495
BRAND NEW STUDIO IN DUMBO'S NEWEST ADDRESS
Studio 1 bath
Mid-rise
Rental
$2,695
BRAND NEW 1 BED IN DUMBO'S NEWEST ADDRESS
1 BR 1 bath
Mid-rise
Rental
$3,495
SPACIOUS DUMBO 1 Bedroom!!
1 BR 1 bath
Highrise
Rental
$3,710
SWEEPING BROOKLYN BRIDGE & CITY VIEWS! LUXURY STUDIO, W/D, FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, ROOF DECK, GYM & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
0.5 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Rental
$2,795
SWEEPING BROOKLYN BRIDGE & CITY VIEWS! LUXURY 2BR/2BA, W/D, FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, ROOF DECK, GYM & MORE - 2 MONTHS FREE & NO FEE
2 BR 2 bath
Apartment
Rental
$5,200
SWEEPING BROOKLYN BRIDGE & CITY VIEWS! LUXURY 1BR, W/D, FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, ROOF DECK, GYM & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
1 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Rental
$3,295
LARGE 2BDR,1BATH IN DUMBO**NO FEE**IMME**WILLIAMSBURG**BROOKLYN
2 BR 1 bath
1253 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$5,425
Dumbo: Spacious  Corner 2 Bedroom Apartment
2 BR 2 bath
880 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$4,695
Amazing HUGE 2br/1ba in Dumbo---Super cozy & No fee**IMME**WILLIAMSBURG**BROOKLYN
2 BR 1 bath
1253 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$5,425
Dumbo: Spacious 1 Bedroom
1 BR 1 bath
606 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$3,314
No fee!!--Super Luxury and Spacious 1BR/1BA---DUMBO---Breathtaking Views---BROOKLYN NO FEE
1 BR 1 bath
744 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$4,190
Dumbo: 1 Bedroom Luxury Unit
1 BR 1 bath
618 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$3,546
NO FEE Rental DUMBO 1 Bedroom 1 Bath
1 BR 1 bath
606 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$3,666
Dumbo: Luxury 1BD/1BA
1 BR 1 bath
606 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$3,949
Massive New DUMBO Waterfront  2 Bedroom Apartment
2 BR 2 bath
987 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$6,371
DELUXE DUMBO Two Bedroom Rental
2 BR 2 bath
963 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$5,820
Dumbo: Spacious 2 Bedroom
2 BR 2 bath
963 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$5,739
Spacious & Beautiful 2BDR/1BA Apt in Dumbo with Outdoor Space---No Fee**Laundry in Unit**WILLIAMSBURG
2 BR 1 bath
889 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$4,830
Large & Beautiful 1BDR/2BA Apt in Dumbo---No fee!!**Gym & Laundry in Building**
856 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$4,204
DUMBO: 1 Bedroom with outdoor space
1 BR 1 bath
631 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$4,364
Dumbo: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath
2 BR 2 bath
987 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$6,371
No fee!!!---Spacious & Cozy 1BED/1BATH apartment in Dumbo** W/D in unit--IMMEDIATE
660 sq ft
Apartment
Rental
$3,800
2 HUGE BALCONIES IN DUMBO! SPLIT 2BR LAYOUT w/ PRIVATE OUTDOOR SPACE, W/D, OPEN KITCHEN, FITNESS CENTER, ROOF DECK  & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
2 BR 2 bath
Apartment
Rental
$4,379
BEST 1BR DEAL IN DUMBO! LARGE LAYOUT w/ OPEN KITCHEN, HUGE ISLAND, W/D, FITNESS CENTER, ROOF DECK  & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
1 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Rental
$3,220
GREAT FOR ROOMMATES! SPLIT 2BR LAYOUT w/ W/D, OPEN KITCHEN, FITNESS CENTER, ROOF DECK  & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
2 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Rental
$4,073
POSSIBLE FLEX 2BR IN DUMBO! LARGE 1BR w/ HOME OFFICE, W/D, FITNESS CENTER, ROOF DECK  & MORE - 1 MONTH FREE & NO FEE
2 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Rental
$3,643
DUMBO CORNER APARTMENT | 2BD/2BD, DISHWASHER, GYM, BIKE ROOM, WATERFRONT DISTRICT - 1 MOTH FREE + NO FEE
2 BR 2 bath
846 sq ft
Rental
$4,255
VERY SPACIOUS LUXURY 1BR w/ W/D, OPEN LAYOUT, BALCONY, AMAZING VIEWS, 24hr DOORMAN, FITNESS CENTER & ROOF DECK
1 BR
Apartment
Rental
$3,200
**THE HOTTEST STUDIO IN DUMBO WITH VIEWS!!** $2795
Studio 1 bath
Hi-rise
Rental
$2,795
BRAND NEW 2BED/2BA, QUINTESSENTIAL DUMBO LOFT LIFESTYLE
2 BR 2 bath
Mid-rise
Rental
$4,475
**THE HOTTEST ONE BEDROOM IN DUMBO WITH VIEWS!!** $3700
1 BR 1 bath
Hi-rise
Rental
$3,700
**THE HOTTEST TWO BEDROOM IN DUMBO WITH VIEWS!!** $5400
2 BR 2 bath
Hi-rise
Rental
$5,400
Expansive 2 Bedroom Loft Perfectly Suited for Large Furniture
2 BR 1 bath
1150 sq ft
Loft
Rental
$5,640
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