Dumbo Lofts For Rent

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).

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3 Bedroom 4 Bath Duplex Penthouse with Amazing Private Terrace and Garage Parking Space in Dumbo's Nicest and Full Service Luxury Building 51 Jay Street.$14,500
Bask in endless sunlight and spectacular views in this ultra modern two bedroom plus bonus room, two and a half bathroom penthouse in one of DUMBO's most revered condominiums.$13,250
Amazing Terrace with River and Skyline Views Gorgeous split two bedroom, two bath home with soaring ceilings and an enormous landscaped terrace with full outdoor kitchen !$12,500
STUNNING HARBOR amp ; MANHATTAN VIEWS from this spectacular 3.$11,995
Amazement will be your reaction when you enter this stunning penthouse duplex with an almost 30' wide loft like living space.$11,500
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$9,950
Best value luxury rental in Dumbo today.$9,000
NO FEETWO MONTHS FREE ON AN 18 MONTH LEASEEnjoy DUMBO penthouse splendor in this spectacular full floor three bedroom, two bathroom condominium showplace with a private rooftop terrace.$9,000
Welcome to 51 Jay Street 5I, a stunning 3 BR 3.$9,000
Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge from this enormous, 2005 square foot 2 bedroom, 2.$8,950
This beautiful open and airy space has unforgettable views of manhattan from the iconic Clocktower Condominium in DUMBO.$8,769
This magnificent amp ; unique approximately 1, 674 sq.$8,250
2 Bedroom Penthouse with Rooftop Terrace amp ; Views !$7,995
Welcome home to this elegantly proportioned and richly finished 1609 sqft Duplex Loft in Dumbo.$7,995
Welcome to 51 Jay Street 5A, a stunning 2 BR 2.$7,300
In unit washer dryer, one month free on a 12 month lease, and two months free on a 24 month lease.$6,750
Wonderful Corner Home, WBFP, Windo Kit, amp ; A Private Balcony.$6,750
Stunning D. U. M. B. O. loft available in full service building.$6,750
The CROWN JEWEL 11H in Dumbo's most coveted building, The Sweeney Building !$6,500
APPLICATION ACCEPTED. Two Bedroom 2 Bath Plus Dining Area.$6,500
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available Perfectly located in DUMBOs Coveted Clock Tower Condominium sits this approximately 1, 414 sq.$6,500
Spacious Loft in one of Dumbo's most coveted Condominiums.$6,495
Brooklyn Heights 2 Bed 2 Bath with Amazing City Views This 1, 450sqft.$6,000
Unit 1102 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with 1352 S F.$6,000
Welcome to 360 Furman right in the stunning 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park.$5,850
Available for both sale at 1, 699, 000 or rent at 5, 800.$5,800
At the highly sought after KIRKMAN LOFTS, an historic conversion of a DUMBO soap factory, this is beautiful, true 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom duplex has the private outdoor space you ...$5,800
NOW OFFERING ONE MONTH'S FREE RENTOne month free on a twelve month lease averages to 5, 225 monthly.$5,700
NO BROKER FEE available now.$5,600
A Stunningly large one bedroom home office designer 1020 s f condo Loft apt OBBP.$5,350
907sf 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Welcome to 220 Water street.$5,250
NO FEE ONE MONTH FREE ! Smartly laid out true 2 bedroom, 2 bath in one of Dumbo's finest boutique building, This apartment has an open kitchen equipped with Bosch ...$5,200
New No Fee Dumbo Loft ! Enjoy the splendor in this spectacularly bright two bedroom, two bathroom condominium with private balcony.$5,200
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