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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PH Luxury with Unrivaled Space amp ; Views Brilliant design and modern luxury are uniquely intertwined in this true penthouse masterpiece.$45,000
Amazement will be your reaction when you enter this stunning penthouse duplex with an almost 30' wide loft like living space.$14,000
Designed by acclaimed architecture firm ODA, 51 Jay Street sets a new standard for living in DUMBO.$11,500
This rare 3 bedroom, 2. 5 bath penthouse boasts 2, 156 sq.$11,000
NO FEE Shown by private appointment only.$10,995
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$10,950
Stunning modern 2 bedroom, 2, 800 sq ft with private outdoor space.$8,950
This place is absolutely stunning !$8,000
Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath approx 1466 s f designer condo Loft home with 115 sf private terrace OBBP.$7,749
NO FEE FOR LEASES STARTING PRIOR TO JUNE 15, 2020 Enjoy ideal Dumbo living in this spacious and bright oversized one bedroom loft with interior home office, currently used as ...$7,500
Rarely available, mint condition 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, south facing duplex in centrally located DUMBO with PRIVATE 412 SQ.$6,800
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom located on the north east corner of the original part of the landmarked building where you will get a tremendous amount of natural light, streaming ...$6,500
Incredible two bedroom two bathroom sprawling loft plus large deck !$6,200
Please reach out for a Virtual Tour !$5,900
Spacious Clocktower One Bed Loft Luxury loft living in the iconic Clocktower Condominium.$5,800
Even with our current social distancing guidelines in effect, imagine being able to host a cook out or being able to watch the fireworks from your own spacious and private ...$5,700
Come see this STUNNING 1 Bedroom HUGE H O, 2 bath, 1205 s f designer condo Loft home OBB.$5,599
Spacious and South facing 2 bed in the historic 110 Livingston features open Chefs kitchen complete with Sub Zero, Viking, Thermador and Bosh appliances, spa bathrooms with double vanity, deep ...$5,500
You will never feel cooped up in this spacious two bedroom loft with two full bathrooms.$5,499
NO FEE ! Beautiful, sunny 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment with private balcony is located in The Nexus, a luxury condominium in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn.$5,450
Right in the center of it all !$5,450
907sf 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Welcome to 220 Water street.$5,250
360 degree VIRTUAL TOURS sent upon request !$5,000
Building Overview Restored late 19th century building with limestone, buffed brick and terra cotta One of a kind 66' foot Atrium with 30' foot diameter skylight and 20' foot structural ...$4,998
Residence 21B at BellTel Lofts is exceptional in every way, offering a generous layout with soaring 13 foot ceilings and over sized windows looking out over the Statue of Liberty ...$5,000
Gorgeous Superloft ! The famous 1 Main building in DUMBO.$5,000
Do not miss this opportunity for the perfect home away from home in Brooklyn !$5,000
Available middle of June, check out my virtual tour.$4,900
High floor, luxury loft apartment available for rent at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.$4,700
With just minutes away from the waterfront and located in the heart of DUMBO, this pristine 2 bedroom, full 2 bath luxury condo offers many amenities and is an ideal ...$4,650
This spacious 1 bed, 1. 5 bath approx.$4,650
No Fee Stunning 920 approx s f one bedroom 1.$4,650
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED Stunning Studio plus Home Office 901 S F home.$4,599
ART DECO DELIGHT. Livestreams and video coming soon !$4,500
Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,275
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