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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NET EFFECTIVE 4, 400 after one month free on a 12 month lease GROSS RENT 4, 800Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,400
REDUCED FEE ! ! This highly sought after, corner one bedroom one bath apartment is DUMBO loft living at its apex.$4,295
Its all about the view ! !$3,675
This large, loft style, converted two bedroom, one bath apartment has a rambling floor plan that lends itself to many options, with the feeling of a true home.$4,500
Two Private Terraces and Direct Water Manhattan views This expansive loft two bedroom, two bath home features sweeping light filled interior space over three levels.$6,250
LEASEBREAK ! Incoming tenant will sign a new lease directly with management.$5,375
This massive loft is 2 apartments that have been combined to beautifully layout a 1700sf 3 bedroom 2 bath home.$7,000
1 Bedroom Home Office 2 Bath Welcome to 220 Water street.$6,400
Welcome home to this stunning three bedroom, three and a half bath condo loft in prime DUMBO.$10,000
Bright and spacious 1 bedroom plus home office with 2 full bathrooms.$4,245
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Top floor 2 Bedroom 2 Bath with Skylight amp ; Walk in Closet Welcome to 220 Water street.$6,750
722sf Studio Home Office 1 BathWelcome to 220 Water street.$4,000
Welcome to 220 Water street.$5,400
3 Bedroom 4 Bath Duplex Penthouse with Amazing Private Terrace and Reserved Parking Space in Dumbo's Newest Full Service Luxury Building 51 Jay Street.$13,500
This stunning two bedroom, two bath Dumbo triplex loft is complete with your own private and tranquil outdoor space, soaring ceilings and custom finishes throughout.$6,500
Welcome to 177 Concord Street.$3,295
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Massive One Bedroom Platform Loft With Soaring Ceilings, Historic Ceiling To Floor Windows, Separate Living And Dining Area, Plenty Of Closets And Storage, No Amenity Fees !$4,966
971sf Double Exposure Sun filled 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Net effective price advertised 1 Month Free on 12 month lease 4725 gross rent Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,332
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Apartment 4H at Gold Street Lofts is a spacious, south facing 672 square foot alcove loft.$2,745
1434sf 2 Bedroom Home Office 2 BathRENT STABILIZED OVERSIZED ROOMS NO MANHATTAN BRIDGE NOISEABOUT 220 WATER STREETThis 19th century building was originally constructed as a shoe factory but has been ...$6,925
Rent this stunning 1 bedroom home with exceptional East River and Manhattan Bridge views.$4,375
This beautiful Penthouse loft boast a private deck with beautiful open views, over 700 square feet, an ample amount of natural light and great closet space.$3,195
Ultra rare luxury studio in 205 Water Street.$3,000
51 Jay Street, Unit 1P is spacious a duplex loft with a private outdoor patio in a beautifully converted warehouse, designed by the acclaimed architecture firm, ODA.$8,250
722sf Studio Home Office 1 BathWelcome to 220 Water street.$4,000
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