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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No Fee, Gorgeous Loft 2BR/1BA in Prime Dumbo, Luxury Building w/ Exquisite Finishes$4,995
Welcome home to Unit 428 at OBBP, a dreamy 2 unit combined apt with brand new renovations throughout and a stunning entertainment space.$15,000
STUNNING HARBOR amp ; MANHATTAN VIEWS from this spectacular 3.$13,999
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$10,495
A stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in the beautiful 20 Henry building in Brooklyn Heights.$9,500
The epitome of Brooklyn loft living in the heart of DUMBO.$8,500
Chic designer style and extraordinary sunlight fill every inch of this recently renovated convertible three bedroom, two bathroom condo in ultra desirable Dumbo.$8,500
Alex Allen Studio www. alexallenstudio.$8,000
Luxury Loft living has arrived.$7,650
Jumbo sized, corner loft unit with three exposures and 11ft high ceilings.$5,995
Stunning 1, 230 s f Loft with Home office, 1 bath and 11 foot ceilings, designer condo apt OBBP.$5,450
Come see this rare, STUNNING 10th floor, 1 Bedroom, 1.$5,250
Available August 1. This oversized 1, 175sf loft is a must see !$4,299
Live in LUXURY in the heart of Dumbo !$4,200
Perfect work from home apartment !$4,225
Residence 12T at 70 Washington Street is a chic and spacious loft with a home office in one of DUMBOs most coveted buildings.$4,000
The best loft style living DUMBO has to offer.$3,800
Available 8 31 ! Form and function meets style, luxury and location.$3,600
Welcome to your very own 1, 055 square foot 1 bedroom loft located in the convenient and bustling neighborhood of Downtown Brooklyn.$3,600
This 1br 1ba has everything you can possibly ask for in a best in class condo building including a beautiful chefs kitchen with Viking, Subzero, Thermador and Bosch appliances and ...$3,500
This large 1 bedroom with loft like 10' ceilings and panoramic view of the city is available for rent starting August 1st !$3,300
Welcome to 205 Water Street, Unit 4L !$3,295
NO FEE Studio perfection in one of Brooklyn's premier luxury condominiums !$3,000
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