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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51 Jay Street, Residence 1K is a duplex loft with a private outdoor patio in a beautifully converted warehouse, designed by the acclaimed architecture firm, ODA.$16,000
Come see the absolutely stunning panoramic views over the East River to Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge in this designer chic, perfectly appointed four bedroom, three and a half bath ...$15,000
Rare furnished penthouse with private outdoor space in 20 Henry Street's south facing building, one of Brooklyn's premiere condominiums.$11,000
Stunning 3 bed 2005 s f condo at 51 Jay St, a converted DUMBO warehouse.$10,250
No broker fee ! Embrace quintessential Dumbo loft living in this bright and airy home featuring picture postcard views, a stunning renovation, new six inch oak flooring, a conversion to ...$8,200
Prime DUMBO location on Washington Street !$7,950
Stunning and spacious, high floor, corner loft with two bedrooms plus a home office that's easily convertible to a third bedroom, and three full bathrooms in the heart of Dumbo.$7,450
Available February 1, 20211 Indoor Parking Space amp ; 1 Storage Cage Included in Rent !$6,800
Jumbo sized, corner loft unit with three exposures and 11ft high ceilings.$5,995
Coming Soon$5,250
907sf 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Welcome to 220 Water street.$5,250
Super cool indoor space paired with extraordinary outdoor space in Downtown BrooklynA s most unique loft building A Bell Tel Lofts.$4,895
Offering the month of August FREE.$4,523
Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,275
Come home to this spacious 1, 175 sqft 2 bedroom home at Belltel Lofts.$4,250
NO FEE Stunning 900 approx s f designer condo Loft with H O as the bedroom OBB.$3,999
25 Washington Street 5D SHORT TERM SUBLET 25 Washington Street 5D is a bright amp ; sunny 2 bedroom in one of the most desirable buildings in DUMBO.$4,000
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED Stunning Studio plus Home Office 901 S F home.$3,990
Welcome to 220 Water street.$3,750
This sprawling one bedroom at Gold Street Lofts measures 753 square feet and offers fantastic open views and a washer dryer.$3,250
Limited time offer ! 2 months free on a 12 month lease.$3,125
Welcome to 177 Concord Street.$3,000
Sublease this gorgeous loft in one of the most unique buildings in Downtown Brooklyn.$3,000
NO FEE ! Make this loft like studio apartment your new home in chic Vinegar Hill !$2,725
Stunning 850 sq ft 1 bedroom with 13 foot ceilings and 9 foot windows at One Brooklyn on the waterfront !$2,995
NO FEE APT Stunning 583 approx S F Studio apt with wonderful 13' soaring ceilings and enormous windows giving you great light facing West and slight park and Harbor views ...$2,749
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