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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Tremendous corner 2 bed plus home office loft unit, boasting over 1700 sq ft, featuring 11 large windows, flooded with sunlight facing South East exposure.$7,795
Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1385 S F home.$7,500
1245sf 2 Bedroom 2 BathRENT STABILIZED OVERSIZED ROOMS NOT LOCATED IN FLOOD ZONE A NO MANHATTAN BRIDGE NOISEABOUT 220 WATER STREETThis 19th century building was originally constructed as a shoe ...$7,100
Once in a while, you will encounter a phenomenal, one of a kind apartment, and here it is !$6,900
This amazing penthouse corner unit boast a massive wrap around terrace w unparalleled views.$6,695
This amazing penthouse corner unit boast a massive wrap around terrace w unparalleled views.$6,695
Welcome to 220 Water street.$6,575
Enjoy 1800 sq ft. of phenomenal space with original exposed beams and columns through out, ceilings that soar to 13.$6,500
Two Bedroom with Two Full Bathrooms In Downtown Brooklyns One of a Kind Historic Landmark !$5,664
Rarely available high floor 2br 2Ba home in Brooklyn Heights.$5,500
LEASEBREAK ! Incoming tenant will sign a new lease directly with management.$5,375
Approx 1, 100SF One Bedroom With A Home Office In Downtown BrooklynA A A TMs One of a Kind Historic Landmark !$5,342
907sf 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Welcome to 220 Water street.$5,250
Exceptional, triple mint Loft configured as a one bedroom, one and half bathroom apartment with an additional 275 sf of mezzanine space.$5,250
Dumbo loft available immediately.$4,895
Beautiful Factory loft with AMAZING VIEWS !$4,850
This rustic loft boast a king size bedroom with a home office of comparable size that can be used as a second bedroom with 2 baths.$4,495
Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,275
Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,225
Elegantly Reimagined Dream Loft one bedroom with king sized sleeping platform !$3,982
Welcome home to your Brooklyn Loft !$3,995
This charming 1 bedroom loft is located at the center of Dumbo Heights and boast high loft like ceilings, oversized windows bathed in natural light, a king size bedroom, great ...$3,795
Welcome to 220 Water street.$3,750
This cozy 1 bedroom loft sits at the epicenter of Dumbo and boast high loft like ceilings, a king size bedroom, double panned windows keeping the apartment really quiet and ...$3,750
110 Livingston luxury loft at its best in Brooklyn Heights !$3,400
The number of bedrooms listed above is not a legal conclusion.$3,350
Available April 1, 2020. Ultra rare luxury studio in 205 Water Street.$3,200
NET Price Advertised First Month Free !$3,117
By Appointment Only. Studio Available In Downtown Brooklyns Landmark Loft Building !$2,944
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