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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In person amp ; FaceTime showings available Brilliant design and modern luxury are uniquely intertwined in this true penthouse masterpiece.$45,000
Located on the northwestern corner of the coveted Clocktower Condominium is this sprawling and sun drenched loft.$16,000
Offering the very best in contemporary indoor outdoor living, a keyed elevator opens directly into this luxurious, full floor penthouse treasure boasting more than 2, 470 square feet across 3 ...$16,000
3 Bedroom 4 Bath Duplex Penthouse with Amazing Private Terrace and Garage Parking Space in Dumbo's Nicest and Full Service Luxury Building 51 Jay Street.$14,500
Bask in endless sunlight and spectacular views in this ultra modern two bedroom plus bonus room, two and a half bathroom penthouse in one of DUMBO's most revered condominiums.$13,250
Amazement will be your reaction when you enter this stunning penthouse duplex with an almost 30' wide loft like living space.$13,000
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available Stunning views overlooking the water, park and bridge highlight this approx.$12,500
Designed by acclaimed architecture firm ODA, 51 Jay Street sets a new standard for living in DUMBO.$11,500
A stunning and rare offering at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.$11,000
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This rare 3 bedroom, 2.$11,000
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$10,950
NO FEEEnjoy DUMBO penthouse splendor in this spectacular full floor three bedroom, two bathroom condominium showplace with a private rooftop terrace.$9,500
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This sprawling, renovated corner sun filled loft features approx.$9,400
Welcome to 51 Jay Street 5I, a stunning 3 BR 3.$9,300
Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge from this enormous, 2005 square foot 2 bedroom, 2.$8,950
Come see this 2, 625 sf Penthouse Duplex apartment with 550 sf private roof deck and terrace !$8,750
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This sun drenched south east facing approx.$8,700
No Fee ! Introducing this beautifully designed Loft with approximately 1, 900 sf.$8,500
Located on the northeastern corner of the 70 Washington Street Condominium sits this spacious amp ; sun filled approx.$8,500
This light filled, 3 bed 2 bath loft apartment with 12 ceilings sits on a prime, corner perch of the former Peaks Mason Mints Building in coveted Brooklyn Heights.$8,500
This magnificent amp ; unique approximately 1, 674 sq.$8,250
ONE MONTH FREE ON 12 MONTH LEASE Inquire for more information Your backyard is Brooklyn Bridge Park and Tennis Court right across the street !$7,999
Welcome home to this elegantly proportioned and richly finished 1609 sqft Duplex Loft in Dumbo.$7,995
Welcome to 51 Jay Street 5A, a stunning 2 BR 2.$8,000
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This expansive renovated 3 bedroom, 2.$7,900
This large sun filled 2 bed, 2 bath, approx.$7,900
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED STUNNING APT WITH AMAZING VIEWS Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath 1385 s f designer condo Loft home OBBP.$7,750
This place is absolutely stunning !$7,500
Brooklyn Heights 2 Bed 2 Bath with Amazing City Views This 1, 450sqft.$7,500
One Brooklyn Bridge Park at Brooklyn Heights waterfront, Furnished Loft Rental 6, 500.$7,250
NO FEE. CYOF Tenant's Agent.$7,100
Unparalleled Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan skyline views.$7,000
Spacious Loft in one of Dumbo's most coveted Condominiums.$6,995
Enjoy ideal Dumbo living in this spacious and bright oversized one bedroom loft with interior home office, currently used as a second bedroom, in one of the neighborhood's premier luxury ...$6,995
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 ...$6,746
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