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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New to market, this stunning 1 bedroom corner apartment offers luxury living in the heart of DUMBO.$4,295
In Unit Washer Dryer, No Fee, and Up To Two Months Free Gross Rent 4, 675 Residence 4I at Gold Street Lofts is a spacious 1, 037 SF 2 bedroom ...$4,285
Welcome to 220 Water street.$4,275
Available July 15th No Fee Residence 12M has one bedroom, one home occupancy and two bathrooms spread over 1, 062 sqft.$4,250
First Month Free ! ! ! 1 month free on a 12 month lease and 2 months free on a 24 month lease.$4,217
Stunning one bedroom with Manhattan Bridge and city skyline views.$4,200
Skytrack, Prewar Cobble Boerum Hill Loft.$4,200
360 degree VIRTUAL TOURS sent upon request !$4,200
NET Price Advertised First Month Free !$4,125
Brooklyns Historic Hidden Gem !$4,082
360 Furman St is a full service condominium located on the Brooklyn Heights Waterfront within Brooklyn Bridge Park.$4,000
Enjoy ideal Dumbo living in this spacious and bright oversized one bedroom loft in one of the neighborhood's premier luxury condominium buildings.$3,995
Sublet Available starting as early as August 1 for 3 months minimum.$3,995
Stunning Studio plus Home Office 901 S F home.$3,990
Pictures are Pre Renovated from last year.$4,000
This thoughtfully designed 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartment is luxury DUMBO living at its best !$4,000
NET Price AdvertisedFirst Month Free !$3,988
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED Stunning Studio plus Home Office 901 S F home.$3,990
Spectacular Statue of Liberty and New York harbor views from a 901sf loft with huge windows and high ceilings.$3,950
This exceptional one bedroom loft will captivate you with its soaring 11 foot ceilings and chic design.$3,950
Authentic one bedroom loft offered for lease in one of DUMBO's most coveted condos, 70 Washington Street.$3,895
NO FEE ! 1BD 1BT for rent in one of Dumbo's premier condo, 70 Washington, with its oversized windows and 11ft.$3,900
Come see this beautiful 1 bedroom in one of the most sought after landmark buildings in the heart of Dumbo !$3,850
APPLICATION ACCEPTED A Wonderful Home, The Franklin Trust Tower is a Brooklyn Heights landmark Built in 1892.$3,800
Application Pending Approval Welcome to OBB Unit 503, a wonderful bright and spacious one bedroom apartment with the perfect floor plan and courtyard views.$3,800
Approx 960 SF, Massive Loft With Historic Details !$3,765
Come and live where your ceilings are as lofty as your dreams !$3,750
Welcome to 220 Water street.$3,750
Dreamy Loft with Sprawling Living Space, Abundant Amount of Storage And Historic Floor to Ceiling Windows.$3,699
The Absolutely Perfect One BedroomA true rarity in NYC, a home that fulfills everything on your wish list This corner home is blessed with Northern, Eastern and Western exposures allowing ...$3,600
177 Concord Street in Downtown Brooklyn$3,600
Welcome home to 50 Bridge St, enjoy one of Dumbo's Finest Historic Prewar LOFT Condo Conversions.$3,600
Authentic Serene LoftThe perfect home for entertaining, this extra spacious 946 square foot home features almost 400 square feet of entertaining space amenable to a multitude of furniture layouts.$3,600
No FeeTranquil and spacious in Dumbo.$3,600
Welcome to Unit 706, a fabulous designer one bedroom condo loft home with 13' soaring ceilings.$3,550
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