Dumbo Apartments 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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Stunning 3Bed/2Bath in Prime Dumbo! Washer/Dryer Included, Spacious Layout, Natural Light! No Fee!!$7,906
Elegant 2Bed/2Bath Available for Immediate Occupancy in Prime Dumbo! No Fee!! Washer/Dryer Included.$6,463
Rare Loft Style 2 Bed in Dumbo in High End Building$6,195
Corner Luxury 2 Bedroom**Brooklyn Bridge View**Floor to Ceiling Windows**Dumbo$5,950
2Bedroom/2Bath in Prime Dumbo! Private Terrace and Washer/Dryer In-Unit! No Fee!!$5,500
Amazing HUGE 2br/1ba in Dumbo---Super cozy & No fee**IMME**WILLIAMSBURG**BROOKLYN$5,425
Beautiful 2 Bedroom at 65 Washington Street$5,395
Unique 1 Bedroom**Brooklyn Bridge Views**Dazzling Rooftop**Dumbo$5,000
Spacious & Beautiful 2BDR/1BA Apt in Dumbo with Outdoor Space---**Laundry in Unit**WILLIAMSBURG$4,830
Large 1BR Corner  APT With Brooklyn Bridge Views in DUMBO$4,670
Luxury Waterfront - Light-Filled 1 Bedroom - Dumbo$3,995
Super Luxury and Spacious 1BR/1BA---DUMBO---Breathtaking Views---BROOKLYN NO FEE$4,190
NO FEE Large 1 Bed/2 Bath in Dumbo w/ Exceptional Views of Brooklyn Bridge Park$3,965
NO FEE! The epitome of waterfront luxurious living! Waterfront 1 Bedroom flooded w/ NATURAL light!$3,950
Beautiful Dumbo 1BR/1Bath Rental Unit Featuring Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Spacious Closets, and Washer/Dryer in Unit. No Fee!!! Call Agent David now Schedule a Private Viewing at (646)243-2958.$3,845
No fee!!!---Spacious & Cozy 1BED/1BATH apartment in Dumbo** W/D in unit--IMMEDIATE$3,800
Stunning Studio**Floor to Ceiling Windows**Brooklyn Bridge View**Dumbo$3,300
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This breath taking corner two bed two bath boast a wall of windows with DIRECT city, water and bridge views, 2 King sized bedrooms, 2 baths, an ample amount of ...$7,345
This Gorgeous Brand new 3 bedroom 2 bathrooms Duplex with multiple outdoor space and views, is definitely one of a kind.$6,750
Welcome to Waterbridge 47 a new and recently developed boutique condominium at the border of charming Vinegar Hill and chic Dumbo.$5,995
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Move right in to this HUGE two bedroom, two bath with washer dryer in the Full Service J Condo in the heart of DUMBO.$5,750
Have you been looking for a comfortable and spacious CONDO on one of Brooklyn Heights' historic gas lamp and tree lined blocks ?$5,000
Bright and sunny, corner 2BR 2BA home which features 2 Juliette balconies over tree lined Washington Street plus view of the bridge where you can start your day off with ...$4,865
This coveted one bedroom offers the most striking views in Dumbo with floor to ceiling windows encasing the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island, Downtown Manhattan, and beloved Jane's ...$4,795
No Fee ! 85 Adams Street 7D is a fabulous 2BR 2BA apartment in DUMBO for rent !$4,700
LARGE 1 bed PH D. 2 LARGE Terrace's !$4,695
Apartment 2 at 187 Bridge Street is a beautiful two bedroom two bathroom floor through corner unit with a keyed elevator that opens directly into the apartment.$4,500
Brand Newly renovated 2 bedrooms 1 bath located on a beautiful downtown block steps to the Waterfront.$4,350
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