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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NO FEE Live in one of Brooklyn's most sought after neighborhood Fort Greene Downtown Brooklyn !$2,550
138 Joralemon Street 3 F Beautiful 1 BR with large windows, high ceilings, and gorgeous deco fireplace.$2,300
PARKING NOW AVAILABLE ! 122 Ashland Pl.$2,200
Starting out on your own doesnt mean starting small.$2,800
Video appointments available just reach out to the listing agent to schedule a virtual showing.$2,300
Captivating home ! MUST SEE !$2,200
NO FEE ! ! 1 month free !$2,400
. NO FEE Brooklyn Heights Rental two bedroom apartment 1 2 block from the Borough Hall subway station.$2,600
This is an elegant mid century co op unit owned by the sponsor, so no sublet application is required.$2,800
NO FEE ! Three flights up to a quiet, sunny, charming apartment on a lovely tree lined Brooklyn Heights block.$2,200
167 Hicks Street Apt B Quiet and cozy 1 BR with spacious kitchen.$2,200
Great 2 bedroom in Boerum Hill !$2,300
Corner spacious alcove studio with private balcony.$2,895
Live In The Heart Of Brooklyn Heights !$2,700
Welcome to 63 Schermerhorn St, a luxury building located right in the heart of Brooklyn Heights Downtown Brooklyn.$2,353
RENT STABILIZED LEASE ! Presenting 103 109 Smith Street a beautiful prewar apartment building divided into a collection studio to 2 bedroom layouts on vibrant Smith Street in the heart ...$2,291
Beautiful and bright 2 bedroom in Boerum Hill.$2,500
The Lane at Boerum Place mirrors its setting at the intersection of historic and contemporary Brooklyn with its striking facade of classic brick and contemporary glass window wall.$2,545
NO FEE Brooklyn Heights !$2,300
This one bedroom, one bath home offers the best of both worlds historic detail with modern finishes and fixtures.$2,500
If you are looking for an oasis of calm in the middle of bustling Downtown Brooklyn, we have just what you need.$2,200
Available Immediately or later.$2,590
One month free and available as early as December 1st !$2,600
Move in Immediately ! Be the first person to sleep eat and shower in this lovely studio !$2,600
A terrific 1 bedroom with lots of light.$2,680
Incredible views from the 24th floor of this sun filled one bedroom condo.$2,450
A terrific 1 bedroom with lots of light.$2,640
NEW ! No Fee and 2 months free on this 1 bed apartment.$2,895
NO FEE ! This bright and spacious 1 bedroom apartment with an oversized bedroom located in Dumbo Vinegar Hill.$2,450
NO FEE CYOFThis comfortable junior one bedroom features an open floor plan with a custom closets walk in closet, 9.$2,650
This sunny and super spacious corner one bedroom apartment is located in the desirable neighborhood where Downtown Brooklyn meets Fort Greene.$2,650
Come home to this spacious modern 2 bedroom apartment in a charming Brooklyn Heights.$2,900
NEW ! No Fee and 3 months free on this bright corner 1 bed apartment.$2,363
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