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).

For more information:
http://dumbonyc.com/
http://nymag.com/visitorsguide/neighborhoods/bk-heights-dumbo/
http://brooklyn.about.com/od/brooklynneighborhoods/p/DUMBO.htm
http://www.dumboartscenter.org/
http://southbrooklyn.net/dumbo.html
http://www.mrchocolate.com/
http://www.dumbo-dna.org

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
Amazement will be your reaction when you enter this stunning penthouse duplex with an almost 30' wide loft like living space.$13,000
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A stunning and rare offering at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.$12,000
Designed by acclaimed architecture firm ODA, 51 Jay Street sets a new standard for living in DUMBO.$11,500
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This rare 3 bedroom, 2.$11,000
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$10,950
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available This sprawling, renovated corner sun filled loft features approx.$10,000
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 expansive renovated 3 bedroom, 2.$9,000
Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge from this enormous, 2005 square foot 2 bedroom, 2.$8,950
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NO FEE 3BR 3BA CORNER UNIT 11 Ft BEAMED CEILINGS 12 WINDOWS 1, 675 SqFt SPACE, LIGHT amp ; LOCATION LOOKING FOR MORE SPACE ?$8,500
Located on the northeastern corner of the 70 Washington Street Condominium sits this spacious amp ; sun filled approx.$8,500
New to Market ! The rarest of DUMBO gems !$8,500
This large sun filled 2 bed, 2 bath, approx.$8,400
This place is absolutely stunning !$8,000
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED STUNNING APT WITH AMAZING VIEWS Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath 1385 s f designer condo Loft home OBBP.$7,999
Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath approx 1466 s f designer condo Loft home with 115 sf private terrace OBBP.$7,749
A proper entry foyer guides you into the main room of this coveted split 2 bedroom layout apartment.$7,500
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 ...$7,200
Spacious Loft in one of Dumbo's most coveted Condominiums.$6,995
APPLICATION ACCEPTED Contact us for future listings The Big One !$6,800
Stunning D. U. M. B. O. loft available in full service building.$6,750
Unit 1102 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with 1352 S F.$6,670
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom located on the north east corner of the original part of the landmarked building where you will get a tremendous amount of natural light, streaming ...$6,500
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available Perfectly located in DUMBOs Coveted Clock Tower Condominium sits this approximately 1, 414 sq.$6,500
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Available for both sale at 1, 750, 000 or rent at 6, 400.$6,400
Incredible two bedroom two bathroom sprawling loft plus large deck !$6,200
NO BROKER FEE utilities and Honest Network high speed internet included in rent.$5,900
In person amp ; FaceTime showings available Luxury loft living in the iconic Clocktower Condominium.$5,800
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