Dumbo Apartments For Sale

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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http://brooklyn.about.com/od/brooklynneighborhoods/p/DUMBO.htm
http://www.dumboartscenter.org/
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http://www.mrchocolate.com/
http://www.dumbo-dna.org

STUNNING DUMBO PENTHOUSE WITH BREATHTAKING NYC SKYLINE, WATER & BRIDGE VIEWS$6,000,000
Luxury Dumbo 3-bed Loft with INCREDIBLE views$4,750,000
New Development in DUMBO$3,100,000
One of only four residences in the building with a private courtyard and private roof terrace, this trophy penthouse features stunning bridge, water and Manhattan views.$5,900,000
Modern Loft living at its finest, everything about this residences emanates luxury.$4,500,000
1 John Street is the premier waterfront condominium in DUMBO.$4,450,000
Over 50 sold ! First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$3,250,000
Streaming with sunlight and featuring city views, this strikingly renovated 2 bed, 2 bathroom condo with private outdoor space in a boutique building is vibrantly located just minutes to the ...$1,500,000
Over 50 sold ! First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$1,395,000
J Condo is one of Brooklyn's premier luxury residential buildings set across from a landmarked building that was once occupied by the Grand Union Tea Company, the largest warehouse and ...$1,197,000
Over 50 sold ! First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$1,450,000
First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$1,995,000
Don't miss an opportunity to live in the quiet and charming Vinegar Hill corner of Dumbo, in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo, complete with a large private GARDEN, your ...$1,250,000
Welcome to This Gorgeous Corner 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment, that is truly a Unique find In the Heart of DUMBO !$1,295,000
Welcome to 85 Adams Street, 7A, a fabulous two bedroom two bathroom apartment !$1,299,000
This corner unit two bedroom residence is perfect for entertaining with a massive 27 19 living room and private outdoor space.$1,995,000
First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$2,100,000
A chic duplex condo nestled in Vinegar Hill, this home is an exemplar of contemporary Brooklyn charm.$1,695,000
Three Bedroom Gem with Private Roof Deck in Brooklyn Heights BEST of Brooklyn Heights !$1,990,000
Over 50 sold ! First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$880,000
TCO in place, immediate closings available !$695,000
Over 50 sold ! First new development in Brooklyn approved by all lenders, up to 95 financing.$945,000
STUNNING Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge views from this high floor 3 Bedroom, 2.$2,325,000
Welcome to Waterbridge 47 a newly developed boutique condo at the border of charming Vinegar Hill and chic Dumbo.$1,495,000
This extra large, extremely bright, high floor corner one bedroom one bath condo in prime DUMBO has lovely open views of the neighborhood.$925,000
Here is your opportunity to own a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom located in the heart of it all where Fort Greene meets Downtown Brooklyn !$799,000
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