Dumbo Lofts 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).

For more information:
http://dumbonyc.com/
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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

What features would your most perfect apartment have ?$5,550,000
Development site, warehouse plus office space, art gallery, company headquarters, performance space, mixed use retail with residential, or single family or multi family home with a curb cut.$4,750,000
Imagine parking in your own dedicated space and living in a townhouse, but with a doorman and amazing amenities.$3,950,000
51 Jay Street, Residence 1K is a duplex loft with a private outdoor patio in a beautifully converted warehouse, designed by the acclaimed architecture firm, ODA.$3,595,000
This stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom waterfront duplex loft perched on the fifth floor of a boutique elevator coop offers architectural detailing rarely found in today's market with a private ...$2,999,999
Stunning modern two bedroom, 2800 sq ft with private outdoor space.$3,000,000
Two apts are being sold as a FUTURE combination to make a Stunning 2, 364 s f 4 or 5 Bedroom, 3 bath designer condo Loft home OBBP.$2,944,000
Welcome to this Spectacular 1725 sf Harbor side, 3 Bedroom, 2.$2,699,000
Apt 8G is a happy bright and west facing unit with the extra large kitchen for entertaining.$1,242,000
Apt 8J is LOFT style apt with three beds and two baths, that is all about color.$1,415,000
Stunning 589 approx S F Studio apt with wonderful 13' soaring ceilings, enormous windows and great light.$659,000
Spacious One Bedroom Duplex in FULL SERVICE LUXURY Brooklyn Heights Condo This full service converted warehouse loft with high end finishes is an airy getaway in historic Brooklyn Heights.$1,199,000
Please note that there is a contract out on this apartment but we are continuing to show it for back up.$1,395,000
Gorgeous sun blasted corner Loft two bedroom with double exposure, 11 foot ceilings, contemporary open kitchen and washer dryer in unit.$1,125,000
Unbelievable Value in DUMBO Penthouse E boasts an immense 500 sq ft 36'X28' of living dining kitchen space.$2,150,000
Boasting envious views and thoughtful upgrades, this corner three bedroom penthouse is a perfect blend of industrial style and modern comfort.$2,600,000
Move right into this spacious west facing studio with home office and enjoy the stunning downtown Brooklyn sunset views in one of Brooklyn's finest addresses.$675,000
THE BEST COMBINATION OF SPACE VALUE IN DUMBO !$999,999
Spectacular Loft Living in the Heart of DUMBO.$1,450,000
Chic designer style and extraordinary sunlight fill every inch of this recently renovated convertible three bedroom, two bathroom condo in ultra desirable Dumbo.$1,995,000
This sun filled, corner one bedroom one bath apartment is perfectly located in a prewar condominium where Cobble Hill blends with Brooklyn Heights.$810,000
Huge LOFT ? YesLow Monthlies ?$1,500,000
Enjoy breathtaking views of the New York skyline and harbor from this sprawling 2 bedroom, 2 1 2 bathroom duplex apartment.$2,599,000
One Brooklyn Bridge was built as a warehouse in 1928 and is surrounded by an 85 acre park, stretching 1.$1,220,000
Corner Envy Welcome home to 70 Washington Street Condominium.$2,395,000
88 Wyckoff Street is a rarely available well established Boerum Hill luxury 2 bedroom pre war condo in stunning building that was originally built as the main store for the ...$1,485,000
Here is a fantastic duplex condo in an amazing Cobble Hill location offering 3 bedrooms, two home offices and a den play room in its nearly 2, 000sf.$2,595,000
Modern luxury meets historic industrial chic in this beautiful and generously proportioned one bedroom condo.$1,325,000
Own a piece of landmarked Brooklyn history in a Ralph Walker prewar building.$1,799,000
This home features a wall of windows in the living room with southern sunlight, a large walk in closet, chef's kitchen with dishwasher, vented hood, garbage disposal and Sub Zero ...$945,000
Arguably one of the best layouts in the building, this high 14th floor loft with open city and sky views draws you into a bright entertaining space.$1,095,000
FANTASTIC 100, 000 PRICE REDUCTION !$1,590,000
One of a kind, award winning designer loft brought to market for the first time at the Landmarked Eagle Warehouse, at 28 Old Fulton Street, overlooking Pier 1 of Brooklyn ...$2,500,000
This 1047sf two bed, two bath condo offers a highly coveted split bedroom design with a northern exposure.$1,260,000
Open House by appointment Sunday 12 6 from 11 30 12 30.$1,750,000
Experience this sprawling home with a rare corner exposure, in Downtown Brooklyn s most iconic Art Deco building, Belltel Lofts.$1,550,000
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