DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn known for its rich industrial history, transformed into a hub for creativity and innovation. This is where you’ll find cool shops, restaurants, and luxury apartment buildings set in old brick warehouse buildings from the 19th century.

Nestled between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, DUMBO offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. Visitors flock to this artsy enclave for its iconic Belgian block streets, art galleries, artisanal eateries, great photography locations, and the renowned Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Neighborhood Highlights:

  • The famous Manhattan Bridge view is popular for photos. Go to Washington Street between Front & Water Streets to see the iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building perfectly framed in the bottom portion of the bridge.
  • Janes Carousel just under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a beautifully restored 1922 carousel, offering nostalgic rides with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge from DUMBO, to enter the pedestrian pathway head to the intersection of Washington St and Prospect St, there’s a staircase in the underpass.
  • The famous pizza feuds between Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Juliana’s Pizza, you’ll have to try both to determine the best one. Learn more about their feud in our best pizza in Brooklyn guide.
  • Empire Stores is the giant warehouse right at the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront with views of both Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. You’ll find plenty of shops, TimeOut Market, and more restaurants – plus great views of the skyline from the 4th-floor open roof area.
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DUMBO Guides

Check out our neighborhood guides to DUMBO, Brooklyn.