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Dumbo

Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 237 8700
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Ranked #13 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two... more » Owner description: Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Not only fun for the view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty but fun to take a stroll along the East River in the new riverside parks. Good restaurants and coffee shops. Stop at One Girl Cookie to sample a Whoopie Pie and Ignazio for pizza. Well connected by subway. Be sure to also explore the adjacent... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We add kind of high expectations for this area and was a "regular" experience. Everybody was saying it was a "magical" spot and that the feeling there would be very nice... Like a romantic spot..., nothing like it... It was nice but not as intense as expected. Its a "should go" if you have time but not a "must see"...

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Encinitas, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

DUMBO has a way to go yet to be great, but it is on the way. Fun to be under the Manhattan Bridge. Shops, restaurants and living coming big here.

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Wirral
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked over the brooklyn bridge to this area and I did wonder if we had missed something but it just is a peaceful area next to the river with some great views and photo opportunities. We went to a chic coffee house "One Girl Cookies" and had a couple of whoopee biscuits. Altogether great time out. Got the ferry... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Appreciate the fact that they have created an attraction out of virtually nothing. Lots of restaurants and cafes around, if you like that sort of thing.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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114 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This place offers a breathtaking view of Manhattan skyline along with one of the most scenic ways to cross the East River on foot via Manhattan bridge. The place is undergoing major renovation and there are more and more interesting places there. While being there I haven't noticed that many places where you can just seat down and enjoy a... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Funky and fun; great to explore. Mystical Manhattan is across the bridge, but these are two worlds apart. Great restaurants and shops that are fun to drop in to...a great place to explore and discover. You'll love DUMBO!

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great little find, very busy, easy to access via subway. Get there early before the crowds descend. Just under the bridge is a free wifi hotspot and the street vendors are awesome. We had some great tacos, my husband had a haircut and I had a mani and pedi while looking through the interesting shops before we walked around to... More

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Belgium
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Watching Manhattan skyline across the river is a bit like being in a movie. DUMBO is a fantastic place to go after crossing the bridge but it is also just an interesting neighborhood in its own way. This industrial place used to be quite desolate but has been gentrified so it has lots of nice cafes, restaurants, a great Powerhouse... More

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NYC
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Dumbo is a tech/creative center with many lovely apartments - great views of Manhattan from the park..and access to the Bklyn Bridge. But re Dumbo itself...not so much there...However, you can access the Bklyn Navy Yard from the High St. stop - about a 20 min. walk - nice museum there...

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