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Address: Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number: 718 237 8700
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a...
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.
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Unique area to spend time

Just a great area to have a snack at Shake Shack, Grimaldis or Ice Cream factory, and look out to the pier and see the Brooklyn Bridge. Also provides a great photo opportunity of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Just a great area to have a snack at Shake Shack, Grimaldis or Ice Cream factory, and look out to the pier and see the Brooklyn Bridge. Also provides a great photo opportunity of the Queensborough bridge between the alley ways

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was walking around this neighborhood yesterday and stumbled upon some interesting buildings. One of the buildings I discovered was the Robert Gair Company. Robert Gair invented the paperboard folding carton by accident. He was a paper bag maker and printer in Brooklyn in the 1870's. There are some neat views of the three bridges (Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful views of Manhattan (and of Brooklyn Bridge) just across the river. A variety of restaurants, shops & galleries to peruse. Add this to your list of must sees along with Williamsburg

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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Have lived here many years, long enough to see the transformation of a formerly desolate artist's neighborhood into one of the most expensive places to live in NYC. Now a historic neighborhood, DUMBO is worth a visit in conjunction to a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Restaurants: Current favorite restaurant is "Atrium" at Main Street. Pedro's Bar on Jay... More 

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NYC
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful views, they have a carousel for the little ones, but overall, I don't think it will ever be what was expected. Better off walking over the Brooklyn Bridge! Jacque Torres has his chocolate store there - that in itself isn't worth the schlepp to that neighborhood.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Firstly, it's a beautiful area! Stunning! Great for dates, family outings or hangout with friends. So many areas in this place! There are bike rentals to bike on the boardwalk, huge grass area, benches, rocks to sit on... Very calming. Gorgeous and great experience.

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Rhode Island
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a trendy area loaded with nicely decorated homes, small restaurants, and great photo opportunities. One thing I noted was the lack of people and how quiet it was when we visited. Not like the crowds across the river in Manhattan. We also felt very safe in that area. A relaxing moment in NYC.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

DUMBO is awesome. Our son lives in Brooklyn and he turned us on to the area some years back. Every time we go, there is at least one wedding party, and the police helicopters always do flybys. From DUMBLO we took the ferry over to Manhattan and walked from there to the 911 memorial.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

There is no shortage of little parks, places to eat, snack or grab a coffee while you explore. There is a great little amphitheatre on a rocky beach in between Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges with really majestic views. Well worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Go there! Go to the beach side have a friend with you and enjoy the view! There is a place between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge and you will have some place to sit! Try to go there at night time to enjoy the full colours of manhattan.

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