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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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Best shots of the Brooklyn Bridge

This might be the best vantage point for taking pictures of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges since it is situated right in between them. Last night was very busy there with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This might be the best vantage point for taking pictures of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges since it is situated right in between them. Last night was very busy there with people watching the sun set. Also in this area are a number of interesting bars and restaurants.

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This a hip / artsy and trendy spot. There are lots of little shops and places to eat. There are beautiful views of the NYC skyline and you have access to the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge and subways right into NYC. You feel totally safe walking around.

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Hamptons, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Music under the bridge was a blast. The summer concerts were great to listen to. Felt safe and looking forward to more salsa next summer.

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Bergamo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

best area to take pictures of new york. walk the brooklyn bridge and then walk to the direction of the river.. it takes a bit, but amazing pics :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful area to go for a walk, look at views of Manhattan and the bridges, stop for a snack, and play in a number of playgrounds and splash pads.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to NYC and Brooklyn won't be quite complete without a visit to Dumbo for more than one reason. In case you are wondering, Dumbo is actually an acronym for 'Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass'. Similar to other neighborhood acronyms e.g. Tribeca, SoHo. The scene and locale of many a movie and TV series - old and new... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Hip, trendy and artsy neighborhood!! Accessible by subway and by water, or by walking across Brooklyn bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Arrived at York Street Metro Station and took a 15 - 20 min walk towards the river, and there we were in Dunbo, a very pleasant and scenic seaside promenade with breathtaking view of Manhattan all along. We watch sunset in Dumbo then walked the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan and admiring its nightview with all the lights on from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Beautiful views of the city and plenty of seating and places to eat. Also have a pier just for playing sports so you won't have to watch out for flying balls or running kids. If you have a sweet tooth then you can get fabulous ice cream ( I recommend the butter pecan)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Once i decided i was off to Brooklyn i had to see this,Took me a little while to find but once i did i got my camera ready and took some great photos

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