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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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It's a great break from the hectic pace of the City

Dumbo is mostly a residential area - older factories converted to high end condos. The architecture is stunning. Viewing these buildings with the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Dumbo is mostly a residential area - older factories converted to high end condos. The architecture is stunning. Viewing these buildings with the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and the skyline in the background is beautiful. There are some shops, nice places to eat, many views. Superfine on Front Street is our favorite place to eat. The food is fresh, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We took the water taxi from Manhattan once and walked over the Great Brooklyn Bridge one other time to just "stroll" around. I enjoy the River Cafe, the bake shops and the small eating establishments. It's nice to sit by the water, near the ferry landing, and watch the boats go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Get a hot cocoa at Jacque Torres and stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. See the Merry-Go-Round in its jewel case up close and even take a ride... Stroll the Brooklyn waterfront for jaw dropping views and great eats...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I didn't feel at all safe here - it seemed dilapidated and run down - not at all trendy as advertised. I walked around (I had a map) but I didn't find much to commend it. Wouldn't go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were taken here while on A slice of Brooklyn bus tour, The views from here are amazing, Brooklyn bridge, An old Ice creamery, and in the distance, The Statue of Liberty, And don't forget the New York skyline, Just amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just after you finish crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, there are some good urban views around (including views of the bridge itself).

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Brenda, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We toured with a bus group and didn't get out of the bus but got the history of the name. Enjoyed seeing different sites of Brooklyn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice flat, easy walk with fab views across the river to Manhattan. Lots of joggers and families out for walks with children. Felt safe, not traffic. Can recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful place to walk around. It was a very good surprise to know this place and have I could take beautiful pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We walked the area east and west...north and south... Not the largest... but oh so nice! We saw the iconic carrousel... Ate the nicest pizza ever at Julianna's And finished everything by a nice almond croissant and a latte at Almondine! We totally adore the DUMBO area !!!!!!!!

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