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“A nice place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dumbo

Dumbo
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 237 8700
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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour
Ranked #14 of 380 things to do in Brooklyn
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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.
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“A nice place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A nice area
Totally safe , some nice places to eat and shop
The bridge is easy to access for a nice stroll

Visited March 2013
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“Cool, trendy area to check out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you are staying in Manhattan, take a walk over the Manhattan Bridge and check out DUMBO. There is a park by the water and plenty of places to eat and walk around. It's a cute area but beware if you are driving...cobblestone streets! What a pain!

Visited March 2013
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“New Years visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Expected more, but it was right after New Year's and seemed a little dead. Lots of things were closed.

Visited January 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Bridge Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great upbeat urban area,great restaurants,and a great view of the Financial Center and 2 of NYs finest bridges.And the Janes Carousel was sweet to see as well!!!!!!

Visited January 2013
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“Cool Place To Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I Love Dumbo in The Summer, Spring and Fall. Its right under the Brooklyn Bridge and you get the wonderful views and breeze off the water. There is also a stop for the water taxi here so you can make this a stop on your way to do sightseeing manhattan or while sight seeing Manhattan on the water taxi, stop here. The have a great pizza shop down here that always has a line that's a block long but worth it. There is a really great ice cream parlor right by the water taxi which also has a line but is well worth the wait. You have two great parks (both of which have children play grounds) There are also great restaurants down in dumbo and in one of the parks there is a cool outdoor wine bar (not good for the winter). My favorite place to warm up is Jacque Torre (sp?). They have the best chocolates there but the thing I like the most there is their Hot Drinking Chocolate. They have one called Wicked Hot Chocolate. Its a blend of drinking chocolate with cardamon and other spices. Its just yummy. Dumbo is a great place to visit.

Visited November 2012
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