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“Best view of Manhattan on a sunny day.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dumbo

Dumbo
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 237 8700
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Ranked #10 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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.
Litchfield, Connecticut
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“Best view of Manhattan on a sunny day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Dumbo has the best small park for viewing Manhattan. There is plenty of food to eat on grassy slopes. The views are framed by the Broolyn and Manhattan bridges. There are places for kids to play and a carousel. This is why I gave Dumbo five stars.

The food court next to the park would also get five stars. There is a huge variety of open air food stalls. I had some of the best oysters I've had in a long time and everyone seemed to be happily eating the food of their choice.

It might also get five stars for the many art galleries, but I was there on Sunday and only a few were open. I plan to go back on a Saturday to see them.

The neighborhood buildings are non-descript commercial buildings. Not much to look at.

Dumbo is next to Brooklyn Heights so both can be visited in a long morning or afternoon.
Suggestion. Stroll Brooklyn Heights on a weekend morning and hit Dumbo for lunch.

Visited April 2013
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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“Fun shops - great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Spent a few hours here on a Sunday morning. Loved the food vendors at the Tobacco Warehouse and the shops (some were closed because it was the weekend).

Visited April 2013
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“nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

in the summer (Apr.-Nov.) there is a small food market, very recommended
a lot of parks to play with yound kids

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Worth the trek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Almost like a European village: cobbled streets, twisty with unexpected turnings and discoveries. Charming shops and amazing views at the waterfront. Great bookstore, chocolate shop and patisserie within a few blocks; lots of potential space for a lively and liveable community in future. Will check back in a few years-- revival is in the air.

Visited March 2013
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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Quick stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Only saw it briefly while on the water taxi. didn't see it too much in depth. The last stop before seeing the statue of liberty!!

Visited March 2013
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