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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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Michael W
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Superb place to visit to get photos of Brooklyn Bridge and NYC. Would have given it 5 stara but for the experience of our visit to an ice cream van just up the bank from the main photo spots. On ordering an ice cream, he them demanded $21 for a single cone. Price in Central Park was $6. The van doesn't have any prices listed on it so just want people to be warned. Vans elsewhere on Manhattan have prices listed. The Fifty Sanesta on 50th Street was an excellent hotel for our stop. Ideal location, massive rooms and friendly staff.
Written October 31, 2022
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA528 contributions
Dec 2021
DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is another great example of a former industrial dockyard area being repurposed for trendy shops, restaurants & apartments. There are several blocks of former industrial buildings now holding retail establishments, with several more building still undergoing renovations. This area has subway stops on either side, so it's relatively easy to get to from elsewhere in NYC.
Written December 23, 2021
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vansancopp
Vancouver, Canada385 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Recommended by a resident of the area, we took the scenic route, via the Brooklyn Bridge, to DUMBO (Down Underneath the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). The area is dotted with restored brick buildings and warehouses giving it a raw urban vibe. Restaurants, boutiques, and live-work studios abound in this area. I like exploring the nooks and crannies of this neighborhood as this is the best way to get the real feel of DUMBO. Hipsters, young couples and families would feel at home here. Highly recommended as an alternative to the hustle bustle of Manhattan.
Written January 5, 2020
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Elizabeth L
Canton, GA7 contributions
Jul 2022
Meh. We had high expectations but it was not what I had envisioned. Pretty views of the water and skyline but all along the water at sunset there were people smoking marijuana. Not great when you are walking by with kids. We ended up at an over-priced area that was way to crowded for food. I don't recommend going with kids/teens.
Written July 13, 2022
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astro90
London, UK46 contributions
Feb 2020
DUMBO is one of my favourite spots to visit when in NYC. The atmosphere is superb. There are so many things to do around dumbo - from the time out market to watching the sunrise by the water! This is definitely a place you need to visit!
Written July 29, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,137 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Despite having visited NY two times before, I never managed to get to the end of Brooklyn Bridge and end to Dumbo, so this time I made it a priority and so happy I did.
Between Williamsburg bridge and Brooklyn Bridge there is a cute park from which you can admire the panorama, and a beach where you can relax and sit down.
The place where everyone takes pictures (with the Williamsburg bridge in the background) was very busy so we simply passed by quickly, and we happily noticed most people don't even bother to continue until the park, which is a real gem. There are also cafes and restaurants along the way.
Written March 15, 2020
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CumfyCritter
Glasgow, UK352 contributions
Dec 2019
DUMBO is an up and coming, redeveloped area with some amazing architecture and places to eat/drink and shop. It is very busy with lots of photo opportunities and you can also see the gorgeous traditional carousel at the front, but can only go inside it's protective glass enclosure 2 days a week. You can still see it well though. A really nice area to wander around and explore. You can also cross the Brooklyn Bridge from here.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sandra U.
Durham, NC6 contributions
Nov 2021
We took the ferry over and took in the sites---carousel, waterfront, etc. Nice day out but we got stuck in a downpour. Good thing we were able to jump into the food hall by the carousel to kill some time. Great place for drinks and eats.
Written November 16, 2021
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Katy R
Bradford, UK56 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Dumbo is a really nice area to wander around after crossing Brooklyn bridge. Some great photo opportunities of manhattan bridge from Washington street and of the skyline from the waterfront. Theres a Carousel in a glass box for younger ones. Many old mills and buildings have been regenerated around there, it actually reminded me a bit of Leeds down by the armouries! Theres a great pizza place on Washington/Front street called Front street pizza, reasonably priced.
Written February 28, 2020
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bella3004
Zagreb, Croatia219 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was by far my favourite part of NY ;) we went back two or three times, that's how much we liked it. Of course I wanted to go there to take photos with the bridge, but in the end, that was nothing comparing everything there. Such a clean, nice, cosy location, with nice walking area in front of the water and bridge. Old brick building with lots of small food court/places with big shared seating area. Weather was nice, location was nice, food was nice, so in general, amazing.
Written November 21, 2022
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