Dumbo
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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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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourst Draw
    It's become quite a tourist draw with the completion of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park along the harbor. The park is spectacular. But you will also find the Time Out Market with a good collection of food stalls and lots of fancy apartment buildings. The bridges overhead are impressive.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Sarah Bright
    Indianapolis, Indiana18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day in DUMBO
    If you are heading to Brooklyn, don't forget to check out DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). This historic area has plenty of shops, thriving art galleries, unique eats, and phenomenal architecture. There is something fantastic to experience around every corner of this New York City destination.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Lunightna
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and Aesthetic
    Many shops and photogenic streets. The Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges are really close. There's rollerblading and other sports area by the pier. Nice view of downtown Manhattan. Good photo spots for the Brooklyn bridge. The statue of liberty is briefly visible.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 20, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Flying Elephants About ;)
    I did not realise that Dumbo is an acronym for the area - Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This would fit in with other areas of Manhattan such as TriBeCa. It's a nicely restored area of Brooklyn and there are plenty of cobbled streets and old warehouses that have been restored for new purposes such as flats, restaurants and bars. It's definitely an area of Brooklyn that needs to be explored if you have not visited the city before. There are some amazing views of the surrounding area to admire as well as places to sit and relax after a day walking around.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 13, 2023
  • gillk65
    Musselburgh, United Kingdom638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to Dumbo and explore
    Been to NY a few times and crossed the bridge once but never set foot in Brooklyn. Really enjoyed wondering around this cool, funky part of the world. Great views of the two bridges , lots of good bars and cafes and restaurants. Will sending be back to explore further
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Amy D
    Mission, Texas371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DUMBO
    We love coming here when visiting NYC. We have walked the Brooklyn Bridge from the Financial District area. We have also taken the ferry from Manhattan. We have also taken the subway. It's a cute and trendy place where we can stroll peacefully, take pictures of Manhattan skyline, have a bite to eat, sit and relax. There is an amazing rooftop at Timeout Market. We have only visited during the day. We're looking forward to returning at night so that we can view the Manhattan skyline.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Michael M
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atmospheric
    Great feel to the place. Got the ferry from pier 83 and had a wander around the area. Lovely shops and nice happy feel around the whole area. The skyline with the broklyn and Manhattan bridges In the background is awsome. Really great feel after the intense crowds of lower Manhattan day before
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2024
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Elizabeth L
Canton, GA7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Michael W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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astro90
London, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Switzerland3,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I did not realise that Dumbo is an acronym for the area - Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This would fit in with other areas of Manhattan such as TriBeCa.

It's a nicely restored area of Brooklyn and there are plenty of cobbled streets and old warehouses that have been restored for new purposes such as flats, restaurants and bars.

It's definitely an area of Brooklyn that needs to be explored if you have not visited the city before. There are some amazing views of the surrounding area to admire as well as places to sit and relax after a day walking around.
Written November 13, 2023
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Anya G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
DO NOT VISIT DUMBO! It is a complete field of chaos. Children screaming, cars running red lights, tourists taking up entire city blocks. There's no shopping and nothing to do. DO NOT COME!
Written May 5, 2024
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Lunightna
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Many shops and photogenic streets. The Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges are really close. There's rollerblading and other sports area by the pier. Nice view of downtown Manhattan. Good photo spots for the Brooklyn bridge. The statue of liberty is briefly visible.
Written June 20, 2023
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Katy R
Bradford, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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