Nestled on the waterfront between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO is one of New York City’s most sought-after neighborhoods with a rich history, lively art and tech scenes, access to 85 acres of riverfront park and some of the best views in the city. This dynamic hub combines big city benefits with the intimacy and quirkiness of a small neighborhood, all a short subway, bike or ferry ride from Manhattan and other Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Exploring the Neighborhood
The area was one of the original manufacturing districts in the country, with warehouses and factories that marked Brooklyn as a major American industrial center. When Two Trees founder David Walentas purchased 13 buildings within DUMBO in 1974 he made a promise to the neighborhood that he would develop buildings in a way that preserved the heritage of the area and build artistic, cultural and community spaces to benefit the residents.
Landmarks include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fulton Ferry Landing, Jane’s Carousel, The River Cafe, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Washington Street and the DUMBO archway.
Washington Street has become a viral sensation in recent years, offering the iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State building in the distance.
Stable Building Galleries at the corner of Main and Water Streets, was originally built in the 1800s as a horse stable for Robert Gair, inventor of the cardboard box. In 2015 it was converted into galleries and today, is the home to Janet Borden Inc, Minus Space, Klompching Gallery, and United Photo Industries
Jane’s Carousel was built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, lovingly hand restored by Jane Walentas and a team of artisans and donated to the park by Jane and David Walentas in 2011. The pavilion, which houses it, was designed by designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel.
Pier 4 was built from the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge that had settled on the East River bed. Native species have been planted to assist its ongoing evolution as a protected habitat preserve.
Bird Island is an inaccessible nature preserve built from the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge. The island is planted with a variety of salt-tolerant shrubs, grasses and trees to encourage a diverse growth of ecology.
The tech scene has exploded in New York. DUMBO now has the highest concentration of tech firms of any New York City neighborhood.
NYC Ferry: South Brooklyn Route
Cafe's, Restaurants & Bars
- Dumbo House
- Vinegar Hill House Cafe
- The River Cafe
- Almondine Bakery
- Atrium Dumbo
- Shake Shack
- Time Out Market
- The Hull
- Empire Stores
- West Elm
- Scotch and Soda
- Rodd & Gunn
Parks & Landmarks
- Manhattan Bridge
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Jane's Carousel
- St. Ann's Warehouse
60 Water's minimalist design delivers maximum impact to the DUMBO skyline and offers light-filled residences with incredible views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and beyond.
Originally part of Robert Gair's "Gairville" over a century ago, 25 Washington, along with its sister building 30 Washington, frames that iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge. The building has over 100 generous loft layouts, some with private rooftop terraces, and all complete with custom kitchens, stone countertops, and exposed wood beams.
Once an integral part of DUMBO’s proud manufacturing past, 30 Washington, located on a charming cobblestone street, now holds close to one hundred units, some with private outdoor terraces, all with luxurious, modern amenities, including a rooftop deck designed by James Corner Field Operations of High Line fame. Together with 25 Washington, the building frames the iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge flooding social media on a daily basis.
Located on the popular cobblestone street in the heart of DUMBO, 65 Washington boasts 12 stories of studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom residences complete with conveniences such as an elevator, gym, bike room, and private terraces.
81 Washington, located on DUMBO's most popular cobblestone street, is a 5-story warehouse transformed into loft-style residences, featuring original wood beams, high ceilings, and oversized windows, all paying homage to the rich history of the building and the neighborhood.
66 Water is the best of loft-living, located in one of DUMBO's first industrial buildings. Situated on a quaint cobblestone street on top of an outpost of the renowned chocolatier Jacques Torres, the building is across the street from the popular Empire Stores and St. Ann's Warehouse, and within steps of the waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Jane's Carousel.
Steps from DUMBO's waterfront on a quaint cobblestone street, 85 Water is a 3-floor brownstone above the neighborhood's beloved Almondine Bakery. Nestled between the vibrant Empire Stores' shopping scene and Brooklyn Bridge Park, 85 Water offers a mix of city life and quiet intimacy. Enjoy local restaurants like Cecconi’s, Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill, and Vinegar Hill House Cafe within minutes of leaving your front door.
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