Just Across from Manhattan, A New Place to Discover
DUMBO, (short for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is an upscale waterfront neighborhood between both the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. This former industrial area is now a haven for high-end apartments, art galleries and technology startups. From pedestrian accessible areas to world famous cuisine, this area combines the hip-modern charm of Brooklyn with the dynamic history of NYC.
This area was a historically important industrial and manufacturing district in the late 19th to early 20th century. Although many of the businesses from that era do not exist here anymore, their old buildings still stand in this area today. Experience the history by taking a walk down Front Street with a self-guided tour along the cobblestone paths and enjoy the shops along the road. Take a selfie or a picture along Washington Street. With so many great spots, you take the perfect snapshot of you and the Manhattan Bridge.
After taking a long walk, settle down for New York’s best pizza at some of Brooklyn’s most famous pizzerias: Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s. Grab a classic coal fired margherita pie with a few friends and enjoy an authentic Brooklyn experience.
Not a fan of pizza? Grab a meal or brunch at the Atrium Dumbo, the restaurant famous for its French cuisine. Or grab an inexpensive hand-crafted cuban sandwich from Cuper. Then satisfy that sweet tooth by taking a visit to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for some old-fashioned ice cream. Located in a landmark fireboat house near Brooklyn Bridge, this ice cream parlor serves classic flavors in large portions with its own hot fudge. At Usagi NY, enjoy a signature matcha latte made with high quality Japanese green tea from Kyoto.
Discover Brooklyn’s art culture by visiting DUMBO’s local art scenes. Art enthusiasts can experience local art culture by viewing works at A.I.R. and Smack Mellon. These spaces support local female artists through non-profit / non-mainstream showcases. At St. Ann’s Warehouse, enjoy a live music performance or a play of Shakespeare. If you’re a fan of classical music, walk the plank to NY’s floating concert hall: Bargemusic, famous for its classical chamber music.