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Encyclopedia > DUMBO, Brooklyn
A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance
A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance
Newly built apartment tower

DuMBo (an acronym for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass") is the popular name of 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 which continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2. Image File history File linksMetadata Fulton_FerryDUMBO_Pictures014. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Fulton_FerryDUMBO_Pictures014. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 71 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) New ly built living skyscrappers near Brooklyn Bridge. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 71 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) New ly built living skyscrappers near Brooklyn Bridge. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn (at Flatbush Avenue Extension). ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Vinegar Hill is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City on the East River waterfront between DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 2 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Ferry, and Clinton Hill in the borough of Brooklyn. ...


DuMBo used to be known as an artists' haven, when many of the expansive warehouses in the neighborhood were renovated into loft spaces. However, in recent years, as property has become more and more valuable in Manhattan, this neighborhood has also increasingly gentrified, pricing out most of the artists. A loft, in the sense of the word meaning attic. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Celebrity chef Jacques Torres opened a chocolate factory in December 2000 in DuMBo. Other famous culinary institutions in the area include Fulton Ferry, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, and the River Café. The One Old Fulton Street building, which houses the landmark Pete's Downtown Restaurant, is located in DuMBo. Fulton Ferry is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Grimaldis Pizzeria is a popular pizzeria franchise in the New York City area. ...


One of DuMBo's main attractions is its excellent views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and Lower Manhattan. There are several public places where these views can be enjoyed. These include Fulton Ferry, Empire-Fulton State Park and the newly constructed Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park is currently planned for further expansion within a few years potentially expanding the waterfront park area even more. For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn (at Flatbush Avenue Extension). ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Fulton Ferry is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ...


Ferry transportation to the neighborhood is provided by the New York Water Taxi company from the Fulton Ferry. New York City Subway stations are located at York Street (F) on the IND Sixth Avenue Line and High Street-Brooklyn Bridge (A C) on the IND Eighth Avenue Line. Bus service is provided by the B25, B67, B69, and B75. A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ... Fulton Ferry is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... York Street is a subway station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... High Street–Brooklyn Bridge is a subway station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ... Passengers board a bus at Westchester Square. ... The Fulton Street Line or East New York Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States along Fulton Street between Fulton Ferry and East New York. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Brooklyn, New York, United States; one minor route is privately-operated under a city franchise. ... The Vanderbilt Avenue Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running mainly along Prospect Park West and Vanderbilt Avenue between Windsor Terrace and Downtown Brooklyn. ... The Smith Street Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running mostly along 9th Street and Smith Street between Park Slope and downtown Brooklyn. ...


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Until the 1990s, the western portion of neighborhood was known as Fulton Landing, after the water ferry stop that connected the neighborhood to Manhattan before the Brooklyn Bridge opened.[citation needed] The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ...


External links

  • DuMBo neighborhood profile in New York magazine

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