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, California16,074 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 11 June 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 June 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,918 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 November 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 December 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 December 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
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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 5 May 2024
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CMJSingapore
Dubai, United Arab Emirates349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Just off the traditional tourist trail. Great views of Brooklyn Bridge, East River and some lovely restaurants (and choices at Time Out) . Many great iconic views but the “tourists” have now found !
Written 10 April 2024
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Steve
London, UK911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The neighbourhood has a great vibe, there is a good mix of eateries, shops and markets. The views of the two bridges are also great
Written 10 February 2024
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Michael M
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
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
Written 5 February 2024
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Blue S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We explored New York City, and the view was spectacular. Even though it's cold, the trip is worth yet. Also, you can explore the local shops and street food.
Written 14 December 2023
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Amy D
Mission, TX371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
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.
Written 3 December 2023
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gillk65
Musselburgh, UK638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
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
Written 2 December 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,918 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 13 November 2023
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TheCityBreakers
Lancashire181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We visited the area after a few hours at Brooklyn Museum and enjoyed the iconic views of the Manhattan Bridge. The area is nice, with a few restaurants and coffee shops and seemed popular with tourists because of the view.
Written 17 September 2023
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR1,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Love this area! It was clean which was so nice. Not overly crowded! Did not feel like a tourist trap to me. We enjoyed lunch at the free market and walking along the park!
Written 23 July 2023
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