Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a small neighborhood just over the Brooklyn Bridge. A tech hub, Dumbo is home to 25% of all New York City’s tech-based firms. Generally cheaper than Midtown South, it is a desirable option for those looking for an affordable alternative to Manhattan. Not only is it one of the most unique sections of the city, but it was named a historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The Vibe
A hip, loft vibe, a Manhattan-esque neighborhood without the hustle and bustle.
Bragging Rights
Home to Smorgasburg, Brooklyn’s food flea market, and try to get your hands on the coveted Ramen Burger.
A unique combination of loft buildings and modern, sleek high rises.
Best Kept Secret
Brooklyn Cupcake, voted New York City’s Best Cupcake by the Daily News. This bakery has cupcakes inspired by the owners’ Italian and Puerto Rican roots, including Venetian Rainbow Cookie and Flan flavors.
By Day
Young professionals on their lunch breaks, children running around Brooklyn Bridge Park.
By Night
Catch a performance art piece at St. Ann’s Warehouse, have a beer at one of the many trendy bars, or dine at a waterfront eateries.