Chic loft spaces and sweeping views of Manhattan dominate the scene in DUMBO.

A truly Brooklyn mix of class and sass, DUMBO is an ultra-hip neighborhood rooted in a historic past. DUMBO’s converted industrial warehouses and vintage loft spaces redefine the meaning of chic, and its inspiring Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline views remain unmatched. This neighborhood tempers its trendy shops and bars with manicured waterfront green spaces and historic enclaves—Vinegar Hill’s cobblestone streets return visitors to Brooklyn's days of yore.

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On the Map

DUMBO is within Brooklyn and bordered by Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Vinegar Hill, and Brooklyn Heights

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab with no traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab with no traffic
Times Square: 25 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 15 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The View from DUMBO

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In DUMBO, what you see is what you get.

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What you get are stunning views of Manhattan's iconic skyline.

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Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

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Somewhere between the Brooklyn and the Manhattan bridges, an artistic enclave arose.

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From walls to warehouses, their discerning tastes now infuse DUMBO with a signature style.

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DUMBO's rise from industrial ashes reads like a modern Brooklyn fairytale.

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Now, a contemporary village thrives along cobblestone streets.

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Life Along the River: DUMBO's Public Gathering Space

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Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts hundreds of visitors along the East River's banks.

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Bike rides, picnics, and long conversations happen organically here.

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Jane's Carousel sets the boardwalk aglow, and recalls bygone times of childlike romance.

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Inspiring wide eyes and wider smiles, this 1922 attraction was lovingly restored by a resident DUMBO artist.

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Thank you, resident DUMBO artist.

DUMBO as the Sun Sets

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There's something to this place.

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You can just feel it.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.