DUMBO

A dramatic Brooklyn neighborhood that promises trendy loft spaces and sweeping views of Manhattan’s skyline.

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 Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, and Fort Greene

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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

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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Considered "the next SoHo" by many New Yorkers, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the energetic artistic 24-hour community located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Just minutes from downtown Manhattan, DUMBO has millions of square feet of space housed in landmark buildings, a vibrant history and stunning views. For years, DUMBO has been known as one of New York's artistic and cultural centers, with events like the annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, The New York Photo Festival, organizations such as Arts at St. Ann's and countless fashion, fine art and design studios."

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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The neighborhood is considered one of the hot neighborhoods in NYC right now. Galleries and cafes, gorgeous parks, unbeatable views, outdoor movies, excellent restaurants such as Vinegar Hill House, River Cafe, Govner's and famous Grimaldi's Pizza...not to mention Jacques Torres Chocolatier -- all within one stop of the island of Manhattan. A true respite from the busy city, but with a cool, historic cobble-stoned street vibe itself."

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.

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DUMBO is Brooklyn's epicenter of technology, art and creativity. It is a neighborhood with an industrial vibe and lots of character and charm. Cobblestone streets separate factories now renovated into upscale loft condominiums and commercial office space."

DUMBO as the Sun Sets

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There's something to this place.

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You can just feel it.

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DUMBO ( Down Under the Manhattan /Brooklyn Bridge Overpass) is exactly as it is named. The area is between two bridges - one of which has trains pass over it. So for people who are sensitive to sound, please keep that in mind!"

Photography

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 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.

Jacob Krupnick

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