Dumbo Neighborhood Guide

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THE DUMBO NEIGHBORHOOD

Welcome to our Dumbo Neighborhood Guide, where you’ll get to discover what makes the Dumbo Neighborhood truly unique and why its called Dumbo! The name Dumbo is an acronym-type nickname for the Neighborhood denominating the “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” which explicitly refers to the neighborhoods placement.

THE DUMBO ENVIRONMENT

The neighborhood is undoubtedly unique in its interesting mix of partly Manhattan-like and partly Brooklyn-like aesthetic. The historically renown neighborhood beset on the waterfront has the up and coming vibrance that many artists, musicians and creatives seek out when in Brooklyn. With the perfect mix between cobbled streets, art galleries and up and rising luxury buildings and condos, you will experience both aspects of what make Manhattan and Brooklyn great. The large disposition of warehouse spaces at first seem out of place but upon closer inspection of the neighborhood, you’ll soon find that the entire Dumbo area is filled with cool and laid-back bars, designer shops and high quality restaurants. It’s also a great destination for photography and art as many artists flock to Dumbo for its unique and breath-taking sights of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Brooklyn Bridge.

PRICE DIFFERENCES WITH THE REST OF BROOKLYN

It’s important to note that due to its up and coming status, as well as its high popularity with top celebrities, art clubs such as Soho House and its recent constructions; the prices of rentals, sales and some amenities in Dumbo can be noticeably more expensive than the rest of the Brooklyn Neighborhoods. However with the higher prices, you’ll be sure to be moving into brand new condition apartments and buildings as well as having truly unique sights of the Manhattan skyline at your doorstep.

The History of The Dumbo Neighborhood

The Neighborhood’s first purpose and use dates back to the approximate 19th Century, when it originally acted as a landing and docking station for ferries. Dumbo only began its reconstruction and residential value in the late 20th Century after the developer David Walentas bought the Neighborhood and began its inception as we know it today.

Since its historical uprising, Dumbo has become a renown hot spot for artists and for tech entrepreneurs working in startups. Due to its popularity and uniqueness, the Dumbo community has remained one of the richest communities of New York City and continues to be a haven for edgy and upcoming companies.

As Seen In The Movies

Not unlike most of New York City, the Dumbo neighborhood has been on the forefront of many films and has been a popular filming location. Here is a brief list of some movies that have utilized the uniqueness of the Dumbo Neighborhood as a film location:

  • The Naked City (1948)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

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