DUMBO – Brooklyn, NY

Sandwiched between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, this tiny waterfront neighborhood began as an industrial area in the 19th century. Local lore says that when artists moved into the neglected Victorian factories in the late '70s, they dubbed the area Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass, or DUMBO, as counter-branding to thwart potential developers. Today, the renovated factories have transformed into apartments and lofts, many retaining original timber beams and red brick walls. In addition to the historic digs and cobblestone streets, residents list short commutes to Manhattan as a major draw, with 10-minute subway rides to the Lower East Side and 20-minute rides to Midtown. Encircled by parks and bike paths, DUMBO offers grassy lawns and sweeping views of the East River. The area remains home to many art galleries, as well as St. Ann's Warehouse, a performing arts venue. The restaurant scene tends toward chic eateries and cafes, in addition to several old-timers such as Juliana's, a popular pizzeria.

Schools in DUMBO

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The Brooklyner
111 Lawrence St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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New
$2,235 - 4,860 Studio - 3 Bedroom Available Now
855-562-2845
247N7
247-251 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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3 hrs
$2,581 - 5,333 Studio - 2 Bedroom Available Now
844-274-2568
Avalon Fort Greene
343 Gold St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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1 day
$2,275 - 4,436 Studio - 3 Bedroom Available Now
844-453-0093
Avalon Willoughby Square
214 Duffield St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
1 / 45
1 day
$2,610 - 11,490 Studio - 3 Bedroom Available Now
718-578-4616
Avalon Brooklyn Bay
1924 Sheepshead Bay Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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New
$1,935 - 5,070 Studio - 3 Bedroom Available Now
844-674-0201
568 Union
568 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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1 day
$2,525 - 4,750 Studio - 2 Bedroom Available Now
631-778-7002