DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a chic Brooklyn neighborhood integrating old warehouses, unique shops and restaurants, art galleries and elegant high rise apartments. Offering spectacular views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and the Manhattan skyline, DUMBO is one of Brooklyn’s most prized gems.
DUMBO residents and visitors head to St. Ann’s Warehouse, which hosts bands and modern theatrical performances, or tour some of the edgy art galleries. When venturing to DUMBO, you cannot miss out on the famous pizza parlor, Grimaldi’s. After your meal, experience the magic of Jacques Torres, a delicious chocolate factory in the area. Just to the north is the neighborhood of Vinegar Hill, which boasts nineteenth-century houses and Belgian-block streets. Despite the areas historical name (after the site of a 1798 British-Irish military battle), modern luxury condos are sprouting all over Vinegar Hill. For example, 100 Gold Street, which bills itself as Vinegar Hill’s first “green” condo, offers such eco-luxury features as recycled glass tile, water-conserving fixtures, and compact fluorescent lights, along with a shared roof deck with great views. Transport from both Vinegar Hill and DUMBO is by subway (the F or the A train) or by water taxi from the Fulton Ferry landing, making it a quick commute to downtown Manhattan. .
A Hidden Treasure
Peace, quiet and charm await you when you stroll through these cobble stone streets on your way to restaurants, antique shops and galleries; worth the visit.
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