Commerce & Culture
Though it is a small neighborhood, DUMBO fits a lot of shopping onto its streets. There’s a West Elm, a number of boutiques, the Powerhouse Arena bookstore (which doubles as a space for cultural events), and a destination for foodies — the Jacques Torres Chocolate and Ice Cream store. DUMBO Market on Front Street and Wegmans on Flushing are new supermarkets. The innovative theater company St. Ann’s Warehouse is located in the repurposed 19th-century Tobacco Warehouse. The northern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park sits in DUMBO and includes a restored carousel from 1922. Smaller Vinegar Hill doesn’t have as much going on, but the Vinegar Hill House has been a favorite of critics and locals for over a decade. Both neighborhoods can take advantage of all that nearby Brooklyn Heights offers.