Living in DUMBO
Spectacular waterfront views reward visitors to Vinegar Hill and DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This compact area nestles into the space at the bases of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Explore DUMBO and Vinegar Hill's Belgian-blocked streets to reveal an ahead-of-the-curve art scene. This former manufacturing district attracted artists to its deserted lofts in the 1990s. Their arrival transformed the neighborhood with new galleries, independent shops, and avant-garde bookstores. Today's DUMBO is home to a bevy of start-ups. According to the DUMBO Improvement District, close to 80% of local companies are in the creative or tech industries.