A truly Brooklyn mix of class and sass, DUMBO is an ultra-hip neighbourhood rooted in a historic past. DUMBO’s converted industrial warehouses and vintage loft spaces redefine the meaning of chic, and its inspiring Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline views remain unmatched. This neighbourhood tempers its trendy shops and bars with manicured waterfront green spaces and historic enclaves—Vinegar Hill’s cobblestone streets return visitors to Brooklyn's days of yore.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
The View from DUMBO
Considered "the next SoHo" by many New Yorkers, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the energetic artistic 24-hour community located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Just minutes from downtown Manhattan, DUMBO has millions of square feet of space housed in landmark buildings, a vibrant history and stunning views. For years, DUMBO has been known as one of New York's artistic and cultural centres, with events like the annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, The New York Photo Festival, organisations such as Arts at St. Ann's and countless fashion, fine art and design studios."
Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
The neighbourhood is considered one of the hot neighbourhoods in NYC right now. Galleries and cafes, gorgeous parks, unbeatable views, outdoor movies, excellent restaurants such as Vinegar Hill House, River Cafe, Govner's and famous Grimaldi's Pizza...not to mention Jacques Torres Chocolatier -- all within one stop of the island of Manhattan. A true respite from the busy city, but with a cool, historic cobble-stoned street vibe itself."
Life Along the River: DUMBO's Public Gathering Space
DUMBO is Brooklyn's epicentre of technology, art and creativity. It is a neighbourhood with an industrial vibe and lots of character and charm. Cobblestone streets separate factories now renovated into upscale loft condominiums and commercial office space."
DUMBO as the Sun Sets
DUMBO ( Down Under the Manhattan /Brooklyn Bridge Overpass) is exactly as it is named. The area is between two bridges - one of which has trains pass over it. So for people who are sensitive to sound, please keep that in mind!"
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighbourhood.