DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, phew I can see why they wanted to abbreviate it. Can you believe that I have lived in NYC 4 years to the date, and I hadn't properly explored DUMBO? Well I decided to change that. I had been a few times in the past, at night or to a random interview. But today I decided to properly see the sites and explore this little neighborhood located directly between and underneath two of our most well known bridges; the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge.
In between the two bridges is an adorable waterfront park with green grass, a spectacular view, and plenty of places to sit. Like most Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods it was once full of factories, and quiet streets. Well, not anymore it's become completely gentrified. This is now a place full of artists, photographers and designers. There are great restaurants and coffee shops. Large beautiful revamped loft spaces and well known boutiques. The famous River Café is there, located partially on a boat right under the bridge known to have one of the best views of the city. The famous Grimaldis Pizza place always has a line down the street. The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is located right there on the dock where you can catch the Water Taxi. It's a place not to be missed if your ever in the city for a visit. :)