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The acronym "Dumbo" actually stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass". This wonderful neighborhood is indeed found between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. You can walk or cycle across either to get to Manhattan in as little as 10 minutes.
If you do not feel like walking, you can catch the F or C train, which both stop in Dumbo, and the 2/3 train station to Times Square is a little farther away in Brooklyn Heights.
To cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot from Dumbo to Manhattan, head to Washington Street, and you will find the underpass that will lead you up a stairway and bring you up onto the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway.
No other spot in the city can beat views from Dumbo! From the Fulton Ferry Landing, practically underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, you can see downtown Manhattan skyscrapers, such as the Woolworth Building, but also boats coming in and out the harbor.
For all the gourmets out there, the River Café, is a waterfront Michelin-starred restaurant, where the food is as fine as the view.
During the 19th century, the Fulton Ferry Landing was the busiest spot in Brooklyn. It was named after the boat that shuttled residents to Manhattan, which actually was the only way to cross the East River until the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883).
The Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is found right next to the Fulton Ferry Landing opened in 2010 and is the first section of what will be an 85-acre waterfront park. It is kind of hard to believe that these piers were all covered with abandoned warehouses a few years ago. Moreover, in July and August, the Brooklyn Bridge Park transforms into an outdoor cinema.
The Tobacco Warehouse and the Empire Stores were built in the 1870s to hold dry goods to be loaded onto ships. This place was a major hub of both shipping and manufacturing. In fact, lots of goods were produced here in the 19th century, from beer, to boxes, to soap, and Dumbo played such an important role in New York City commerce at the time, that it was designated a historic district in 2007.
Do not forget that the best way to discover this amazing neighborhood and to experience its thrilling atmosphere is to rent an apartment in Dumbo with New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment.html ). Whether you are looking for a furnished apartment ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/furnished ) or a vacation rental ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation ) in Dumbo or somewhere else in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, you will always find the perfect place to call home away from home.
Feel free to check out our blog, if you feel like learning more about New York City or Brooklyn. You will find many interesting articles, about New York" ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2011/06/16/video-tour-dumbo-in-brooklyn-new-york-part-1/ ).
Thank you for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed the first part of our video tour of Dumbo, in Brooklyn, and look forward to your next stay in the Big Apple!
Continue watching with Part 2 of our Video Tour: https://up-tube.com/upvideo/cuxQz4LRgGD