Dumbo/Vinegar Hill

Brooklyn

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Over recent years, artists, techies, and families with children have become attracted to the Dumbo and Vinegar Hill sections of Brooklyn. Dumbo, an acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”, covers the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and east of the Manhattan Bridge to Vinegar Hill. Vinegar Hill stretches from Front Street to the East River waterfront and from Bridge Street to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighborhood offers a nice array of townhouses, walk-up apartment buildings and high rises, comingled with notable culinary establishments such as Grimaldi’s, one of New York’s most famous pizza restaurants, and the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Dumbo/Vinegar Hill is dotted with dog parks, supermarkets, and a nice path along the east, which is great for running, biking, or taking a stroll. Fulton Landing, right near East River, is filled with nice places to eat and the classical music venue known as Bargemusic. The cobblestone streets give the neighborhood a quaint feel. The area’s art galleries such as Klompching Gallery and its numerous tech firms have attracted artists and technology enthusiasts. The quiet residential areas with brownstones and parks offer a family-friendly environment. The neighborhood has been spotlighted in films and on TV shows including Gossip Girl and Law and Order. In a late night talk show appearance, Jerry Seinfeld joked about how the acronym for Dumbo should be “Down Under Manhattan Bridge”, but the “Overpass” part was added because New Yorkers would not want to live in a neighborhood referred to as “Dumb”. The A, C, and F Subway lines provide access to most parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges assure a nice and scenic walk to Manhattan’s Financial District and the rest of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island can be reached by highway via the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. By Rory Sasson

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

A
C
F

Buses:

B25
B67
B69

Rental Prices:

$2,400 ― $7,500

Sales Prices:

$850,000 ― $1,800,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

13

Police Precincts:

84

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