Visitor’s Guide

Come for the incredible photo ops, stay for the delightful art and indie shopportunities! We suggest a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge or a ride on the East River Ferry, then a day spent hanging out in Brooklyn Bridge Park, shopping on Front Street, drinking on Jay Street, browsing books on Main Street, and, yes, having some pizza on Old Fulton Street.

DUMBO Fun Facts!

  • DUMBO stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”
  • DUMBO is the birthplace of both the cardboard box and the domestic coffee shipping industry
  • Walt Whitman wrote poems about DUMBO, then known as Fulton Landing

HOW TO GET HERE

By Foot Via Brooklyn Bridge
Take the first exit off of the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Path and walk down the stairs. To your immediate left you will see a map. Cross over Prospect Street and continue walking down Washington Street into DUMBO.

By Subway
A/C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge: exit at Cadman Plaza West Stairwell, cross Cadman Plaza Park, pathway curves to the left. Walk downhill on Washington Street.

F train to York Street: exit station, turn right on Jay Street.

2/3  train to Clark Street: Exit the station and turn left onto Henry Street. Pass Cranberry Street and make a right on the footpath; ;you will see the A/C train station. Cross Cadman Plaza Park, pathway curves to the left. Walk downhill on Washington Street.

By Bus
Take the B25 bus from Downtown Brooklyn to the last stop. Take the B67 Bus to Jay Street/ York Street. Take the B69 bus from Park Slope to the last stop at Sands Street. Turn right on Pearl Street.

By Water
The East River Ferry operates to and from the Fulton Ferry Landing from several locations along the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts. The East River Ferry is $4 for one of the best views in town. Exit the Ferry Landing onto Water Street and walk north to DUMBO.

By Bike
There are many bike routes to DUMBO — come by way of Front Street or Jay Street for the smoothest ride, or bike over the Manhattan Bridge and take in the views. With four Citi Bike stations and lots of bike parking, it’s the way to go!

About DUMBO Walls: CAM 

Artist: Craig Anthony Miller (aka CAM) Location: Bar & Grill Park, York Street between Pearl and Adams Work in progress

About DUMBO Walls: DALeast 

Artist: DALeast Location: Pearl Street / BQE Underpass (between York and Prospect)

About DUMBO Walls: Faith47 

Artist: Faith47 Location: Pearl Street / BQE Underpass (between York and Prospect)

About DUMBO Walls: MOMO 

Artist: MOMO Location: York Street between Adams and Washington

About DUMBO Walls: Eltono 

Artist: Eltono Location: Bridge Park 1 (Prospect Street at Jay Street)

About DUMBO Walls: Shepard Fairey 

Shepard Fairey Location: Bridge Park 2 (behind York Street F stop)

About DUMBO Walls: Stefan Sagmeister 

Artist: Stefan Sagmeister Painter: Coby Kennedy Location: Jay Street/BQE Underpass (between York and Prospect)

About DUMBO Walls: Yuko Shimizu 

Artist: Yuko Shimizu Painter: Coby Kennedy Location: Jay Street/BQE Underpass (between York and Prospect)

About Tobacco Warehouse 

The Tobacco Warehouse, originally built by the Lorillard family, sits on the upland of Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and just south of the Empire Stores. Together, these landmark 19th century warehouses are vivid reminders of the shipping activity that once defined the downtown Brooklyn waterfront. The Tobacco Warehouse is home to St. Ann's Warehouse.

About Empire Stores 

The monumental Empire Stores date from 1869, with additions by architect Thomas Stone in 1885. The massive red-brick walls feature distinctive round-arch openings and iron shutters, characteristic features of port warehouses of the period. The Brooklyn Bridge Park uses the stabilized walls of a formerly endangered historic building, the Tobacco Warehouse, as an outdoor venue for exhibits and entertainment.

About Photo Opp at Washington Street 

Take an iconic photo with the Manhattan Bridge as your personal backdrop.

About Jane’s Carousel 

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC #61) in 1922. It is a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 superb chariots. Jane's Carousel now thrills riders of a new generation with breathtaking views of the Brooklyn waterfront, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the Manhattan skyline. Tickets are $2.00.

About The Archway 

The Archway is a 7,000 square foot space under the Manhattan Bridge, paved with historic Belgian block and boasting a 45' height. The Archway was closed for 17 years and used as a New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) facility for storing scrap metal. After years of advocacy by the DUMBO Improvement District, DOT returned The Archway to the public in 2007. It plays host to performances, events, lunchtime vendors, and more. The Archway is on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO. Here's how to get to DUMBO.

About Pearl Street Triangle 

The Pearl Street Triangle is a public plaza space with shaded seating - a place to relax and eat lunch, catch up with friends and enjoy FREE DUMBO WIFI. Once a parking lot, the DUMBO Improvement District converted this space into a small urban oasis.

About Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry 

Relax at Empire Fulton Ferry, a hot spot for ice cream, outdoor eats, and a scenic cityscape that just begs to be photographed. Located between the historic Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, Empire Fulton Ferry features the beautifully restored Jane’s Carousel a gift of Jane and David Walentas. From its graceful lawns and boardwalk, Empire Fulton Ferry offers beautiful views of the harbor and Lower Manhattan skyline. Bordering the park area are Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse, two Civil War-era buildings which played an integral part in the great shipping activities that once dominated this portion of the Brooklyn waterfront.

About Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1 

At 9.5 acres, Pier 1 is the largest of the Brooklyn Bridge Park piers, and the only pier that is built on landfill rather than on pile-supported structure. Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers free movies and other programming during summer months at Pier 1. Pier 1 includes two large lawns, Bridge View lawn and Harbor View lawn, a playground at the northern edge with play equipment for younger children, a waterfront promenade, and a series of tree-lined pathways that provide a varied waterfront experience.

About A Tale of Two Pizzaolos: Watch Pizza Masters in Action 

DUMBO's own Patsy Grimaldi faces off against San Fran's Anthony Mangieri in an epic pie showdown.

About A Quick History of Grimaldi’s by Slice 

A tale of two pizzas on one DUMBO Old Fulton Street.

About DUMBO Remembers Pizza Doyenne Carol Grimaldi 

Beloved co-founder of Grimaldi's and Juliana's Pizza, Carol Grimaldi, dies at the age of 75.

About Juliana’s 

The coal-fired oven at 19 Old Fulton is back in action again. Owner Patsy Grimaldi has opened Juliana's Pizza at the former location of Grimaldi's Pizzeria (now located at 1 Front Street). Offering the classic pizzas including Margherita and Marinara and specials like the Tomato with Anchovies, Caper, and Garlic pizza or the Smoked Salmon, Mascarpone, Capers, Tomato, and Red Onion, there is something for every craving.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria 

Grimaldi’s offers over 100 years of pizza-making traditions and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal burning oven. Grimaldi's serves authentic New York style thin crust pizza in an upscale, family-oriented pizzeria. Be prepared to wait. No Reservations. No Slices!

About Ignazio’s Pizza 

Ignazio's is a pizza restaurant located under the Brooklyn Bridge. They offer a wide variety of specialty pizzas that will satiate any pizza lover. Enjoy timeless staples like their Margherita pizza and Grandmother’s meatballs. Wine selections from Italy and brews from Brooklyn round out the menu. They also have musicians playing everything from the baby grand piano, to traditional sitars on select nights.

About Front Street Pizza 

Grab a quick slice, a whole pie or a pinwheel. Front Street Pizza also has a full deli counter and grill and offers a variety of salads - something for everyone!

About Love & Dough 

An artisanal pizzeria serving locally grown vegetables and a wood burning pizza oven. Gluten free options are available.  Hours are subject to change.

About Brooklyn Roasting Company 

Want to feel like you're in the quintessential Brooklyn coffee shop experience - full of creatives, families and scenesters? BRC is your joint. This place has major vibe - and it delivers on the promise of wonderful coffee.The Brooklyn Roasting Company is committed to offering best quality Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance certified coffees and espressos hand roasting them each day right here in New York City. They select their ingredient green coffees from the world’s most renowned coffee growing regions and hand roast them each day on their brand-spanking new Loring Kestrel 1/2 bagger roasting at 25 Jay

About Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1 

At 9.5 acres, Pier 1 is the largest of the Brooklyn Bridge Park piers, and the only pier that is built on landfill rather than on pile-supported structure. Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers free movies and other programming during summer months at Pier 1. Pier 1 includes two large lawns, Bridge View lawn and Harbor View lawn, a playground at the northern edge with play equipment for younger children, a waterfront promenade, and a series of tree-lined pathways that provide a varied waterfront experience.

About Atrium Dumbo 

A new French-inspired restaurant from former DB Bistro Moderne alum Laurent Kalkotour, Alexander LaPratt, and Leslie Affre.

About The Archway 

The Archway is a 7,000 square foot space under the Manhattan Bridge, paved with historic Belgian block and boasting a 45' height. The Archway was closed for 17 years and used as a New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) facility for storing scrap metal. After years of advocacy by the DUMBO Improvement District, DOT returned The Archway to the public in 2007. It plays host to performances, events, lunchtime vendors, and more. The Archway is on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO. Here's how to get to DUMBO.

About Gran Electrica 

Gran Electrica is the newest venture for the team behind Brooklyn Height's Colonie. Menu includes tacos, gorditas, flautas, quesadillas and small seafood plates such as ceviche and aguachile. Check out the happy hour specials at the bar weekdays from 5:30-6:30PM!
AlMar

Eating + Drinking

111 Front Street

About AlMar 

The chef/co-owner hails from the longstanding Brooklyn Heights outpost Noodle Pudding to bring an interesting Italian dinner menu to DUMBO. Breakfast and lunch are also served with an assortment of egg dishes, salads and paninis. Dine in and take out both available.

About Superfine 

Superfine is a DUMBO mainstay - an epic lofty space with an artsy vibe, a great bar, ever changing art, killer bloody marys, bluegrass brunch and a lovely pool table. Hang out with locals and visitors alike.  And delight in a very thoughtful farm-to-table menu that changes daily. This place has a community vibe and often hosts non profit and community events on its one day off (Mondays). Our favorites: spaghettini of the day, SUPERFINE FRIES!, and did we mention the bloody mary?  

About Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway 

Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and into DUMBO via the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway. In 2008, this space was overhauled in celebration of the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th Birthday. Today, the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway is marked with wayfinding and signage.

About Almondine 

Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm Sun: 10am-6pm

About Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3 Greenway Terrace 

Framed by panoramic views of the New York Harbor and skyline, and featuring salvaged granite blocks that emerge from planted areas, the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace completes the continuous promenade that runs along the water’s edge from Pier 1 to Pier 6. The sweeping Granite Terrace provides a unique gathering spot with spectacular views of the New York Harbor. Included in this area is the sound attenuating hill that separates this stretch of park from Furman Street and the noisy Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and two additional lawns that provide breathtaking views of the harbor.

About Jane’s Carousel 

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC #61) in 1922. It is a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 superb chariots. Jane's Carousel now thrills riders of a new generation with breathtaking views of the Brooklyn waterfront, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the Manhattan skyline. Tickets are $2.00.

About 68 Jay Street Bar 

In the historic Grand Union Tea Company warehouse you will find this American industrial drinking establishment. Steps from the East River, 68 Jay Street Bar surrounds you with warm wood and terra cotta arches as you enjoy a wide range of libations alongside DUMBO locals. They carry a variety of wines as well as a full liquor selection.