The Archway

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge is a spectacular plaza, and one of New York City’s most unique public spaces. At 45' high, the cathedral-like Archway inspires awe. 

For decades, the Archway was used as a New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) facility for storing scrap metal. In 2007, after years of advocacy by the DUMBO Improvement District, the DOT returned The Archway to the public under the DOT Plaza Program. Now the epic space hosts 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.


60 Water Street

Peas N’ Pickles

55 Washington Street

Art Wise

135 Plymouth Street

Rococo Design Showroom

145 Front Street

J. Crew Men’s Shop

55 Water Street

Cliffs at DUMBO

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Main Street

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Main Street

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Main Street


127 Plymouth Street

The Dumbo Station

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge

Archway Lighthouse

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge