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.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 2

The Mark Jupiter Gallery

191 Plymouth Street

Luke’s Lobster

11 Water Street

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

1 Front Street

Freelancers Hub

30 John Street


55 Water Street

The DUMBO Spot

160 Water Street

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 2

Brooklyn Bridge Park - John Street

Brooklyn Bridge Park: John Street

Archway Lighthouse

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge

The Dumbo Station

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge