The Dumbo 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.

Luke’s Lobster

11 Water Street

Santander Bank

40 Washington Street

68 Jay Street Bar

68 Jay Street


181 Front Street

Main Window

1 Main Street

The DUMBO Loft

155 Water Street

Mark Jupiter Showroom

191 Plymouth Street

Gallery GAIA

79 Hudson Avenue