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.

David Burke Tavern

55 Water Street

Santander Bank

40 Washington Street


68 Jay Street

Mark Jupiter Showroom

191 Plymouth Street


79 Front Street

Lassen & Hennigs

177 Water Street

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman Street

BlackBook Presents

20 John Street

United Photo Industries

16 Main Street

Archway Lighthouse

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge

The Dumbo Station

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge