How to Dumbo

Visitor's Guide

Come for the incredible photo ops, stay for the culinary delights, artsy experiences and indie shopportunities.

DUMBO is the perfect place to experience the best of Brooklyn — Old New York vistas in the shadows of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, destination dining, art galleries, boutiques and coffee shops, all converge in one quaint, creative waterfront neighborhood.

Spend the day riding Jane's Carousel, snapping photos of street art, scoring Brooklyn made goods, eating at Empire Stores, drinking on Jay Street, and, yes, standing in line for pizza.

Not sure where to start? Check out our must see spots for the perfect day in Dumbo and read on for more specific guides.

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Getting 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Pizza Capital of Brooklyn

Find your perfect pie.

The Staple

Front Street Pizza

The pizza joint every neighborhood wishes they had. Great pies - or slices - and much more. Affordable and delicious.

The Original (kinda)


Named for his mom, Patsy Grimaldi's return to Dumbo is worth the wait. Open for outdoor dining, Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am – 8:30pm, and Friday & Saturday from 11:30am– 9pm.

The Original (sorta)

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Sold by Patsy many moons ago, Grimaldi's still serves up legendary pies in a historic setting.

On the Waterfront

Ignazio's Pizza

A lovely respite across from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Lux and lovely.

Cecconi's Dumbo

Foodie and creative pies in a gorgeous space overlooking the river.

Like a local.

Love & Dough

Gourmet, wood fired pizzas and Brooklyn vibe - away from the tourist crush.

Browse Dumbo

Eat, Drink and Experience
Dumbo Listings Cecconis 2X
Where should I eat?

From cocktails with a view to OG Dumbo flair, and everything in between.


Hungarian Mapping
Get Creative: absorb some culture!

Theater. Public art. Gallery walks. Projections. Dumbo's cultural calendar is jam packed.


Bridges History
Dumbo History:

A little bit of history between the bridges.


10 Indie Shops You’ll Only Find In Dumbo



Adanne is a bookshop that celebrates African-American culture by selling books — plus apothecary, tote bags, t-shirts and accessories. Darlene opened this shop in May 2021!

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

145 Front Street

Accessories, accessories, accessories. Adorable and affordable. Sara’s been styling Dumbonians since 2013

Aegir Boardworks

Aegir Boardworks

99 Water Street

Winter sport enthusiasts and surfers alike shun big box sporting good shops. Owned by Peter since 2012.



55 Anchorage Place

Flowy Italian garments perfect for long winters riding out the pandemic. On Pearl since 2015.

Berl's Poetry Shop

Berl's Poetry Shop

Longtime Dumbonians Jarred and Farrah have operated NYC's ONLY all-poetry shop here since 2013.

Burson and Reynolds

Burson and Reynolds

Husband and Wife team Ricardo & Ashley curat home goods, table top, linens, candles, stationary, party supplies & more super cute must-have items at their shop on Jay Street.

Emerald Gem Exchange

Emerald Gem Exchange

In need of healing, in the form of crystals, jade or gemstones? Siva and his family will work with you on all your wellness needs.

Feed Shop & Cafe

FEED Shop & Cafe

Empire Stores

Great bags and accessories for a cause! This is Lauren Bush Lauren’s only shop and it’s a delight.

Front General Store

Front General Store

143 Front Street

Highly sought after vintage goods + inspired housewares. Shop to impress. Hiro started this shop in 2013.

Glam Expressway

Glam Expressway

145 Front Street

Always on trend - everything from mask chains to that perfect statement sweater to a Zoom-worthy holiday lewk. Say hi to Lindsay, who has owned and operated this Dumbo boutique since 2017.

House of Yoshe

House of Yoshé

A fashion boutique and a fashion experience, where men and women alike can express themselves through different looks and styles.



Vinyl boutique in a ‘70s basement vibes space. Records, record players and lots of great advice from Victorious, who opened his doors earlier this year.

Powerhouse Books

powerHouse Books

28 Adams Street

Dumbo’s own amazing indie bookstore keeping kids and adults reading since 2006. And yes, Susanne & Daniel may have three spots now, but their first ever was right here in the neighborhood!

Redbeard Bikes

Redbeard Bikes

69 Jay Street

Ilya and Kasia have run the most popular bike shop in Brooklyn - on Jay Street since 2012.

Thea Grant

Thea Grant

126A Front Street

From personalized lockets to antique jewels, there are stunning and unique options at every price point. Say hi to Thea and Niko, in Dumbo since 2007.

The Tagua

The Tagua

Raquel, and her parents Clara & Daniel, create jewelry, accessories, and home goods with a smaller carbon footprint - all made with Tagua, a nut from the Southern Hemisphere, in Colombia.

This is Latin America

This is Latin America

This incredible marketplace showcases the work for more than 300 artisans, primarily from Mexico.

Two Kids and a Dog

Two Kids and a Dog

Start and finish your toy shopping here! From lego sets to art supplies, baby dolls to board games, Natalia has been solving Santa’s wishlists since 2014.



163 Plymouth Street

Japanese gift shop x matcha bar x bookstore x art gallery.



This boutique clothing store founded by a Dumbo mom offers sustainable, made-to-order, modern luxury inspired by centuries of ancient African craft.