Come for the incredible photo ops, stay for the delightful art and indie shopportunities! We suggest a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge or a ride on the East River Ferry, then a day spent hanging out in Brooklyn Bridge Park, shopping on Front Street, drinking on Jay Street, browsing books on Main Street, and, yes, having some pizza on Old Fulton Street.
DUMBO Fun Facts!
- DUMBO stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”
- DUMBO is the birthplace of both the cardboard box and the domestic coffee shipping industry
- Walt Whitman wrote poems about DUMBO, then known as Fulton Landing
HOW TO GET 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!