Dumbo – A gem in the heart of the city

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New York, one of the most vibrant, bustling cities in the world, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. 

When most people picture New York, they think of the bustling streets of Manhattan filled with tourist attractions and lights; or Central Park & the Empire State building. 

What many tourists miss during a whirlwind visit, is the trendy, artsy area known as Dumbo in Brooklyn. Dumbo stands for “Down Under Manhattan Brooklyn overhead”. Dumbo is truly a gem & a must-see when visiting New York. Dumbo is situated just under the Brooklyn bridge & has the most spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline & Hudson River.

There is a gorgeous waterfront park that’s ideal for everyone: families, lovers, runners, or just about anybody who wants to enjoy the breathtaking views of lower Manhattan from across the East River. You can take a picnic and a bottle of wine & relax on the lawn, while taking in the panoramic views and luxurious sunsets.

Although Dumbo has been around for many years, it’s considered a “new” area & has seen an upward trajectory in recent years. It still has an old-world charm with its cobbled streets & quaint renovated warehouses, where you can catch a Jazz band or an art exhibition in the evening. 

In terms of eateries, you are spoiled for choice. For a more casual family vibe, try out a delicious pizza at ‘Grimaldi’s’, followed by world-renowned ice-cream at the ‘Brooklyn Ice-cream factory’. For a decidedly more upmarket (and pricey) dining experience, the ‘River Café’ is a gorgeous 5-star restaurant right on the water – ideal for a romantic date with world class food & wine & breathtaking views. 

Dumbo is a magical place as is evident by the many wedding ceremonies taking place right by the water’s edge.