some ideas…

Eat & Drink

grab a slice of pizza at Grimaldi’s or (the original Grimaldi’s) Juliana’s

try the iconic NYC burger at Shake Shack

indulge in some chocolate treats at world famous Jacques Torres Chocolate

grab coffee at a local Brooklyn Roasters

relax in a waterside park with the best view in NYC at Brooklyn Bridge Park. stay after the sun sets for an entirely different, and equally amazing, view.

remember the spot where John Roebling’s foot was injured from the tour? Fulton Ferry is a now a great photo spot & relaxing place to hang beside an epic view.

browse dozens of shops built into a cool revitalized warehouse at Empire Stores.

check out some artsy design or photography books at Powerhouse Arena

grab some cool Brooklyn clothes at Williamsburg designers store Brooklyn Industries.


ride an outdoor carousel that looks out at the Manhattan Skyline at Jane’s Carousel.

snap a photo at Front and Water Streets where the Chrysler Building is perfectly centered in the tower of the Manhattan bridge in the background.

stroll through Dumbo and view it’s amazing collection of commissioned public art.

check out the schedule at Brooklyn Bridge Park. events like movies on the lawn, book readings and 5k’s are a regular thing here.

join a volleyball game at epic waterside courts.

browse dozens of art galleries.

a beach in the middle of New York City? yes there is.

get tickets to a show at historical St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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find more:

New York City changes constantly. These sites have their fingers on the pulse of the city and can point you in the right direction based on your interests or introduce you to unique NYC experiences you never would have thought of:

news and events specific to DUMBO

Time Out New York
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New York Times Event Guide
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Zagat Restaurant Lists

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Loving New York
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How to Get to the Brooklyn Bridge Walkway:

From Manhattan:

Entrance is at Park Row and Centre Street, across from City Hall Park. Once you get in the general area, it’s pretty easy to figure out where to go. Head towards the bridge and follow the crowd. (Our tour starts from this side so you can end up in Dumbo afterwards).

From Brooklyn:

It’s a little tricker from Brooklyn. Best entrance is at Cadman Plaza East, at the intersection of Prospect & Washington Streets. The staircase is directly under the bridge.



Other Stuff…


Books …

These are a few of the books we used in our research and HIGHLY recommend if you want to know more about the neighborhood:




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