WATERFRONT LIVING + BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK + FOODIE HEAVEN + FROLICKING KIDS + FROLICKING DOGS + FROLICKING CREATIVES + FERRIES + BIKES + COBBLESTONES = ALL THE REASONS YOU WANT TO BE IN BROOKLYN.

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YOUR GUIDE TO LIVING IN DUMBO

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DUMBO: BROOKLYN AT ITS FINEST

Epic waterfront parks. Indie Shopping. Only-in-Dumbo experiences. Giant projections. The list goes on.
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LIVE IN DUMBO? YOU’RE A #DUMBOVIP!

Check out our exclusive deals for those who call DUMBO home–either by day or by night.
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GET CREATIVE: ABSORB SOME CULTURE!

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

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SO. MANY. AWESOME. EVENTS!

Concerts in the Archway, movies in the Park, comedy shows, book signings and more.
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GET OUTSIDE!

Parks! Playgrounds! Kayaking! Beaches! Green fields! Archways!
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ADAMS STREET PUBLIC LIBRARY

DUMBO’S VERY OWN BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCH OPENED IN 2021 – WITH Reading rooms for children, teens, & adults; WiFi, laptop lending & work stationS; AND A full browsing collection with more than 10,000 books, holds pickup service, and more!

Neighborhood traditions

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DUMBO DROP

Brooklyn’s most iconic block party with an only-in-Dumbo twist: thousands of toy elephants parachuting onto Washington Street.
There’s live music, a Taste of Dumbo. Art making, Beer Gardens, a Bedazzling Extravaganza, Photo ops, a Kids Zone — and lots of chances to win mega neighborhood prizes!
All for a good cause: raising significant funding for the neighborhood’s public schools, PS307 and The Dock Street School.
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JANE’S CAROUSEL DAY

Free rides + face painting fun for all ages at this neighborhood gem.
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DUMBO FAMILY GAMES

Fun and Games for Dumbo residents on Washington Street! Enjoy legoes, crafts, bubbles and more – in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Parents.
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TECH CLEANSE

Since 2014, we’ve teamed up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to host A TECH CLEANSE, and help Dumbonians responsibly recycle their electronics.
HELD ANNUALLY IN SEPTEMBER
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DUMBOWEEN

Dumboween brings hundreds of costumed Dumbonians out for our Annual March to the Arch through Brooklyn Bridge Park, followed by an Archway Party. Brass bands, puppets crafts with Creatively WILD Art Studio, and a photobooth make for a great party. Plus, 50+ Dumbo businesses hand out candy for trick-or-treat!
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TREE LIGHTING

On the First Thursday of December, we gather to ignite some holiday cheer. Calypso carols, Christmas covers, performances by Dumbo’s middle and elementary school students, sweet treats from neighborhood restaurants, fun from the Adams Street Library and Brooklyn Bridge Parents. And of course, Santa in a photobooth!

HELD ANNUALLY ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF DECEMBER

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SANTA’S MAILBOX

Santa’s Mailbox is our direct line to the North Pole + a chance to be gifted an early present of $100 Dumbo Dollars to make those wishes come true.

FIND THE MAILBOX @ THE TREE ALL DECEMBER

NEIGHBORHOOD ESSENTIALS

Fit Club NY
New York’s leading 5-star physical therapy and sports performance clinic dedicated to helping you achieve peak performance.
257 Water Street
Ritual Moves
Ritual Moves believes that movement is a tool for physical and emotional connection. They offer modern reformer and mat classes, private reformer training, and conduct wellness and community events.
32 Pearl St
XII Rounds of Fitness Studio
Daryl Gregory owns XII Rounds of Fitness Studio and provides personal 1:1 training, small group sessions, and online classes!
The Shops at 145 Front Street
Gleason’s Gym
DUMBO's world famous boxing gym is one of the most unique places in all of Dumbo – and possibly all of New York. Founded in 1937, Gleason's Gym moved to Dumbo in 1985!
130 Water Street
Solidcore
High-intensity, low-impact full-body workouts on a pilates-inspired reformer
117 Adams Street Brooklyn NY 11201
Padel Haus
24,000 Square feet of Padel Tennis courts, with their signature juice bar too!
257 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Equinox
Panoramic views + elite programming provide an elevated health and wellness experience.
117 Front Street
Life Time
Athletic Country Club with incredible amenities: a pool, spa, basketball court, Kids Academy & more.
168 Front Street
Warriors Nation MMA
A mixed martial arts gym.
166 Water Street
Abhaya Yoga
Tara Glazier has guided students with her Abhaya Method since 2010.
55 Prospect St #105
ONEYOGAHOUSE
Anna Haddad offers dynamic vinyasa flow experiences inspired by the Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Katonah lineages.
90 Furman St
F45 
Personal training attention in a group fitness setting.
55 Prospect St
Zarhcos Pilates
Jose offers private & duet classes focusing on Joseph Hubertus Pilates System + Romana’s Pilates Contemporary approach.
53 Bridge Street, Unit #305
Tai Chi Dumbo
68 Jay St, Unit 504A
Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
Fencing classes for students of all ages and skill levels, instilling self-confidence, sportsmanship, ambition, and analytical thinking through positive motivation.
68 Jay Street #508
Fit Club NY
New York’s leading 5-star physical therapy and sports performance clinic dedicated to helping you achieve peak performance.
257 Water Street
Scalp By Gina
Gina gives scalp by installing realistic wigs and providing fun and creative hairstyles.
By Appt. Only
The Luxuree Experience LLC
Sharice provides stunning eyelash extensions, ranging from super dramatic to nice and natural!
By Appt. Only
It Girl Beauty LLC
Kali is a licensed cosmetologist who provides makeup sessions and also does wig installations!
By Appt. Only
Blink in Mink
Kai is a licensed lash connoisseur that provides lash extensions, microblading, and her own lash training at her studio!
145 Front Street
Beautique Concierge
Beautique is a one‑of‑a‑kind aesthetics and wellness brand that offers in‑home services and treatments from the comfort of your own space.
164 Water St
Mind Matters NFBC
Dr. Adriana Steffens provides neurofeedback training that is scientifically supported to help reduce the severity and frequency of commonly experienced negative symptoms.
18 Bridge St Suite 4H
The Candy Shop
A talented team of nail artists will help you create the nails of your dreams!
By Appt. Only
Ritual Moves
Ritual Moves believes that movement is a tool for physical and emotional connection. They offer modern reformer and mat classes, private reformer training, and conduct wellness and community events.
32 Pearl St
Browstress
Browstress is a cosmetic tattoo studio specializing in microblading, freckles tattooing, brow & lash lamination, scar camouflage, and more.
68 JAY ST. SUITE 1001
Flora Nails & Spa 
Dumbo's original nail salon
57 Front Street
Pyramid Ink
Peeko has been offering custom tattoos in his cozy studio since 2022.
145 Front Street
Nervana NeuroSpa
Neurologist Dr. Audrey Halpern combines neurological and wellness spa treatments.
68 Washington Street
Greenstone Spa
Cristina has been helping Dumbo relax since 2012.
133 Water Street
Earth Hair Salon 
An organic and eco-friendly hair salon, in Dumbo since 2019.
247 Water St #204
Renata Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Renata is facial cosmetic surgeon with over a decade of experience.
58 Prospect St
City Chemist 
Find top of the line beauty products along with balloons, toys for the kiddos and your usual stock of OTC needs.
104 Jay Street
Plaza M Spa
A chic and relaxing destination for all your pampering needs.
230 Vesey Street
Vibrant Life Chiropractic Care
Dr. Dan offers a hands-on approach to chiropractic care.
32 Bridge Street, Suite 103
Salon Dumbo
David has run this salon on Washington for over a decade. He specializes in color, cuts and styling!
43 Washington St
Dumbo Wellness 
Licensed Massage Therapist Siobhan Towey believes understands treatments are the key to wellness.
53 Bridge St Suite 304
Barber on Pearl
An old school biz with friendly faces, candy for the kiddos + a shot of whiskey for the adults.
57a Pearl St
Soul of Lotus
Acupuncture, massage, cupping & more. Bonus: Yulia takes insurance for some treatments!
68 Jay St Studio 504A
Base NYC Tattoo Studio
A diverse group of artists dedicated to providing high quality tattoos
247 Water Street
The Modern Chemist
Stop here for lovely gifts and top of the line beauty & self care items. Carlos opened TMC in 2016.
62 Water Street
Wonder Beach
Tanning Studio & Sunless Tanning
117 Adam St, Suite 201
Century Paint and Hardware
Ben has been serving Dumbo's paint, hardware and lumber needs for over two decades.
47 Pearl Street
Spear Physical Therapy Dumbo
Physical therapy in the heart of Dumbo
81 Washington Street
taste56
Hospitality-forward wine retail & tasting room experience, designed for you to drink only the wines you love.
53 Water Street
Leaf Medical
High quality preventative, pediatric, women's health, and internal medicine care in Dumbo since 2014.
18 Adams Street
Golden Bridge Cleaners
From wash-and-fold to custom tailoring.
149 Front Street
DUMBO CSA
Community Supported Agriculture brings the farm to your Dumbo table.
By Appointment
Bitesize
Specialized dental services for children and adolescents.
67 Front Street
Leaf Dental
State-of-the-art preventative dental, cosmetic, and Invisalign services in Dumbo since 2014.
18 Adams Street
Vinegar Hill Vet
A full-service veterinary clinic, serving Dumbo since 2012.
57 Front Street, Unit 101
Pet Promise
A full service grooming spa and pet salon.
140 Plymouth Street
Dumbo Smiles
Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez want to provide patients with the smile they always desired.
110 York St
York Cellars
Therese curates uncommon wine & spirits, focusing on organic and low-intervention wines from small- to mid-size producers.
102 Jay St
City Chemist 
Find top of the line beauty products along with balloons, toys for the kiddos and your usual stock of OTC needs.
104 Jay Street
Tribeca Pediatrics
Quality pediatric care, online scheduling, and accept most insurance & medicaid!
141 Plymouth Street
Bridgestone Cleaners
Bridgestone’s eco-friendly cleaners provide professional dry cleaning services you can trust.
109 Front Street
Dumbo Hardware
Dumbo's own hardware store!
115 Front Street
Eyedrop Optique
Full-service vision care practice offering eye exams and stylish glasses.
84 Front Street
The Modern Chemist
Stop here for lovely gifts and top of the line beauty & self care items. Carlos opened TMC in 2016.
62 Water Street
Dumbo Market
A little of everything. Don't sleep on this grocery store's hot buffet and prepared meals.
66 Front Street
Peas and Pickles
55 Washington Street
Plum
Handcrafted, functional beauty for the home-made from clay, glass, metal, wood and fiber.
53 Bridge Street
Reform Showroom DUMBO
A modern perspective on kitchens, in Dumbo since 2022.
39 Main St
Brooklyn Space Co
Stunning, modern statement pieces crafted for comfort and longevity.
68 Jay St, Suite 605
West Elm DUMBO
West Elm was founded in Dumbo in 2002, and their world headquarters and flagship store are right here in Empire Stores.
2 Main St
Vinegar Hill Studios
Design, fabrication + Installation services for retail, businesses & props/sets.
By appt
Natural Selection
Natural Selection is a curated hand crafted home goods, lifestyle, and fashion boutique. Honoring master artisans of ancient technique.
48 Pearl Street
VISO PROJECT
Francesco and David design, manufacture, and curate distinct objects and textiles crafted by expert artisans around the world.
46 Pearl Street
JAM Shop
Internationally-sourced vintage furniture, lighting, decor, art, & selected antiques.
20 Jay Street #436
Draw Bridge Design
Tasha Nicholson creates handmade cards, custom event signage, and personalized gifts.
247 Water Street
HiLo Brooklyn
Laura create one-of-a-kind, sustainably re-worked vintage furniture pieces.
By appointment
Mark Jupiter Showroom
Long-time Dumbonian Mark Jupiter has been hand-crafting, reclaimed wood home furnishings here on Plymouth Street since 2012.
91 Plymouth Street
This Is Latin America
An incredible marketplace featuring Latin American creators & artisans.
70 John Street
The Shade Store
This showroom features fully interactive product displays, free swatches and a team of design experts ready to assist you.
73 Front Street
HUDSON WILDER
Find tabletop staples for everyday rituals at this sibling-owned café/shop.
142 Plymouth Street
FRONT GENERAL STORE
Highly sought after vintage goods and inspired housewares. Shop to impress. Hiro started this shop in 2013.
143 Front Street
M COLLECTION Home
Lean in locally to making that apartment comfy and stylish, and let M Collection Home help you create the space of your dreams.
79 Front Street
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CHABAD OF DUMBO

Through innovative educational programming, interactive art installations, and a dedication to tradition, Chabad of Dumbo is rejuvenating and reinvigorating Jewish life in downtown Brooklyn. Their aim is to introduce the beauty, meaning, and spiritual vitality that is inherent to Judaism – but has been lost in the shift of Jewry to North America. This will be accomplished through several different mediums which can be categorized into three broad focuses; Children’s Programming, Adult Education, and Art.

CLASSES + ACTIVITIES

Fit Club NY
New York’s leading 5-star physical therapy and sports performance clinic dedicated to helping you achieve peak performance.
257 Water Street
The Brooklyn Studio Kitchen
A luxe private space with a fully equipped kitchen ready to host your events, dinners and more.
18 Bridge St, Suite 4I
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Playground
Chanel your love of the waterfront at this ship‑shaped playground.
Main Street
Girls on the Run
Inspiring girls to be healthy, confident, and joyful through a fun running‑based program.
77 Sands St
STOKED Mentoring Inc.
STOKED collaborates with schools, community organizations, and a network of dedicated mentors to bridge the opportunity gap for low‑income youth and prepare them for a vibrant, fulfilled life after high school.
68 Jay St #407
Adams Street Library
The first new BPL location in 40 years, with a reading room for kids, a laptop lending programs, 10k books, a fully equipped Teen Tech Center and views for days.
9 Adams Street
Carnaby Clubs
Carnaby Clubs is a connective safe haven for modern families. Their club space is utilized as a kids' fitness studio, indoor playground, and they provide different programs and enrichment classes!
247 Water Street, Unit 101
SOLEcial Studies CommUNITY Academy
The SOLEcial Studies CommUNITY Academy(SSCA) is an education program which offers classes to people who are eager to work within the sneaker industry, and not just the design space.
155 Water Street
Gleason’s Gym
DUMBO's world famous boxing gym is one of the most unique places in all of Dumbo – and possibly all of New York. Founded in 1937, Gleason's Gym moved to Dumbo in 1985!
130 Water Street
Jane’s Carousel
This gem of a carousel, loving restored by Jane Walentas, is a Dumbo must.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Sewing Academy
Learn to sew from a community of industry pros.
145 Front St, Suite H1
Dumbo Workshop
Learn about power tools and flex your creative muscles in one-on-one woodworking classes for kids and adults
81 Pearl Street
NY Kids Club
Music, Dance, Gymnastics and STEM classes for kiddos ages 3 months to six years!
30 Pearl Street
Speakitaly
Learn to speak Italian, cook Italian and craft Italian. For kiddos & adults of all levels.
110 York Street
Koko Music Dumbo
Early childhood music classes + piano / guitar private/semi-private lessons for all levels and ages!
18 Bridge Street, #3G
The Little Gym
Dance, gymnastics and play for ages 4 months through 12 years. Come for a class, a camp or a birthday party!
75 Front Street
GIRL BE HEARD
Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn Bridge Park C.E.E.C
Learn about the ecology, history, and sustainable design of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Families can stop by for free drop-in hours, or can sign up for special classes offered at the Center.
99 Plymouth Street
Absolute Piano
Buy a piano, or take a private lesson at this piano-filled store on Plymouth Street.
140 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
Fencing classes for students of all ages and skill levels, instilling self-confidence, sportsmanship, ambition, and analytical thinking through positive motivation.
68 Jay Street #508
Pigeonholed Theater
Embrace your inner clown, get comfortable on your feet, and practice public speaking at these great theater classes for kids.
247 Water Street, Suite 202
Area 53
Play laser tag in an old school Dumbo loft! Plus games, a bar and lounge and more.
53 Bridge Street
Beat the Bomb
Friendly competition with a side of paint! A unique take on Escape Rooms, plus single player games, a bar and more.
255 Water Street
Loop of the Loom
Japanese Zen weaving dojo
197 Plymouth Street
Creatively Wild
Dumbo's original art studio has been teaching 3 year olds to 100 year olds how to paint, draw, collage, animate, create videos and more since 2009.
98 Water Street
Aegir Boardworks
Dumbo's own surf and skate shop since 2012, with a great selection of surfboards, skateboards and a talented team of skaters teaching classes & camps for kiddos.
99 Water Street

HOW TO GIVE BACK!

Dumbo is home to dozens of incredible, impactful nonprofits. They support artists, immigrants, food security, the environment and so much more. Consider donating to the organizations that make DUMBO the neighborhood we love.

PHOTOVILLE
Photoville amplifies visual storytellers through its free photo festival and year‑round activation of public spaces and educational community programming.
20 Jay Street #207
Girls on the Run
Inspiring girls to be healthy, confident, and joyful through a fun running‑based program.
77 Sands St
Vinegar Hill Food Pantry
Created in 2020 by the community for the community! VHFP helps feed our neighbors.
199 York St
STOKED Mentoring Inc.
STOKED collaborates with schools, community organizations, and a network of dedicated mentors to bridge the opportunity gap for low‑income youth and prepare them for a vibrant, fulfilled life after high school.
68 Jay St #407
Brooklyn Arts Council
For over 50 years, Brooklyn Arts Council has supported Brooklyn's artists and helped create one of the most eclectic and innovative cities in the world.
20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Adams Street Library
The first new BPL location in 40 years, with a reading room for kids, a laptop lending programs, 10k books, a fully equipped Teen Tech Center and views for days.
9 Adams Street
The Brave House
A one-stop shop and a sisterhood for young immigrant women in New York City.
Dock Street School
Dumbo's STEAM middle school!
19 Dock Street
PS307
Dumbo's STEAM elementary school!
209 York Street
St. Ann’s Warehouse 
An artistic home for international companies of distinction, American avant-garde masters and talented emerging artists sicne 1979.
45 Water Street
A.I.R. GALLERY
Supporting an open exchange of ideas and risk‑taking by women artists-since 1972.
155 Plymouth Street
Triangle Arts Association
TAA provides life‑changing working environment for artists through studio based opportunities to create new work.
20 Jay Street
Smack Mellon
Founded in Dumbo in 1995, with a mission to support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists.
92 Plymouth Street
Artadia
A non-profit grantmaker and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons.
45 Main Street Suite 515
GIRL BE HEARD
Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn Bridge Park C.E.E.C
Learn about the ecology, history, and sustainable design of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Families can stop by for free drop-in hours, or can sign up for special classes offered at the Center.
99 Plymouth Street