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Line to get into Grimaldi's, a famous pizzeria in Dumbo, Brooklyn

A Waterfront Neighborhood of Warehouses Transformed into a Luxury Address

What was once a forgotten cluster of old warehouses has risen as a status neighborhood with sprawling lofts and offices full of tech start-ups. The opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park only raised the area's cache and draws in visitors looking for green space and Manhattan views.

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At a Glance

  • Photo op: Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a classic experience, but for mid-span pics of the skyline and the city's most famous bridge, consider the Manhattan Bridge instead.
  • Hot address: The penthouse behind the four 14-foot glass clocks atop One Main Street is a contender for Brooklyn's most expensive apartment.
  • Pizza wars: The original Grimaldi's location (19 Old Fulton Street) is now Juliana's Pizza, run by Grimaldi's original owner and home to the original coal-fired oven.

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About Dumbo

The area Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, known as DUMBO, has undergone a radical transformation since its days as a shipping port. Artists once occupied this Brooklyn neighborhood's 19th-century warehouses. But stunning views of the New York City skyline, proximity to Manhattan and "old New York" atmosphere eventually attracted developers, wealthy New Yorkers and hip technology companies. The opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park — a gorgeous waterfront green space that connects DUMBO to Read More [+]

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New York’s Best Parks

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