The History of DUMBO Apartments

April 3,2014 | By Hillel

DUMBO is the acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass and includes two sections in Brooklyn. One section spans from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area, and the other section is located between Brooklyn bridges and Manhattan. In the 1890s, the western portion was known as Fulton Landing. At that time, the area was mainly a manufacturing district consisting of factories and warehouses. With deindustrialization during the late 1970s, the area became gentrified and offered relatively large Brooklyn rentals and DUMBO lofts.

Today, the neighborhood is a nice mix of yuppies, professionals and artists. The area is quiet yet features an upbeat vibe. On weekends, people from Manhattan and Brooklyn come to lounge in the area’s parks, enjoy the French bread at Almondine Bakery and savor the chocolates at the Jacques Torres factory. The Brooklyn Flea Market and open galleries on the weekends also make the neighborhood popular.

The DUMBO lofts range in price and architecture. Many of the residential spaces are converted warehouses with cement floors and high ceilings. It’s a popular neighborhood for the Manhattan Wall Street population due to its easy access to Manhattan. Residents can take the A, C, E and F trains.

If you’re looking for a DUMBO loft or Brooklyn apartment in the neighborhood or want to sell one, turn to the Brooklyn real estate experts at Hillel Realty Group. The agents at Hillel Realty Group always go the extra mile for their clients. You’ll get the industry expertise and support to make the best decisions for the best deal possible. For years, Hillel Realty Group has been providing superior service and value to tenants, landlords, sellers and buyers. The realty group is recognized as the preeminent real estate company in Brooklyn and surrounding areas. Trust, integrity, industry expertise and respect are its hallmarks.

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