Where To Start

Depending on your interests and tastes, a visit to Dumbo can land you just about anywhere. We’re talking atop a carved horse on Jane’s Carousel, watching an avant-garde masterpiece at St. Ann’s Warehouse, grabbing a thin-crust slice of heaven at Grimaldi’s or Juliana’s, or picnicking on a quiet corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Place to Be

At the epicenter of the neighborhood, Empire Stores is hard to miss. Swing by to catch top-notch live music, sip a signature Negroni at Cecconi’s, and enjoy a pre- or post-shopping bite at the Time Out Market food hall or one of the many fine-dining establishments. And while you’re here, don’t miss the rooftop garden for the awe-inspiring view of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline. Wherever you find yourself, you can bet that this destination will not disappoint.

From Manufacturing Port to Urban Mecca

An acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, Dumbo received its moniker back in the 1970s from local residents and artists hoping the “uncool” nickname might help keep the historic waterfront neighborhood a secret. Well, the secret’s out—and for good reason. For years, Dumbo has had a thriving art, culture, and foodie scene. And with the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park—an 85-acre sprawl of lushly landscaped greenery, six piers, adventure playgrounds, miles of bike and walking paths, and world-class recreational spaces along the East River waterfront—and the revitalization of Empire Stores, Dumbo continues to up its cool factor and earn its place as the most must-see, must-live, must-selfie neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Like all of Brooklyn, Dumbo is ever evolving. Wander the Belgian-block streets. Follow the well-trodden paths to the docks. Stare starry-eyed at the view in every direction, day or night.
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Old Fulton St / Prospect St

Old Fulton St / Henry St

Water St / Main St

Front St / York St

Old Fulton St / Hicks St

Old Fulton St / Elizabeth Pl

Dumbo/BBP Pier 1

Clark Street Subway Station

High Street - Brooklyn Bridge Station

York Street Subway Station

Underground Thrift Store

The Shops at 145 Front St

Front General Store

Dumbo Flea

Brooklyn Industries

Baci Outlet

Usagi NY

The Osprey

The Binc

Taco Dumbo

Superfine

Seamore’s

Mulberry & Vine

Los Tacos Al Pastor

Juliana’s Pizza

Jack The Horse Tavern

Grimaldi’s

DumboLuv

Cuper

Butler

Bread & Spread

Bluestone Lane

WeWork Dumbo

The Wing

The Fit Loft

The Cliffs at Dumbo

Rhythm Ryde

Q’s Quality Fitness

Pier 2 Roller Rink

Huge Marketing Agency

Hillside Dog Park

Gleason’s Gym

Dumbo Pier 1

Crossfit Dumbo

Boxing Rodney

Abhaya Yoga

Tutt Cafe

Matchaful Cafe

Ludwig Coffee

Juice Press

Jacques Torres Chocolate

Brooklyn Roasting Company

Almondine Bakery

Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s second Brooklyn location is situated directly across from Brooklyn Bridge Park, boasting views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Grab a burger and fries and dine in the park!
1 Old Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 435-2676

Equinox

At Equinox, panoramic views and inspired design elements combine with elite programming for a health and wellness experience as elevated and cutting-edge as the neighborhood it calls home.
117 Front St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 435-2341

Atrium Dumbo

Enjoy a dining experience composed of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with a focused simplicity and elegance, a new French-inspired restaurant from former DB Bistro Moderne alum Laurent Kalkotour, Alexander LaPratt, and Leslie Affre.
15 Main St Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-1095

Getting Here

By Subway

Just a short walk to A, C, and F train accessible subway stations, Empire Stores is one stop away from Manhattan to the west and the Metrotech/Borough Hall transit hub to the east (2, 3, 4, 5, and R trains).

By Bicycle

Empire Stores offers direct access to the Brooklyn Greenway, a network of protected bicycle paths, local rental and repair shops, and a number of bike-share stations.

By Bus

The existing B25 bus stop along Water Street drops off and picks up passengers immediately in front of Empire Stores, providing a direct connection to Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and beyond.

By Ferry

DUMBO’s dedicated ferry stop affords Empire Stores a reliable and affordable transit alternative to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens destinations.

Parking

More than 1,200 off-street parking spaces are currently available or in construction within two blocks of Empire Stores.