One of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC is DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). DUMBO has spectacular views of the city including the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge. It's a combination of old warehouses, unique boutiques, restaurants and pricey condos and lofts. Various art galleries adorn the streets of this small neighborhood.
|The Manhattan bridge with the Empire state building in the background|
|A view of the Manhattan Bridge|
|Perfect spot for picnics|
|Sit along the river and enjoy the lovely views of the city|
DUMBO is a kids friendly neighborhood. Apart from the lush green parks, there are plenty of playgrounds for children. The play areas are well equipped with swings and is a hotspot in the evenings.
Jane's Carousel created in 1922 is a spectacular addition to the neighborhood enjoyed by both kids and the adults. For $2 a ride it's a treat not to be missed.
In September the famous Dumbo Art's Festival features work of over 500 artists. This was my first year visiting the festival and I absolutely loved it. I was specially intrigued by the projects sponsored by the Children's Museum of Art. The projects were vibrant, creative and so much fun. Here are a few pictures I took. It was a day well spent admiring some talented artistis.
|Youngs minds at work!|
|Siddharth posing at one of the warehouses|
|One of the artistic creations near the river|
|Admiring the view|
In Brooklyn, there is no lack of good food options. There is always great pizza everywhere. Grimaldi's is a must eat pizza place if you can patiently endure the super long lines. Once inside, the pizza is a sure winner. It's spectacular!! Read my yelp review here.
|Outside Grimaldi's Pizza|
|Long lines at Grimaldi's Pizza|
|Gran Electrica - DUMBO's new Tequira|
|Grand Electrica's cute wall paper|
|Poblano Chile Tacos|
|One Girl Cookies|
|Assortment of cookies and cakes|
Some other fun places to eat are:
AlMar - cash only
Bubby's - cash only
|River cafe restaurant|
|From the Brooklyn bridge|