In this blog we will combine the 2 incredible waterfront Brooklyn NY neighborhoods of Dumbo and Vinegar Hill. While each neighborhood being very distinct, they are very close and flow into one another.
Dumbo is short for Down Under The Manhattan bridge Overpass and is split into two sections, one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and another that continues east to the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. Neighborhood boundaries are Brooklyn Bridge Park to the North, The Brooklyn Bridge to the West, Brooklyn Heights to the South and Vinegar Hill to the East.
The Dumbo Historic District is bounded by John Street to the North, York Street to the South, Main Street to the West and Bridge Street to the West. The Dumbo Historic District, a historic industrial complex and National Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The Historic District consists of 95 contributing buildings including Benjamin Moore & Co (paint), Arbuckle Brothers (coffee and spice), Robert Gair (paper boxes), E.W. Bliss Machinery and Brillo (soap pads). The district includes the earliest large scale reinforced concrete factory buildings in America.
Dumbo has the highest concentration of technology firms by neighborhood.
Vinegar Hill spans from the East River Waterfront to Front Street and from The Brooklyn Navy Yard to Bridge Street.
Most of Vinegar Hill residential properties consist of Federal Style and Greek style homes. The Vinegar Hill area includes the Vinegar Hill Historic District.
Vinegar Hill isolated and unassuming as decades past has maintained an old town feel and remains quaint as though time has stopped.
What you will find in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill are spectacular waterfront views, new art galleries, independent shops, avante garde bookstores, great restaurants and the wonderful Brooklyn Bridge Park, a gorgeous waterfront green space with restaurants, bars, picnic areas, gardens and dog runs.
Subway service into Manhattan from Vinegar Hill and Dumbo consists of the F train at York Street and the A & C trains at High Street.
The NYC Ferry into Manhattan stops at Fulton Ferry in Dumbo.
There are some good schools in the Dumbo and Vinegar Hill neighborhoods and vicinity. They are:
P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School located at 37 Hicks Street, serving grades K-8.
P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams located at 209 York Street, serving grades PK,OK, 1-5.
Explore School located at 20 Jay Street. A public charter school.
Allied Achievement located at 18 Bridge Street, offering individualized attention to students.
Satelite West Middle School located at 209 York Street, serving grades 6-8.
Imagine Early Learning Center (childcare management company) located at 85 Adams Street, serving children from the age of 2 months to 5 years old.
Condominium apartments in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill are in high demand. Some examples of asking prices in Vinegar Hill are:
For a 825 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath is asking $949,000, for a 917 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $975,000, for an 830 square foot, 2 room studio with 1 bath, asking is $995,000, for a 898 square foot, 4 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.075M, for a corner 3 room apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.098M, for a 698 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.150M and for a 1,295 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.825M.
Some examples of asking prices in Dumbo are:
For a 761 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $850,000, for a 825 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $949,000, for a 780 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $965,000, for a 620 square foot, 2 room studio with one bath, asking is $999,000, for a 1,075 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom and 2 bath, asking is $1.250M, for a 980 square foot, 4 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.290M, for a 1,155 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom and 1.5 bath, asking is $1.410M, for a 864 square foot, 4 room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.460M, for a 1,295 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $1.825M, for a 1,451 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath, asking is $2.250M, for a 1,660 square foot, 6 room, 3 bedroom and 2 bath, asking is $2.735M, for a 1,670 square foot, 7 room, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, asking is $2.995M, for a 3,058 square foot, 6 room, 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath, asking is $3.2M, for an 1,871 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom and 2 bath penthouse, asking is $3.995M, for a 5 room penthouse duplex with 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths, asking is $4.850M, for a 2,637 square foot, 5 room, 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath, asking is $4.995M and for a 3,208 square foot, penthouse loft with 360 degree views, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, asking is $9.750M.
Dumbo and Vinegar Hill have some good restaurants. They are:
Vinegar Hill House located at 72 Hudson Avenue, serving New American cooking in a cozy setting.
VHH Foods located at 55 Water Street, serving café bites, coffee and family style meals.
Annie’s First Wok located at 155 York Street, serving Chinese food.
Westville Dumbo located at 81 Washington Street, serving large portions of traditional American food with fresh ingredients for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner.
Superfine located at 126 Front Street, serving Mediterranean food.
Los Papi’s located at 77 Bridge Street, serving home style Spanish Food.
Cecconi’s located at 55 Water Street, serving Pizza, Pasta and other Italian dishes.
Sugar Cane located at 55 Water Street Suite 1A, serving Cuban style food.
Sweetgreen located at 50 Washington Street, serving Salad, Salad and Salad.
The River Café located at 1 Water Street, Landmark waterfront eatery with stunning views of Manhattan, serving New American food.
The Osprey located at 60 Furman Street at the 1 Hotel, serving rotisserie dishes and other upscale American fare.
Gran Electrica located at 5 Front Street, serving fresh, light Mexican food. Nice backyard when weather permits.
Dumbo and Vinegar Hill have some good bars. They are:
68 Jay Street Bar located at 68 Jay Street, a neighborhood watering hole.
Olympia Wine Bar located at 54 Jay Street.
Vinegar Hill House located at 72 Hudson Ave. They have a good wine list.
Brooklyn Bridge Garden bar located at 12 Furman Street with great views and serving great drinks.
Al Mar located at 111 Front Street, an Italian trattoria with an extensive drink menu.
Amarachi located at 189 Bridge Street, an Afro Caribbean Bar with a top shelf Happy Hour.
The Bridges located at 66 Water Street, a neighborhood sports bar.
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