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Lofts, views, and water make this industrial neighborhood the place to be for artists, architects, finance people, and families looking for a small town atmosphere while having proximity to Lower Manhattan.

DUMBO is a site to see on a summer Saturday. People launch kayaks in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Children take rides on Jane's Carousel. Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory seems always busy. On Thursdays throughout the year, art galleries open to the public. There are local restaurants, record shops, bars, furniture shops, and bookstores. 

More than that, there is a strong community of residents who have pride in their neighborhood. Play dates are easy to find. So is an artist. The buildings have spacious home layouts. Prices appreciate in DUMBO because housing stock is fixed. Not many people have ever lost money investing in property. Renters like the large spaces. The F train gets you into Manhattan in one stop. 


Drink: Superfine. Play pool, eat organic burgers or local-grown vegetables, and drink an ale--this bar has become a home away for home for DUMBO residents. 

Shop: Espasso. A Brazilian furniture showroom showcasing some of the best handcrafted artisans coming from this red-hot country. 

See: Jane's Carousel. Encased in a glass box designed by world-renowned architect Jean Nouvel is a vintage carousel whose meticulous restoration was funded by Jane Walentas, wife to DUMBO developer David Walentas.

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