Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood was once New York City’s manufacturing district. De-industrialization and subsequently low rentals eventually attracted artists beginning in the 1970s to establish their art studios and galleries in converted factories and warehouses.
Today, the neighborhood is a art district in New York City and a premier destination for fine art. There are several art galleries in DUMBO especially along Front, Jay, Washington, and Plymouth Streets.
A well-known destination for art is 111 Front Street Galleries, home to several private art galleries.
DUMBO from the Manhattan Bridge by holycalamity
DUMBO is certainly not the destination for bargain hunting, which you are better off at Fifth Avenue, Fulton Street Mall, or the shopping malls in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is becoming affluent and home for many professionals with an expanding wallet.
DUMBO may not yet be in the same league as Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue as a premier shopping district but definitely home to many classy and upscale stores, often housed in converted factories and warehouses.
Upscale stores here include boutiques selling designer clothes as well as furniture, kitchenware, dining ware, antiques, and even souvenirs.
Plymouth Street in DUMBO by Jim Henderson
As a general comparison, you pay less at an upscale store in DUMBO than a similar store in Manhattan. For fashion, Blueberi at 143A Front Street offers clothes designed by emerging or upcoming young designers in New York City.
For designer labels, Zoë at 68 Washington Street offers clothes, accessories, shoes, and bags. Pomme at 81 Washington Street is devoted to children’s items including clothes and toys made in Brooklyn and European imports.
Tivoli Home at 111 Front Street Galleries offers Scandinavian designed kitchenware, dinner ware, and lighting.
DUMBO by Maurice Williams