If Alexander Kirkman were alive today, he might recognize the cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the East River, but DUMBO has changed dramatically since the days of ships and factories. Today, the neighborhood, recently named the city's 90th historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Society, boasts a bustling art scene, a wealth of foodie-famed restaurants, and enough shopping to consider taking out a second mortgage.
According to Brooklyn's L Magazine, DUMBO is the best place to spot a celebrity (corner of Front Street and Manhattan Bridge), and the best place to plan a blind date (dinner at River Café, dessert at Jacques Torres, a stroll through the new and improved Brooklyn Bridge Park).
But, the neighborhood is equally enjoyed by those not in a scene from Annie Hall. Residents spend their days perusing the talent housed in the Galapagos Art Space and St. Anne's Warehouse, picking up coffee at the DUMBO General Store to fuel the blocks-long wait at Grimaldi's, wedding-watching in the park and skimming the massive selection at Powerhouse Books. And with Brooklyn Heights right around the corner, you can schedule endless inter-area play dates.
With all its new luxuries, DUMBO retains elements of its industrial roots, giving the neighborhood an authenticity and personality entirely its own. Call it old-fashionable.
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20 June 2012
Kirkman Lofts Townhouse Featured on NY 1
11 April 2012
Kirkman Lofts Earns an Award of Excellence for Rehabilitation and Remodeling
27 September 2011
Kirkman Lofts Now 55% Sold
7 July 2011
Hints of Soap and Steel Still Remain at Kirkman Lofts
16 June, 2011
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May 6, 2011
Bringing Up Dumbo
New York Times
April 14, 2011
From DUMBO to Midtown, sleek buildings are ready for their share of the spotlight
New York Post