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The word "DUMBO" actually comes from an acronym that stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass."
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Located between the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge, the spacious buildings and cobblestone streets that make up the once industrial DUMBO neighborhood now attract artists and families alike.

Why DUMBO? Besides its proximity to Manhattan (it's just one subway stop away), the neighborhood offers stylish shops and restaurants, several art galleries, and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

DUMBO's Empire-Fulton Ferry Park is a waterfront green space perfect for picnicking and people watching. The park is especially popular during the summer, when DUMBO hosts "Movies with a View," a free outdoor movie series that brings thousands of people to the area.

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