In the Neighborhood: DUMBO
5 Front St
Authentic, innovative Mexican food. No chimichangas.
(One Girl’s tip: On warm days, ask to be seated in the lovely garden.)
19 Old Fulton St
There may be a line for the place next door, but don't let it fool you. Pizza at Juliana's is stellar.
(One Girl’s tip: Keep it simple... margherita.)
72 Husdon Ave
Tucked away in a little cranny at the end of Water St, the menu is inspired.
(One Girl’s tip: Have dessert. So. Worth. It.)
70 Hudson Ave
The sister to Vinegar Hill House... equally as charming, just younger and more petite. An ideal place for an idyllic, simple lunch or to sip some wine while waiting for a table next door.
(One Girl’s tip: The egg salad sandwich with trout is scrumptious.)
141 Front St
Does the phrase "kid in a candy store" mean anything to you? Enough said. This place puts Willy Wonka to shame.
(One Girl’s tip: Host your kid's birthday party here. You'll be considered the coolest parents in town.)
37 Main St
This well-respected book mecca doubles as a gallery so you can get your fix of art and literature at the same time.
(One Girl’s tip: Sign up for their mailing list so you'll be the first to know about their impressive roster of guest authors.)
68 Jay St
Hands down, one of the most unique shops on Earth. Tons of ephemera including vintage bar stools, great smelling shaving products and other singular products. You'll want to touch every item in the shop.
(One Girl’s tip: This is a great shop to find a gift for that hard-to-buy-for dude in your life.)
41 Washington St
For the miniature person crowd, this shop has it all: games, toys, gear and duds.
(One Girl’s tip: They carry a wide assortment of NYC/Brooklyn-themed items... perfect souvenirs for the kids you left at home with the in-laws.
45 Washington St
This stationary and gift shop is just... happy! They carry a great assortment of brightly colored, patterned papers and cards as well as gifts for the home.
(One Girl’s tip: Ask about their custom line.)
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Dock St
Where else can you take a spin on a restored carousel from 1922? Especially one that survived the wrath of Hurricane Sandy?
(One Girl’s tip: Nobody is too old to ride! Be sure to choose a horse that moves up and down.)
111 Front St
The whole second floor is devoted entirely to a dozen different art galleries!
(One Girl’s tip: These galleries are the hub for DUMBO's monthly First Thursdays Gallery Walk when galleries stay open late for art openings and other special events.)
29 Jay St
The folks here bring only the most innovative and interesting theatre under their roof. It is the place to go if you are wanting to feel particularly cultured.