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7.4 out of 10

Jay St, Downtown Brooklyn

Ranked 4th best street in Downtown Brooklyn
40.69872940272 -73.9869443306823
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Industrial goes Condo"

I realize it's just me - as everyone else seems to be a big fan of this neighborhood - but I have never spent a day in DUMBO without wishing I was somewhere else. Perhaps I just haven't been introduced to the right spots to hang Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. After going on a few dates at merely average restaurants in this neighborhood, I haven't been back much. From what I have seen, however, there seems to be plenty of expensive real estate and gyms in the area, and it is very quiet here at night. Almost too quiet.

In my opinion DUMBO is seriously lacking in Brooklyn personality. What used to be a neighborhood full of warehouses has been converted into rows upon rows of shining new condominiums. This, of course, is not the most uncommon transformation to occur in a New York neighborhood - but it's still a little bit depressing.

Overall, a visit to DUMBO is a pretty average experience. The restaurants are average, the shopping is minimal, and I'd honestly rather spend a night on the down in Boreum or Cobble Hill. Or even in Williamsburg.
  • Converted warehouse apartments
  • Overpriced
  • Hills and strangely steep sidewalks
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Great place for a quite night out, amazing view of the city"

The neighborhood with the worst moniker in all of New York City is actually a great place to visit. The Promenade overlooking the Manhattan skyline is nearby and there are a good amount of restaurants and cafes in the area. It does seem a little deserted late at night - it's not exactly a bustling neighborhood when it comes to nightlife but it does serve as a great place for a romantic stroll or a first date.

I would love to live in the area, but I believe it's a bit pricey to get an apartment here so I'll just have to take my dreams elsewhere. Anyway, this neighborhood should be cherished because there are so few places in this city where you can go out and not suffocate in the crowds. This is one of those places.
  • cool neighborhood vibe
  • adorable restaurants/cafes
  • Overpriced
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Jay ST – Dumbo"

Jay St is a street in Dumbo. It runs under the Manhattan Bridge and ends at the East River. Here, one can enjoy a great view of Manhattan. Walking along this cobblestone street is a great experience. You can still see the old factories and lofts of Vinegar Hill, which are nowadays transformed in apartments and galleries for artists. There are partially covered tracks on the street. This is the remaining of the Jay Street Connecting Railroad: A small railroad operated in Dumbo.

Unranked Streets in Downtown Brooklyn

Adams St

"Nice Neighborhood along the bridge"
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Ashland Pl

"Nondescript brick apartment buildings, heavy traffic, Empire State Building views, lacks character"
40.6907782520769 -73.9787715007993

Evans St

"Quiet little side street just minutes from the waterfront."
40.7030554554918 -73.9804933733754
"Lots to do, but don't get run over! "
40.6948732822578 -73.9839196972187

Fleet Pl

"Not Too Interesting"
40.6922088286465 -73.9817834913204

Gold St

"Well, there is parking close by."
40.6993852433656 -73.9829638387862

High St

"On High Street"
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Hudson Ave

"Great Views in Downtown"
40.7012805827232 -73.9807394358125

I-- 278

"Not too friendly, but quiet"
40.6997282299905 -73.9846040942782

John St

"Runs along the waterfront."
40.704343464296 -73.9849463101628

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