Standing for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, DUMBO got it’s name in the 1970s when residents of the then manufacturing district thought a catchy name would attract developers. Home to factories, warehouses and the birthplace of the cardboard box, Dumbo wasn’t considered a bustling neighborhood until the late 1990s, thanks to the development of a strong arts community. Today, over 500 tech and creative companies with more than 10,000 employees occupy a 10 block radius. While what they create has changed over time, this area has always been home to makers, innovators, and dreamers.

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