Photos by Paul Frangipane

The internationally-popular view of an arch of the Manhattan Bridge framed between buildings on Washington and Water streets.

The shot of the Manhattan Bridge is often swarmed by tourists and professional photographers.

With DUMBO’s increased popularity, the neighborhood attracts countless couples posing for wedding shots.

Based around the Manhattan Bridge, the neighborhood comes to life below with winding cobblestone roads and low-rise buildings.

Now obsolete train tracks still show through the cobblestones.

A pop-up store takes over a triangle plaza under the bridge.

Food trucks fill an empty corner lot at Jay and Water streets.

New restaurants and trendy shops attract younger crowds to the neighborhood.

A man waxes a surfboard outside a neighborhood surf shop.

Olympia Wine Bar takes on one of DUMBO’s former namesakes.

Local artist Tom Fruin’s colorful water tower can be seen on the roof of 20 Jay St. The art installation has come to be a well-known icon for the neighborhood.

Empire Stores, now filled with various shops, art exhibits and office space is known to have been the first commercial roasted coffee production facility.

A little girl hangs onto the “DUMBO Reflector,” an interactive art installation inside Empire Stores.

Brooklyn Historical Society, DUMBO is located inside Empire Stores.

The Manhattan Bridge seen through an old warehouse arch, displaying a backdrop of a mid-construction Manhattan skyscraper.

From the roof of Empire Stores, the Manhattan Bridge can be seen stretching across the East River.

The old warehouse and DUMBO’s Clock tower building seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Clock tower penthouse sold for $15 million in 2017, making it the most expensive sold condo in Brooklyn’s history.

A wedding couple poses in front of Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

St. Ann’s Warehouse offers live theater to the neighborhood that is known for its artists.

The Thomson Meter building on Washington Street stands in the DUMBO historic district but is blocks away from the company’s original landmarked building.

Developer David Walentas is given responsibility for much of the neighborhood’s drastic changes as the founder of Two Trees.

Luxury housing rises in the once manufacturing-based neighborhood.

The Brooklyn Bridge seen at night from a popular spot in DUMBO’s stretch of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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