ACROSS THE BRIDGE

FIND THE BEST IN DUMBO, BROOK­LYN, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

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From white table­cloth din­ing to sit- on-the- grass lob­ster rolls, DUMBO eats span the spec­trum. De­pend­ing on what you’re looking for—and what you want to spend—you can grab a sand­wich or ex­pe­ri­ence an elab­o­rate, six- course tast­ing menu. The River Café 1 Wa­ter St., 718.522.5200 (sky­line views, el­e­gant dishes, caviar ser­vice) Ju­liana’s 19 Old Ful­ton St., 718.596.6700 (pop­u­lar coal- oven pizza) Vine­gar Hill House 72 Hud­son St., 718.522.1018 (homey, farm-to-ta­ble, cast-iron chicken)

Check out books and art, shop at the his­toric ren­o­vated ware­house that is now Em­pire Stores, or browse vin­tage house­wares and antiques. The Pow­er­house Arena 28 Adams St., 718.666.3049 (books,events) Em­pire Stores 53- 83 Wa­ter St., no phone (shop­ping in an his­toric fac­tory) Jac­ques Tor­res Choco­late 66 Wa­ter St., 718.875.1269 (truf­fles, ice cream, free sam­ples)

Noth­ing com­ple­ments a day of ex­plor­ing and shop­ping like a li­ba­tion, and in DUMBO, you can have it any way you like. While the area is not chock­ablock with bars, you’ll have no trou­ble find­ing what you seek in the area’s restau­rants or at these lo­cal wa­ter­ing holes.

Su­perfine 126 Front St., 718.243.9005 (ware­house set­ting, strong drinks)

68 Jay Street Bar 68 Jay St., 718.260.8207 (nofrills vibe, 2 pm week­day happy hours)

Olympia Wine Bar 54 Jay St., 718.624.7900 (well­priced wines, char­cu­terie and cheese plates)

DUMBO is a com­pact neigh­bor­hood, but there’s lots to do both in­doors and out. Rent a Citi Bike to take in the whole ’hood. Brook­lyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Old Ful­ton & Fur­man sts., 718.222.9939 (river­front es­planade, green space, ball fields)

Jane’s Carousel Dock St., 718.222.2502 (his­toric carved horses, lo­cated on the East River) Barge­mu­sic 1 Wa­ter St. at Ful­ton Ferry Landing, no phone, barge­mu­sic.org (float­ing con­cert hall)

Clock­wise from bot­tom: The River Café at dusk; Jane’s Carousel; the Brook­lyn Bridge; an event at The Pow­er­house Arena

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