NYTimes: So Much to See in NYC But Make a Stop in Dumbo

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NY Times featured Dumbo in their Living In section last October. In today’s travel section, 36 Hours in New York, NY Times recommends stopping by Dumbo to check out PowerHouse Arena, for their art shows, galleries, and books. Also go to the river front to enjoy one of the best views of Manhattan:


That’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, where you’ll find the Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street, 718-666-3049; www.powerhousearena.com), a multipurpose gallery, boutique and all-around hangout. But it’s best known as a publisher of arguably subversive art books. For urban culture, flip through “Slide Show: The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt” and “Disco Years,” with photographs by the infamous Ron Galella. You’ll most likely discover other titles and zines you’ve never seen before. Afterward, walk to the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park at the water’s edge. Put your camera down and enjoy the postcard-perfect view: the Lower Manhattan skyline framed between the arches of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. O.K., maybe the view is worth at least one picture.

{36 Hours in New York, 10Jun2007, NYTimes}

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