The Manhattan Bridge is an architectural marvel, a symbol of the reach of the city and
the gateway to Brooklyn for the residents of One Manhattan Square’s Lower East Side
condos from Extell Development. Just across the bridge, literally framed by its expanse,
is DUMBO, a truly destination-worthy neighborhood and an international hub for culture
and the arts.
It was once an industrial area, but now the old factory buildings house theater
companies like St. Ann’s Warehouse, internet startups, fashion boutiques, artist studios,
and some of the most cutting-edge galleries in Brooklyn. Smack Mellon, a renowned
artist residency program, also features one of the neighborhood's most sweeping gallery
spaces, where resident artists and international up-and-comers show their work.
Currently on view is You’d Think By Now, a group show featuring the work of acclaimed
artists like Aristilde Kirby and Bang Geul Han, which Artsy calls an exploration of
“spectacular installations and abstractions…that redress colonial violence and history.”
A.I.R. Gallery is a feminist art collective/art gallery founded in SoHo in 1972. Now
located on Plymouth Street in DUMBO, it’s a place TimeOut ranks as one of the best
galleries in Brooklyn. The work of exciting artists like Chloe Abbadessa and Hend Al-
Mansour is currently showcased in the Structures of Feeling exhibit, curated by Rosario
Güiraldes and running through the end of July.
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, the only bookshop in the city dedicated solely to poetry,
has become a national treasure that welcomes poets from all over the country to read
from their new books. It’s where Brooklyn goes to get its poetic fix and meet the who’s
who of the poetry world.
On a cobblestoned street not far from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the now-famous Jane's
Carousel, you’ll find the little French bakery Almondine, where some of the most
authentic French pastries in the city are baked on the premises. Directly across the
street is Jacques Torres, a world-famous chocolate lovers’ paradise perfect for finding a
gift or simply enjoying a bonbon while you window shop.
One shop you won’t want to miss is Front General Store, the kind of place where
browsing always reaps treasures from its line of Navajo and vintage jewelry and
understated clothing and home goods. With all this convenience and bounty, residents
of One Manhattan Square may start thinking of DUMBO as an extension of the
unparalleled cultural landscape of the Lower East Side–just across the water, over the
beautiful bridge, and oh-so-close. Contact our team to learn more about all the elegant
aspects of the One Manhattan Square lifestyle.