DUMBO, which stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” boasts a popular waterfront park with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge. For a detailed guide on all that DUMBO has to offer, here’s what to do after you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Below are some other not-to-miss gems found in the neighborhood.

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For those famous Manhattan skyline views, head straight to the waterfront. The newly developed Brooklyn Bridge Park offers green space with spectacular views. The park is still under construction, but it’s already a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s amenities include a boathouse, Jane’s Carousel, athletic fields, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and dog runs.

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There are tons of great places to eat in Brooklyn, but then there are the places to eat in Brooklyn. The classic, tried-and-true restaurants that aren’t just dining establishments — they are Brooklyn icons. Here are five of those classic, unmistakably Brooklyn spots, serving up excellent steak, cheesecake, pizza, hotdogs… and of course, Brooklyn attitude.

 peter-luger-steakhouse-porterhouse-new-york-5300602Peter Luger porterhouse with sides | Nick Solares via Eater.com

Peter Luger (Williamsburg)
Peter Luger has been around Williamsburg since 1887 — a mere four years after the Brooklyn Bridge opened. Year after year, this restaurant has been named one of the best steakhouses in New York City. Peter Luger even has its own on-site dry-aging facilities, to ensure their steaks are exceptional even before they’re butchered. (For an excellent article on Peter Luger’s process, check out this article on Eater.com.) As you’d guess, this meal is going to be expensive — expect to spend at least $100 per person (cash only!) for a full steak dinner with all the fixings. The place is always booming, so a reservation is highly recommended, and usually reservations have to be made weeks in advance.  (more…)