You read it right!! She’s not dancing with the flying elephant DUMBO, but dancing in DUMBO, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
DUMBO means Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It’s very similar to other city neighborhoods with an acronym like SoHo, Tribeca or NoHo. DUMBO takes up two sections. The first section is located between Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East river. The second section continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill district.
The DUMBO neighborhood is a model for similar waterfront developments worldwide. Joy Glidden founded the Dumbo Arts Center (DAC), and she’s the co-founded of the Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival. A claim, of “using art as a catalyst for change.”
In 2007, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Dumbo as the city’s 90th historic district. That district consist of properties bound by John Street to the north, York Street to the South, Main Street to the west, and Bridge Street to the east.
Why wouldn’t Audrey say, “Love this city more everyday!”