Miami Ad School's New York location is in DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Dumbo has two sections; one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, and another section which continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. Brooklyn has become the hippest area of New York City for artists, writers, filmmakers and all other varieties of creatives, particularly digital creatives making it a perfect location for Miami Ad School. Dumbo is a haven for many of New York’s cutting edge digital agencies, such as Big Spaceship, Huge, Domani and Carrot Creative. The area has become a high-tech incubator for the digitally inclined.
You can walk your dog through the area’s cobblestone streets while browsing through boutique windows. Next to the school, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is a playground for kids, puppies and adults. Considered the most beautiful in New York, it’s the only place where you have touching access to the East River and you can even skip stones across the water. At sunset, it’s perhaps the favorite place for photographers to capture the lights of the skyline. Grimaldi’s alone is reason enough to come to Dumbo. The lines stretch around the block for the pizza. But there’s also charming brunch locales like River Cafe, a perfect place to entertain parents on the river’s edge.
There is a lot to do in this one neighborhood of Brooklyn. Catch a performance at St. Ann’s Warehouse performance space, a not-for-profit institution. The annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture, is also held in DUMBO. Fulton Landing is home to Bargemusic, a floating venue for classical music. You may even stumble upon a boxing ring and lights set up under the Brooklyn Bridge for DUMBO Fight Night or possibly a marching band. You never know what you will see and you still have the rest of Brooklyn to explore. Not to mention, with the water taxi to the Financial District and the F train a couple blocks away, Manhattan is also at your fingertips.