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Notorious for being one of the priciest neighborhoods in New York City—and certainly in Brooklyn—DUMBO can still afford a tourist a well-rounded and reasonably priced sightseeing experience. First off, if you're coming from Manhattan, you need not worry about public transportation, as you can walk right across that more than 100-year-old Gothic marvel, the Brooklyn Bridge. But what to do once you're in Brooklyn? I'M GLAD YOU ASKED. No trip to DUMBO would be complete without a stroll through the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can stroll along the banks of the East River, admire the lovingly restored Jane's Carousel, and perhaps even partake in the summer-specific and totally free pop-up pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park? After all these free activities and breathtaking sights, hey! You've still got twenty dollars burning a hole in your pocket. Make your way over to 68 Jay for some truly exceptional pizza for $7 (without the crazy lines at Grimaldi's) and half-pints of beer for $2. I highly recommend getting the half-pint because a) it'll make you think of Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is never a bad thing and b) pints are $5, so by getting a half-pint you save money! Make up for those savings by tipping your bartender. It's the right thing to do.
68 Jay; 68 Jay Street (duh), DUMBO