The Archway

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge is a spectacular plaza, and one of New York City’s most unique public spaces. At 45' high, the cathedral-like Archway inspires awe. 

For decades, the Archway was used as a New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) facility for storing scrap metal. In 2007, after years of advocacy by the DUMBO Improvement District, the DOT returned The Archway to the public under the DOT Plaza Program. Now the epic space hosts performances, events, lunchtime vendors, and more.

The Archway is on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO. Here's how to get to DUMBO.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman Street

One Girl Cookies

33 Main Street

Split Level Gallery

218 Plymouth Street

Art in General

145 Plymouth Street

Batista Collections

145 Front Street

Psychic Reader

145 Front Street


126 Front Street

Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street

The DUMBO Loft

155 Water Street

The Dumbo Station

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge

Archway Lighthouse

Archway Under Manhattan Bridge