If you’re looking to get a Christmas tree in Dumbo, there are plenty to choose from at the courtyard next to Dish restaurant on Washington Street, by Adam Park trees. You can also get trees at Peas & Pickles (55 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Front Street).
You can also check out the Dumbo Holiday Tree Lighting. The DUMBO Improvement District is sponsoring the 8th Annual DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 12 from 6-7pm in the Pearl Street Triangle. See dumbofirepit.com for more information on the festivities and events.
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is today, December 5 from 6-9pm. From the Dumbo BID:
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is December 5 and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here on the DUMBO Decoder!
This month, we wish a happy sixth anniversary to Klompching Gallery! Stop by to check out Pierdom, a comprehensive and stunning survey of Britain’s 19th Century pleasure piers by British photographer Simon Roberts.
All First Thursday events are open to the public; most events listed below are free. Local bars and restaurants also get in on the action: AlMar gives you a Peroni with an order of meatballs; Olympia Wine Bar offers $4 beer and $5 house wine, and Superfine features $3.50 select tap beers, $3.50 well cocktails and $3 Bud/Bud Light. Check out a full list of food and drink specials from neighborhood favorites like at DUMBO.is/Community.
Plus, we invite you to join us again next week for the DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting. Festivities take place on Thursday, December 12 from 6-7pm in the Pearl Street Triangle.
On Friday (December 6, 2013), SnapTruck is going to be delivering hot, fresh zeppoles to Dumbo between 9am-11am. They will be donating 10% of sales to Food Bank for New York City. Order zeppoles by the dozen, three varieties of Spoonable caramel and fresh apple cider from Samascott Orchards.
Fiming in Dumbo Brooklyn on Thursday, December 5, 2013 is Taxi Brooklyn, a TV series to be released in 2014.
Also filming in Dumbo on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, 2013 will be Power, a TV drama series on Starz to be released in 2014. The plot, according to IMBD: “A wealthy New York night club owner catering for the city’s elite and dreaming big lives a double life as a drug kingpin.”
Architecture firm AB Architekten has designed two buildings next to eachother on Water Street in Dumbo/Vinegar Hill. Brownstoner posts a proposed 8 story hotel development at 247 Water Street with 46,000 square feet with a restaruant and lounge, and gym. This plan was disapproved by the NYC Department of Buildings.
Next door on the corner of Bridge and Water Street is another development already started that will be a 27 unit, 8 story building with 36,000 square feet, which includes a parking garage below grade that will accommodate 60 cars and ground floor retail space, according to AB Architekten. The plans were approved by the NYC Department of Buildings on November 1, 2013, but the filing states that there will be 7 parking spaces, not 60 per the AB Architekten website. Anticipated completion for this residential building is Spring 2015.
Artist’s rendering of 200 Water Street courtesy of Aufgang + Subotovsky
200 Water Street (November 2013)
On November 19, 2013, the LPC approved the alteration of the facades and rooftop construction at 200 Water Street (14-7905, Block 41, lot 13, aka 196-204 Water Street and 185 Front Street). Brooklyn Eagle reports. The 200 Water Street building is a former factory building designed by Sydney Goldstone built in 1950 and used by the steel-wool pad makers Brillo Manufacturing Co.
Developer Shelly Listokin, who is also involved in the redevelopment of 20 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, bought 200 Water Street and neighboring lots 173 and 177 Front Street in March 2012 for $30.6 million from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The plan is to create 15 apartments at 200 Water Street, designed by Aufgang + Subotovsky. Brooklyn Eagle says that for 177 Front Street, “Listokin has filed plans with the city Buildings Department to construct a 105-unit, 12-floor apartment house with commercial space on the first floor.” (More photos after the jump)
Artist’s rendering of 177 Front Street courtesy of Aufgang + Subotovsky