We have some news for you, readers: Dumbo NYC has a new publisher. Julia Moak, owner of Greenpointers and Brokelyn, is now also the publisher of Dumbo NYC.
Since Julia’s purchase of Greenpointers three years ago, the site has only grown. Especially now, with such a void of local news, that Greenpointers and Brokelyn can continue to grow and thrive proves communities still deeply care about and rely on these platforms for not only news but also events and opportunities. With some love and effort, Dumbo NYC will soon come to embody that as well.
While Julia comes from a tech background, she’s a born and bred New Yorker with a longtime love for quality journalism. She’s also an A+ party planner, evidenced by Greenpointers’ numerous markets, and she’ll be bringing her love of events to Dumbo NYC.
It’s been a bit quiet around here, if you didn’t notice, but you can expect Dumbo NYC to get a lot more active in the near future. We plan to make this the go to spot for tips and guides as well as general, real estate and cultural news about the area and adjacent nabe Vinegar Hill.
Do you have ideas for Dumbo NYC? Great! We’re looking for new pitches and new writers: If you’ve got something you want to write for us, email hello@dumbonyc dot com today. We’re interested in restaurant recommendations, upcoming theater events, art, historic photos, and anything else you think would be of interest to the people who live and work in Dumbo.
Tonight, over 15 local galleries will stay open late tonight, hosting special events and receptions for October’s First Thursday Gallery Walk! It’s the perfect night to stroll around DUMBO and browse art. Plus neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for art lovers and appreciators!
Dumbo will live up to its namesake when flying elephants descend upon Washington Street tomorrow (Thurs, 9/28) at The Great DUMBO Drop! For the first time ever, everyone’s favorite street for photos in Brooklyn will feature food and family fun during this new annual block party hosted by the Dumbo BID.
Starting at 6PM, mini dumbos will parachute down from rooftops onto Washington Street and depending on where it lands, you can win a $500 shopping spree in the neighborhood! All you have to do is adopt your own baby elephant for $20.
You can also expect some local fun in the festivities:
Folk music. Bluegrass. Country. These are not genres one necessarily associates with the Brooklyn waterfront. Until recently, Dumbo’s previous musical claim to fame was being the backdrop of the 1987 Bananarama video for “Cruel, Cruel Summer.” During the past three years, however, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival founder Jan Bell has worked to change that.
Photo by David Donohoe via Facebook
The sounds of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and lots and lots of guitars echoed throughout Dumbo and Red Hook this past weekend, thanks to the festival, which started in 2015. This year, the 2017 Brooklyn Americana Music Festival consisted of more than 60 acts across seven stages and four days, kicking off with a sold-out gala last Thursday at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook–showcasing bands from as far away as Kansas (Truck Stop Honeymoon) and Indiana (Tim Grimm Family Band)–and finishing Sunday night with an afterparty at Dumbo landmark Superfine.
The Aching Hearts Play Pier 6 | Facebook
Over the weekend, performances took place in the Archway under Manhattan Bridge, at beloved Red Hook watering hole Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait & Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar, and the picnic tables at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Shows started on Saturday and Sunday around noon and went, in some cases, past midnight. Local performers included 12-year old Little Nora Brown, the Brothers Brothers, the Chapin Sisters, Gangstagrass impresario Rench, and the Defibulators. (more…)
* Free Admission Roller Skating! @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, 3pm, FREE, Weekly 3-6pm FREE admission roller skating is happening from 3-6pm with $6 skate rental, More info # Tambour Tasting @ Amarachi (189 Bridge Street), 6pm, FREE, Sample some Tambour West African Palm Liquor, More info
# BESLS & IPLA Welcome BBQ @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, 1pm, FREE, Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society is holding their Annual Welcome BBQ in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Law Association, More info
Like Two Trees’ other commercial locations in DUMBO, 45 Main has become a spot for cutting edge firms in the creative/tech industry. Building amenities — which include shared conference rooms on every floor and state-of-the-art rooftop decks, along with flexible lease terms, customizable pre-builds and penalty-free expansions — cater to the mix of forward-thinking startups and established brands that populate Two Trees’ offices.
“The most important factors in a space are openness and comfort,” says Stearn. Also topping his list of priorities were private conference rooms for client presentations and common areas where he and his team could unwind and refuel.
Two Trees worked closely with Stearn’s team to bring the brand’s vision to life. When presented with their desired layout, which included island workstations, Two Trees suggested the Ethernet be piped and powered from the ceiling as opposed to running it along the floor. The landlord also took care of the tenant’s drywall, rerouted the ventilation, moved the lighting, and installed a wet pantry and coat closet. (more…)