September 11th, 2008
While Dumbo isn’t getting MTV’s Real World Brooklyn (although according to Curbed, Red Hook isn’t crazy about it), another reality show, called Engine Room takes place at a renovated loft at 155 Water Street. Beginning on Monday, September 15, MTV and its mtvU channel will broadcast a series that followed 16 creative types in the Dumbo loft to compete for prizes and $400,000 in cash and a chance to program the giant MTV screen in Times Square for a night. Today’s NY Times article about the show states, “the teams of contestants are divided by the regions they come from: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. They are visited during the competition by guests like the musician Moby; Kevin Smith, the movie director; and the British pop band the Ting Tings.” Has anyone spotted the group?
Above: The raw space for Engine Room before the renovation. Photos: blog.mtvengineroom.com