10/8/06: Dumbo Weekend Reading

  Photo by dumbonyc, at Almondine Bakery, 85 Water Street

Dumbo, Brooklyn articles this weekend, October 8, 2006:

Underground party scene: The City: Party Animal, October 8, 2006, NY Times

“In 2000 in the middle of summer, I paid $5,000 for a one-night rental of a 15,000-square-foot brick loft on the ninth floor of a building in Dumbo. There were 86 artists involved. There were hundreds of people in the street sending up fireworks and dancing with this kind of anarchist marching band…”

Brooklyn Navy Yard: A Shipyard’s Rebirth, Guided by the Past, October 8, 2006, NY Times

“Demolition is to begin early next year on Building 128, a former machine shop as big and hulking as an airport hangar; three new buildings are planned in its place. Elsewhere in the 300-acre industrial park, which sits along the river between Williamsburg and Dumbo, a half-dozen projects are in the works.”

Upcoming Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival: Brooklyn’s edgy DUMBO art scene, Sept 21, 2006, The Salt Lake Tribune

“But DUMBO always throws aside its cultivated introspection for the Art Under the Bridge Festival, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-day smorgasbord of creative delights Oct. 13-15. Along with extensive gallery showings, neighborhood wanderers who visit for the festival will discover Project Glow: light installations and sculptures illuminating the waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge Park…”

Upcoming Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival: 30 Blocks of DUMBO Done Over With Artistic Flair, October 4, 2006, Courier Life

“…No other neighborhood could host a public space art event of such scale and intervention without the full support of the local community: artists, residents, and local business…”