DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation (DNF) launched their website last week. The DNF, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization incorporated in New York State. It was created in 2007 by long-time local residents to forge and coordinate the opposition to the Dock Street Dumbo Project. Their mission, according to the website, is “to organize and become the true stewards of the Bridge and protectors of the unique and historic neighborhood that lies below the Brooklyn Bridge called DUMBO.” The controversial mixed use development is a proposed 17 story building that includes affordable housing, a 45,000 sq ft middle school space, and approximately 400 underground parking spaces. The City Council approved the rezoning of the development project filed by Two Trees Management Company in June 2009.
The DNF has reported that they have raised nearly $40,000 to date. Read more on their website: dnf-dumbo.org