It looks like spring has finally arrived and summer’s not too far around the corner — and what better way to celebrate the sunshine than to take advantage of the dozens of events happening at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer.
Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy have announced their programming for the 2016 season, with events ranging from film screenings, musical performances, sports and exercise classes, art, and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
Check out the full schedule of events from the two organizations below. (more…)
Only longtime Brooklynites will remember the days before this war memorial was closed to the public. After being shuttered for 25 years, Cadman Park’s War Memorial is finally being renovated back to life. (more…)
Last week we reported on WNYC’s coverage of the income disparity between Dumbo and Farragut Houses residents. This week WNYC is back in the nabe, taking a look at the middle school that will be housed in 60 Water Street. Their segment includes interviews with Two Trees’ Jed Walantas — the developer of 60 Water — and the Dumbo BID’s Executive Director Alexandria Sica.
“Every building that gets built of any scale should have some kind of public facility on the second floor.”
“It would require the [Mayor Bill de Blasio] administration bending the zoning code, but they amend the zoning code all the time,” he said. “Fifteen years ago in this city we had a notion that affordable housing and zoning had nothing to do with each other; today they’re inextricably intertwined.”
Those of us who’ve been around for a while might remember when Dumbo was chock full of creative workspaces like the ones at 47 Hall Street, a commercial building between Flushing Avenue and the BQE, that’s in contract to be sold for upwards of $160,000,000. (more…)
While New York City has some of the most segregated school districts in the nation, the current conversation surrounding the rezoning of P.S. 307 and P.S. 8 has our neighborhood’s elementary schools at the front of people’s minds.
This past Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the complexity of desegregating New York’s public schools, but said the city’s current zoning process would not change. (more…)