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Hannah Frishberg

08/18/16 1:00pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo by Mary Hautman

Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo by Mary Hautman

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday next week with a blowout at Brooklyn Bridge Park, to be hosted by Centennial Ambassador Bill Nye the Science Guy and include an activity where attendees can change the color of One World Trade Center’s spire.
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08/04/16 4:30pm
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Dumbo-based home furnishings company West Elm will be the first tenant to open in the massive and neighborhood-changing 146-year-old coffee warehouse-turned-retail hub Empire Stores.

The grand opening of its new flagship is set for August 18 at 8 a.m., the retailer revealed in an email Wednesday. West Elm is leasing a third of the historic building and will also have its offices there. (more…)

06/02/16 12:45pm
Dumbo Farmers Market

A former farmers market in Dumbo

Dumbo home cooks and food lovers, rejoice! The neighborhood is getting a new weekly farmers market.

Created by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with Down to Earth Markets, Dumbo Farmers Market will bring an array of locally sourced produce and meats, baked goods, and organic and sustainable specialty food to the Pearl Street Triangle — located in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge’s archway — every Wednesday starting June 8.

Dumbo Farmers Market

The Pearl Street Triangle. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

Down to Earth Markets, formerly known as Community Markets, ran a farmers market in 2009 and 2010 in the same location. The market previously closed so the company could “pursue other opportunities,” a representative told DumboNYC.

“It was basically the changing of the times, the demographic shifts, more people working in Dumbo,” Down to Earth founder Miriam Haaf told Brownstoner about why the market decided to come back five-year’s after its hiatus, adding, “Dumbo has changed substantially since 2010 and people are much more interested in shopping at farmers markets.”

The company currently manages 15 community markets in and around NYC, including a weekly market in Greenpoint and a twice-weekly market in Park Slope.

Since the first market’s closure, the next-closest sizable farmers market has been at Borough Hall, where GrowNYC hosts vendors on Tuesdays and Saturdays year round.

Around 15 vendors are expected for new Dumbo market’s first day, with expansion planned depending on community support, according to a press release.

Dumbo Farmers Market

Photo via Down to Earth

So far the roster includes Arlotta Food Studio, selling infused olive oils and handmade pasta; Karl Farmily Farms, bringing meat, poultry and eggs raised in the Hudson Valley; Pickle Licious, offering old-fashioned-style barrel pickles; and La Petite Occasion, selling with caramels and toffees made from local milk, among others.

The market will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through November 16. For more information, including a full list of vendors, see the market’s website.

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05/18/16 1:00pm

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Treat your tastebuds at the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s 12th annual summer benefit party, Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes.

The mouthwatering event will feature a carefully curated brunch menu packed with unlimited tastings from celebrated local restaurants, including samplings from borough eateries The Meatball Shop, Black Swan, Beast of Bourbon, The Hop Shop, AWOL Eatery, Brooklyn Gin, Grady’s Home Brew, Montana’s Trailhouse, MP Taverna and more vendors, many yet to be announced. For a full list of vendors see Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes online event page.

The festive brunch event will take place for the first time in Sunset Park, at maker haven Industry City’s waterfront courtyard from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. (more…)