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.

08/04/16 4:30pm

Rendering by S9 Architecture

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…)

08/21/15 5:19pm


The Environmental Education Center at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo opened last week, along with the park area along the river between Jay Street and Main Street in Dumbo. The Environmental Education Center broke ground in September 2014. The center will provide environmental education programs, community meeting space, and free public restrooms. Around the center includes stone seating, a bouldering wall, a new dog run, and expanded lawn space. (more…)