10/22/12 12:00pm

If you were at this year’s Dumbo Art Festival, you saw ‘An Inquiring Age,’ part of the “Codex Dynamic” video projection exhibition.

The above video is a summary of the exhibition, directed by Dumbo based Blue Barn Pictures. Comprised of an international cast of artists and covering 33,000+ sq. ft. (3,065 sq. meters) of the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, Archway and the adjacent cityscape, the exhibition employed the latest in video mapping technologies.

09/19/12 5:00am

Abundant Learning and The Dumbo Improvement District are hosting a chess exhibition with Grandmaster Alexander Stripunsky (against 20 participants) at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge on Saturday, September 23, 2012 at 1pm. To sign up, email jason@abundantlearning.org

“Abundant Learning is an exclusive boutique learning center, offering enriching classes taught by experts. All of our programs promote healthy brain development. Conveniently located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, we offer a wide range of classes and instruction for 2-92 year old’s…”

Fall 2102 classes have been announced.

Abundant Learning
68 Jay Street, Suite #513
Brooklyn, NY 11201
917-727-8839

08/09/12 12:00pm

United Photo Industries, in partnership with the DUMBO Business Improvement District and the New York City Department of Transportation is unveiling a 340-foot-long fence project wrapping around the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (super)heroes, curated by Sam Barzilay, Director of United Photo Industries, features artists from all over the world who approached the subject of superheroes as an allegory for a deeper exploration of a social issue, whether it be the innate desire of humanity to believe in powers greater than ourselves, gender roles and stereotypes or our dreams and aspirations as we transition from childhood to adulthood.

Featured Artists:

Location: Adams Street, Plymouth Street, and Anchorage Place – Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, DUMBO Brooklyn

Check out (super)heroes while you get your beer under the Archway. Today is the last Thursday for Beer Under the Archway where you can get lunch and snacks from 11:30am-9pm, and beer starting at 3pm.

07/13/12 1:00pm


(Could this be the new Pearl Street Triangle?)

As we noted in November 2011, the Dumbo Improvement District secured $20 million for a second phase of street reconstruction. The funds will also be used to permanently build out the Pearl Street Triangle to create a plaza space between the Pearl Street Triangle and the adjacent Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.

The NYCDOT and NYCDDC are hosting a public workshop to gather community input on the permanent design of the plaza spaces on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 starting at 6pm at 111 Front Street, Room 216. This will be the community’s chance to let the designers know what you’d like to see in the space.

The Dumbo BID held an ideas competition for the triangle in 2010, which spurred some interesting (and some far fetched) ideas. While we may not see any of these ideas become reality, next week’s forum will allow the community to provide input to the city on a design that’s best suited for the space.

The above rendering was the winning proposal concept submitted by Brendan Coburn, AIA of Coburn Architecture (based at 45 Main Street) and his project designers, Yuliya Ilizarov and Abdou Ndoye titled “The Tracks: Ride the Rails!” for the Pearl Street Triangle “Ideas Competition” in 2010)

What design (or design elements) do you think should be in the space?

07/12/12 1:45pm

OPEN CALL to participate in “Stop & Think”

Blue Barn Pictures’ Photographer David Castillo is currently working with the local chapter of a global art project, BE THE CHANGE, inspired by Parisian street artist and TED prize winner JR’s INSIDE OUT PROJECT.

The task, as one of the 24+ participating cities around the world, is to take portraits of New Yorkers along with statements of “how they are being the change in the world or their city”.

The Theme for Be The Change NYC is “Stop-and-Think”, a play on the NYPD’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy. We will ask participants to draw upon their experience with stereotyping and racial profiling to convey the subject matter through their BE THE CHANGE portraits and statements.

If you would like to participate, or just pass by to say hello, Blue Barn Pictures will be shooting right under The Archway in Dumbo. Across from 155 Water Street today, Thursday, July 12th, 2012 from 1pm till 5pm and Friday, July 13th from 10:30am till 5pm.