Now through August 15th, Dumbo’s stylish and eclectic furniture and home accessory store Journey is having a sale on all handmade furniture from India. If you are not familiar the space, Journey was originally started in Park Slope in 1995 by husband and wife team Pam and Bill Rohl. Inspired by independent furniture stores that dotted Soho in the late 80’s and early 90’s Journey has occupied a beautiful location at 72 Front Street since 2010. They feature local artists such as Wynne Noble, Tara Dixon, Jaimie Walker, and Gail Garcia just to name a few. The store’s mission is to inspire their customers to “layer” their design and not stick to just one style. J0urney is always evolving and features a mix of vintage, contemporary and industrial furniture, plus accessories from Brooklyn to India and many places in between. Stop in today and see just how eclectic and exciting the space is.
The 26 Bridge Street building is a new venue in Dumbo Brooklyn, rennovated and opened in May 2014. The renovations to this former metal factory highlight the building’s industrial past, original brick walls, large wooden doors, and 40 foot+ high ceiling with skylights. It seats about 275 people or holds 400 for receptions. The main banquet floor is 8,500 square feet plus 4,000 square feet of lobby, kitchen, bathrooms, mezzanine, and two bridal dressing rooms.
This new venue is offering to help the people who need a venue as a result of the reBar closing last week. With 26 Bridge as a new venue, there are dates available for booking now. They have told DumboNYC they will do their best to accommodate everyone and understand that budget is limited to those who already lost their deposit at reBar.
History: This foundry was built for the Miller & Van Winkle Company. The Miller & Van Winkle Company was established in Brooklyn in 1881 and is said to have moved to 18 Bridge Street in 1895 and later expanded onto nearby lots. The firm manufactured precision steel springs used by many different industries. During World War I, the company manufactured five million springs for gas mask canisters, three million for Browning machine guns, and ten million miscellaneous springs. In 1912, Miller & Van Winkle employed 164 people (153 men, two children, and nine office workers). In 1939, the company moved to Paterson, New Jersey. In 1944, the building was leased to the Peercraft Paint and Varnish Company and a year later to the Peerless Paint and Varnish Company.
The brick construction and unornamented, functional design make 26-28 Bridge Street a representative example of the small-scale utilitarian structures erected to serve the area’s growing industries. Built in 1912, the structure contributes to the architectural and historical character of the DUMBO Historic District.
This is not in Dumbo, but thought it would be of interest: On Thursday, December 31, Brooklyn will usher in 2010 with a bang at the 28th annual New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular at Grand Army Plaza (Google map). The free celebration, sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and held in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, starts around 11 p.m. with musical entertainment and hot refreshments.
Best locations for viewing the midnight fireworks include anywhere in Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.
DumboNYC.com is on vacation for the President’s Day weekend. In the meantime, take a look at some photos of Dumbo or check out the other great Brooklyn websites in the ‘blogroll’ section on the right side. We’ll be back on 2/21. Have a great weekend!
Time Warner cable and internet connection was cut off this weekend between Sat (2/3) 3pm and Sun (2/4) at 5:30pm in several buildings on Washington Street. Anyone else in Dumbo have their cable cut out? It’s a good thing they came back up in time for the Superbowl or we’d have their heads on a platter.