02/15/18 3:00pm

A seal basks in the Sun a Brooklyn Bridge Park. Via patch

Happy Valentines Day, Dumbo! Were you getting cozy in Romantic environs of Brooklyn Bridge this weekend? Well, we’re betting some people did since our very own River Cafe was named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by Open Table.

But, diners were not the only ones basking in the glory of Brooklyn Bridge Park. In fact, an intrepid seal spent hours catching some rays on Pier Two! 

That’s not the only time Pier Two was in the news recently. On Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park put out a call for proposals for contracting at the site. A spokesperson for the park explained that the 3.4 acre addition to Brooklyn Bridge Park will feature a large lawn and water garden.  (more…)

02/01/18 11:06pm
Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Hey Dumbo, welcome back to our bi-weekly local news feature, Hometown Headlines! This time around, there’s lots in the press about Real Estate development in our lovely borough. To start, Two Trees, the development firm that has reshaped DUMBO and Williamsburg is now setting its sites on Gowanus, buying up sites along the Gowanus Canal, for over $100 million.

And DUMBO itself is getting a little TLC. Mount Sinai has opened a State of the Art Urgent Care center at 110 York Street.

Meanwhile, The former Watchtower Building will be transformed into a high-end office space and retail complex.   (more…)

02/01/18 3:01pm
First Thursday via Art in Dumbo

First Thursday via Art in Dumbo

It’s that time of the month again, DUMBO! Get psyched for tonight’s First Thursday Gallery Walk. On the first Thursday of every month, Dumbo’s galleries stay open late for openings, artists’ talks and live performances. We’ve got the rundown of highlights and participating spaces.  (more…)

01/18/18 9:32am
Grimaldi's Pizzeria

No Slices. Just mice. Via The New York Post

Welcome back to Hometown Headlines, our bi-weekly local news feature. On January 7th, Grace Church Brooklyn Heights (254 Hicks Street) announced that Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson will be its 15th rector — and first African American rector in the parish’s 170-year history. Reverend Robinson will take his post on March 19.

There are also changes afoot at another historic Brooklyn spot — Grimaldi’s Pizza in Dumbo (1 Front Street). The Pizzeria has been shut down by the health department due to violations including mouse droppings. Grimaldi’s is working with the department to fix the infractions and get back up and running.

If you can’t eat at Grimaldi’s at least you can drink at a prime new spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The swanky new Brooklyn Heights Social Club inside the 1 Hotel (60 Furman Street) features floor to ceiling windows showcasing iconic views of our glorious bridge and the Manhattan skyline. But with an $18 Gin and Tonic the view won’t come cheap.

But, if the drinks are pricey, Brooklyn made up for it in lower rents in 2017. Buyers and Renters were paying about 4% less across the borough at the end of the year.   (more…)

12/19/17 3:34pm

‘Twas the week before Christmas… and if you’re like us, you’re wondering what’s going on around town. Well we’ve got you covered in the Merry department. Here are all the fun goings on in the Nabe this week.

Happy Hanukah, Dumbo!

Tuesday 12/19

Fire and Ice Hanukkah Celebration @ Jane’s Carousel (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Enter at Dock or Main St.), 4:30-6pm, Free. Join Chabad of Dumbo & Dumbo Gan and Friends for a last night of Hanukkah celebration at Jane’s Carousel. Featuring free carousel rides, face painting, arts and crafts, holiday fare and an ice menorah. RSVP                                    New York Road Runners Open Runs @ Fornino (Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park) Check in 6:45, Run 7:00pm, Free. All runners welcome, from first time runners to seasoned marathoners. Full 5K course, no registration required. More info                                                                              Tequila Tasting @ Rouge et Blanc (81 Washington Street), 6pm, Free. ArteNOM Tequila will be flowing. more info

 

Wednesday 12/20

Babies Together Music Class @ Naomi’s Music (117 Remsen St.), 12:30pm, sample for Free. Come Wiggle, Dance, poke and play with your baby in a musical way! More info.

 

 

 

Reading at Berl’s

Thursday 12/21

Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights @ Vineapple Cafe (71 Pineapple Street), 8:30pm, Free, no cover, no minimum. A monthly stand-up show featuring local comedians, big-time headliners, foreign nationals and everything in between. Co-hosted by Brooklyn-born comedian Shelly Colman (2014 Newcomer National Grand Champion Ladies of Laughter Competition, Cinder Block Comedy Festival). More info                                                          Liz Countryman, Samuel Amadon & Timothy Donnelly @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street), 7-9pm. Swing by NYC’s only all-poetry bookstore for an evening of readings. More info                    Sip and Shop Thursday @ Trunk (68 Jay Street), 3pm-9pm, Free. Baby it’s cold outside, but it’s nice and warm inside Trunk! Gift Cartel is open late tonight, serving our in-house libations: wine, mulled cider and hot chocolate so you can unwind after work with some low-key gifting and local fun. More info

Friday 12/22

Eco Gift Wrapping @ Trunk (68 Jay Street), 11am, Free. Come get your gift wrapped with zero waste! Fabric and packaging scraps turn into a beautiful gift wrapping station that shows our planet some love! Come shop, and even bring your gifts that you bought elsewhere. We will be wrapping them all day the last Friday and Saturday before Christmas Eve. Expect gorgeous and creative presentation that’s sure to make your gift extra memorable. Have some material at home that you’d like to upcycle? Bring it by! More Info

Happy Holidays!!!