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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

On Wednesday, November 18, companies in Brooklyn’s fastest growing business districts will gather to push for the completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at the third annual Greenway + Industry, the fall benefit party supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). The event will be held at the 26 Bridge Street event space in Dumbo, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Photos from 2013 and 2014 events by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative


11/11/15 9:01am

One Main Street and Empire Stores


The short answer: DUMBO stands for


“Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”


According to Crane Davis, a writer and producer who lived in the neighborhood from 1976 to 2006, he was part of the “naming committee” in 1978:

A naming committee consisting of Selby Beebe, Crane Davis, Monte Davis and John Donovan was appointed. After much sitting around and drinking beer, to a point where none of us could remember who had suggested what, we came up with two alternatives:

DUMBO: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
DANYA: District Around the Navy Yard Annex

The choice was presented to the community at a huge loft party and the results weren’t even close. It was DUMBO by a landslide. Everyone agreed that it had just the right kind of Dadaist anti-marketing positioning to protect our turf from developers: who, after all, would spend a million dollars for a loft in a place called DUMBO?

Who, indeed.

That seems pretty clear. But is that what it should stand for?


11/11/15 9:00am

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Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

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Created By BlankSlate

The holiday season doth approach, and you’ve got a lot to do. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, you’ve got the turkey, the lights, the tree, the Hanukkah candles, the plane tickets, the wrapping paper… In all the excitement, are you forgetting something?

While you’re compiling your holiday to-do list, make sure that “get your apartment insured” is somewhere near the top. Unfortunately, ’tis the season for break-ins while you’re away on vacation, cooking accidents, and home fires caused by Christmas lights, candles, dry trees and fireplaces. There are many things you can do to prevent these mishaps, but if the worst should happen, you want to make sure your personal belongings are protected.

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