06/10/14 3:31pm

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We’re looking for author contributors to the DumboNYC blog. Some requirements:

  • You have an interest in Dumbo.
  • You are able to visit the neighborhood. (Don’t have to live in Dumbo)
  • You are familiar with WordPress.

If you’re interested, send us an email at dumbonyc[at]gmail.com. Thanks!

A little about DumboNYC website:
DumboNYC.com is run by a resident (not affiliated with real estate, the Dumbo BID or art galleries) who created the site to inform community of the changes happening in the neighborhood. The site also focuses on entrepreneurs in the area who are running successful businesses. The site currently receives 40,000+ unique visitors per month and 80,000+ page views per month. The site has a specific target audience of people who live, work, or interested in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry Landing, Vinegar Hill, and Bridge Plaza neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

06/05/14 12:23pm

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A new temporary art project, called John Street Pasture will open in Dumbo on John Street (at the location of the 1 John Street condo project) will open on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12-6pm. The pasture will be open from 12-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday through mid-summer.

“The lot at 1 John Street has been vacant for as long as Andrea Reynosa can remember. Having looked out upon the empty space’s crumbling asphalt and weedy patches from her DUMBO loft for decades, the artist/farmer is helping bring life to the space. In collaboration with the site’s developer, Alloy, the urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange, Smack Mellon and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Reynosa is activating the space through a temporary art installation that brings together soil and plants to explore and celebrate land use, sustainable agriculture and a City in transition.”

From the John Street Pasture website:

John Street Pasture is a temporary living earthwork that celebrates green space, agriculture, and the transitional nature of urban land. This cover crop of crimson clover will bloom into a lush field of reds and greens all while creating a nutrient rich resource of nitrogenized soil for the now under-construction John Street section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

John Street Pasture can be accessed by subway, bicycle, or car. Take the A/C to High Street, the 2/3 to Clark Street or the F to York Street and the Pasture is at the northernmost edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the corner of John Street and Pearl Street along the water. Limited street parking and private parking lots are also available in the vicinity.

For more information, please visit www.johnstpasture.com or follow us on Twitter @johnstpasture.

Location:
John Street Pasture
1 John Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

06/02/14 11:29am

NEWFLYER

Wynne Noble, a sculptor and artist in Dumbo for over 30 years is holding pottery classes and summer camp in Dumbo. The Wynne Noble studio also holds adult and children classes.

To register, call 347-683-8781

Half Days, 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm

June/July 2014:

  • Week 1 – June 30 – July 3 (CLOSED July 4)
  • Week 2 – July 7 – July 11
  • Week 3 – July 14 – July 19
  • Week 4 – July 21 – July 25

Creative play with a focus on Clay.
Handbuilding projects – age appropriate for for 7 years old and up 9:30am-12:30pm

Wynne Noble studio (wynnenoblepotteryclass.com)
139 Plymouth Street (Studio 607), Brooklyn, NY 11201

05/30/14 3:59pm

Through this Sunday, part of the World Science Festival is taking place at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

A Comet “Lands” in Brooklyn – A spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled 3.7 billion miles from Earth. “Rosetta,” launched in 2004, will attempt a first-ever landing on the comet in November. Scientists hope data from the Rosetta will reveal the true anatomy and atmospheric tendencies of comet life and perhaps even the origins of water on Earth (see more from Mashable). Join the World Science Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park to see a dynamic installation of a scale replica of the comet.

Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm-4pm

Stargazing from Brooklyn Bridge Park – Get out your telescope (or come borrow one of ours) for a night of urban stargazing and live music as we celebrate the dance of the planets. Learn even more about the universe at our Star Chat, where some of the world’s best astronomers, physicists, and scientists will discuss hunting for life, landing crafts on Mars, and discovering planets trillions and trillions of miles away.

Saturday, 7pm-11pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Address: Pier 1 (Old Fulton and Furman Street) Brooklyn, NY 11201

For a full list of World Science Featival events, go here.

05/27/14 3:01pm
(Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)

(Proposed: Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)

(Image courtesy of Google Maps)

(Current: Image courtesy of Google Maps)

The Brooklyn Community Board 2 has noted that a Landmarks Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Applications has been filed to construct a new one-story building at 20 Old Fulton Street (Fulton Ferry Historic District).

No word yet on whether the proposed building will be residential or commercial/retail.

(Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)