April 12th, 2013
Community Board 2 (CB2) will hold the following three committee meetings next week, all of which are scheduled for 6:00 pm. All committee meetings of Community Board 2 begin with the approval of the agenda and introduction of the committee officers. The meetings conclude with the approval of the previous month’s meeting minutes, a chairperson’s report, other business and a community forum during which the public may speak.
1) Parks and Recreation Committee (Monday, April 15, 2013; Dining Rooms A&B, Brooklyn Hospital, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street, in Fort Greene)
Frankie Rowland, marketing director for Down to Earth, an operator of farmers markets, will present its proposal for a market on the upland of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The parks committee has also been invited to participate in a discussion about the design for a theater proposed to be operated by St. Ann’s Warehouse in the Tobacco Warehouse, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. That discussion will take place at the Land Use Committee meeting on Wednesday (see below).
2) Transportation and Public Committee (Tuesday, April 16, 2013; First Floor Board Room, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court streets), in Brooklyn Heights)
Christopher Hrones, the DOT Downtown Brooklyn transportation coordinator, and Preston Johnson, a project manager with the agency’s bike program, will present “Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge Bike Lane Approach Improvements” (see above).
3) Land Use Committee (Wednesday, April 17, 2013; Room LC400, Dibner Building, Polytechnic Institute, 5 MetroTech Center (off of the MetroTech Commons), in Downtown Brooklyn)
The meeting will begin with an evaluation, to be conducted jointly with the community board’s parks committee, of the design for a theater proposed to be operated by St. Ann’s Warehouse in the Tobacco Warehouse, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. A recommendation to the Public Design Commission may result from the committee review.
April 10th, 2013
(Photo credit to Priscilla Fusco)
The results from last week’s Participatory Budget for City Council District 33 have been counted and announced on City Councilman Steve Levin’s blog. The winning projects for District 33 (Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and North Park Slope) are:
April 9th, 2013
April 7th, 2013
(Photo by Rick Chase)
The following are selected links from this past week on blogs and websites with discussion about Dumbo (and its neighboring areas):
- DUMBO and Vinegar Hill Next Victims In War On Cobblestones, 03Apr2013, Gothamist
- Office Bars in Dumbo – The JAR Group & Carrot Creative, 02Apr2013, NYP
- Does New York City Need a Physical ‘Made in NY’ Media Center?, 21Mar2013, PBS
- Preservation Ridiculousness Peaks In the Great Dumbo Cobblestone Debate, 04Apr2013, NYO
- Preservationists Protest Removal Of Cobblestones On Brooklyn Streets, 02Apr2013, CBS
- Neighbors Bring the Dough for Almondine’s Return, 29Mar2013, Epoch Times
- Tough Mudder Racing to Downtown Brooklyn from Dumbo, 25Mar2013, NYO
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the Dumbo waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, featuring packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-80 vendors.
at Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park (30 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201)
Every Sundays 11am-6pm, Starting April 7 through November 24, 2013
(Corner of Water Street and Dock Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 Google Map)
A/C to High St.
F to York St.
2/3 to Clark St.
B25 to Water + New Dock St.
From I-278/BQE East, take Exit 28A to Cadman Plaza.
From I-278/BQE West, take Exit 28 to Cadman Plaza.
For GPS, use 30 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Photo by Ross Reyes)
April 7th, 2013
April 4th, 2013
This summer, from July 8th to August 29th, 2013, WHITE WAVE’s summer camp is set to provide children with an opportunity to experience the joy of dance and to build their creativity. Children ages 3 to 13 are welcome to join the summer camp, based in their studios at 25 Jay Street in Dumbo.
|Schedule 1||JULY – Summer Camp||July 8 – 18||5 – 8 years old||2 Weeks|
|Schedule 2||JULY – Summer Camp 2||JULY 22 – August 1||3 – 4 ½ years old||2 Weeks|
|Schedule 3||AUGUST – Summer Camp||August 5 – 15||9 – 13 years old||2 Weeks|
|Schedule 4||AUGUST – Summer Camp 2||August 19 – 29||4 ½- 8 years old||2 Weeks|
The weekly schedule runs from Monday-Thursday, starting at 9am until pick-up at 3:30pm, each day. Every day of camp, children will participate in five of the following classes/activities: Yoga, Ballet, Broadway Musical Dance, Modern Dance, Gymnastics, Hip-Hop, Drawing in the Park and/or Playing in the Park. They will also have a mid-day break for lunch (BYOL) and nap time. Children should wear well-fitted, comfortable clothing they can move in. Leotards and dance shoes not required.
WHITE WAVE’s Summer Camp schedule is split up into four, two-week sessions categorized by age.
Each 2-week camp is $650 – the drop-in rate is $25/class or $100/day.
“My son loves being in motion and moving his body constantly,” says parent Linda A. “Over time, I know he’ll discover a range of movements and learn more about his body!”
Lessons learned culminate in a final day performance and party, held at the end of summer camp. Later children are invited to perform in WHITE WAVE’s “Day for the Family,” scheduled Saturday, September 28, 2013 as part of the DUMBO Dance Festival.
For more information and registration, go to whitewavedance.com/category/classes/childrens-classes.
WHITE WAVE’s four-person teaching staff has a combined experience of over fifty years working with young adults, teens and children and providing lessons in creative movement, ballet, modern, jazz, advanced techniques for professionals, as well as yoga. Class sizes are limited so that teachers are able to work closely with each child.
White Wave Dance (whitewavedance.com)
25 Jay Street, Suite #100, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
April 3rd, 2013
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Main Street Playground (aka pirate ship playground) will reopen on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Hurricane Sandy brought damaging floodwaters to the park’s surface and closed over the winter. Park officials have been replacing the surface with a more colorful and durable material. Come celebrate the re-opening on Saturday, April 6 at 11 am with light refreshments and the Dumbo Kite Flying Society. Please RSVP at email@example.com.
April 2nd, 2013
The City Council has allocated $1 million to District 33, and City Council Member Stephen Levin has solicited proposals from the community about how this money should be spent. Decisions will be made via voting by members of the community. One of the proposals is to allocate $200,000 to MS 8 (the new middle school extension of local school PS8) to fund the purchase of desperately needed laptops, laptop carts, and smartboards. The school opened this past fall with very little funding, and nothing allocated towards technology.
Please spread the word about this participatory budgeting process and MS 8′s proposal. You can vote on April 5 (this Friday) at PS 8 from 7:45am to 9:45am, or at MS 8 from 8am to 10am. If you are unable to vote on April 5, then you can vote at a variety of locations between April 1 and April 7.
Every resident (16+) living in District 33 can vote for up to five projects.
For more information, go to pbnyc.org/content/district-33-voting-dates-locations-2013.
Download flyer (1.1 MB pdf file)
April 2nd, 2013
Ironside, an NBC TV drama is being filmed in Dumbo Brooklyn on April 2 and 5, 2013. According to IMDB, Ironside “centers on Robert T. Ironside, a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases.” The cast includes actors Brent Sexton, Spencer Grammer, Blair Underwood, Pablo Schreiber, and Kenneth Choi.
Filming will occur on the followign streets:
- Both sides of Adams Street between John and Front St.
- Both sides of Pearl Street between John and Water St.
- Both sides of Plymouth Street between Adams and Jay St.
- South side of Water Street between Washington and Adams St.
- Both sides of Front Street between Washington and Jay St.
All filming posts are tagged here: DumboNYC.com/tag/filming