The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) installed a housing prototype for a post-disaster situation near Cadman Plaza. The modular housing, installed over the weekend, could be installed on parking lots and vacant lots in neighborhoods hit by disasters. According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been working on the project for six years, along with the city’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers. The prototype includes a living area, bedrooms, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and storage areas, but the configuration is flexible, said project architect Jim Garrison, a professor at Pratt and principal of Garrison Architects…OEM Assistant Commissioner Jim McConnell said this type of housing would speed recovery.”
The prototype will be on the site for about a year. The site location is across from the OEM on the corner of Cadman Plaza East and Red Cross Place.
Get fresh, organic produce and help support a local farmer by becoming a member of the Dumbo CSA for the summer of 2014. This weekend is your last chance to sign up. The last day to register is Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and all deposits are due by April 30.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) offers a way for people in our neighborhood to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. The Dumbo CSA works with Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, a family-owned and -operated certified organic farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Last year, more than 140 families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill signed up for weekly vegetable deliveries.
Here’s how it works:
Veggies: Every member receives a weekly selection of fresh, organic vegetables. Prices are $635 for a full share ($27.51 per week for 23 weeks) and $425 for a partial share ($18.48/week).
Optional add-ons: Fruit for $195 and cheese for $195 ($10.83 per week for 18 weeks). They’ll also have dairy and fish shares available to members.
Pickups: Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street. The season runs from June to November.
The Dock Street Dumbo building (aka 60 Water street on Dock, Front, and Water Streets) is now on the seventh level above ground. The 18 story development will have 400 rental units with a proposed middle school on the ground/lower levels.
The Spring 2014 collection of mel en stel can now be seen at it’s newly opened namesake boutique at 145 Front Street in Dumbo Brooklyn.
Shoppers familiar with Dumbo’s retail offerings might very well recognize the work of designer Ilse Eriksson, as her line of women’s wear was available at Trunk on Jay street for the previous 4 plus years.
Known for her shirts, dresses, and outerwear, Eriksson’s styles have a combined masculine and feminine feeling that indicates her Belgian heritage.
Her aim for comfort, style, quality, and timelessness is eased by working with Italian fabrics only. All products are manufactured in NYC and Brooklyn.
The new mel en stel store also supports local talent like Dorothy Fischer who knits sculptural bracelets out of sterling silver, Alfred Stadler refined bags, Sapphirebliss luxurious lingerie and more.