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Dumb-no! New towers will ruin nabe’s view of Empire State Building framed by Manhattan Bridge, locals say [Brooklyn Paper]
The backstory on backhouses: How NYC’s hidden rear residences came to be [6sqft]
Concrete bungle: Outrage over plans to block one of New York’s most famous views of the Empire State Building with two new skyscrapers [Daily Mail]
Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and nearby [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Advertising trailblazer who spearheaded iconic ‘I Love New York’ campaign dies at 86 [Lonely Planet]
Lena Dunham peaced out of BK for the West Village [Brokelyn]
Brooklyn Whiskey & Spirits Fest comes to Greenpoint! Get $30 Off! (Sat, 12/1) [Greenpointers]

12/06/12 4:13pm

Filming in Dumbo: Winter's Tale

Filming in Dumbo Brooklyn on Friday, December 7, 2012 along Front Street is Winter’s Tale. They filmed previously in Dumbo on November 9, the 15th and December 4.

Winter’s Tale is “a fantasy story set in 19th Century and present-day Manhattan and revolves around a thief, a dying girl, and a flying white horse” and stars Matt Bomer, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Connelly.

Filming: No Name

Also, something was filming in Dumbo today (Thu, December 6, 2012) on Adams Street, but no project name was given.

All filming posts are tagged here: DumboNYC.com/tag/filming

09/04/12 5:30pm

(Photo via socialitelife.com)

Katie Holmes took her adorable daughter Suri Cruise to the Main Street Dumbo playground in Dumbo on Labor Day yesterday. Suri and mom hopped out of a SUV to visit Jane’s Carousel and play at the playground, just outside of 1 Main Street, where Anne Hathaway moved in the spring. Katie, the $19million penthouse at 1 Main Street is still available if you liked the area.

Thanks to those who sent in the tips. Paparazzi pics:

05/01/12 3:00pm

Teddy Goff (Digital Director) and Joe Rospars (Chief Digital Strategist) lead President Obama campaign’s digitial initiatives (website/apps). They will be in Dumbo for a reception and fundraiser at Powerhouse Arena on May 8. They will present an “inside look” on the campaign’s digital strategy.

To attend, please purchase tickets here.

(Disclaimer: DumboNYC does not endorse any particular Presidential candidates.)

The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30pm

02/06/12 1:24pm

3rd Seminar: Wednesday February 15, 2012 at 12.00 EST / 17.00 GMT

“War, Politics, Fashion”

Dumbo based VII Photo and Blue Barn Pictures have teamed up to create free web seminar series in which VII photographers talk about their expansion into new areas of creative and commercial work. The third seminar (of five) is by photographer Christopher Morris who has embraced conflict photography, political coverage, portraiture and fashion during his career. Christopher will lead the workshop through the process of working in several platforms. He will demonstrate his assignment process, which typically includes shooting stills in color while simultaneously shooting mono video from which he can subsequently edit stills for additional markets.

From VII:

CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, one of the founding members of VII, will lead the third of VII’s Visual Journey seminars, in which he will talk about his process of working in several platforms simultaneously and learning to see afresh in each. He will demonstrate his assignment process, which typically includes shooting stills in color while simultaneously shooting video from which he subsequently edits stills for additional markets.

Christopher Morris’ first career was established as a conflict photographer responsible for some of the seminal images of the 1990’s; his second career was made in Washington where he developed a new and insightful style of political coverage. And since 2009 he has forged yet another career in fashion. He has worked for leading fashion magazines in Europe, been commissioned directly by fashion houses, most recently Robert Cavalli and won the “The Look” award for editorial fashion photography.

To register, go to viiphoto.com/news/the-visual-journeys-seminars.

{VII and Blue Barn Pictures Visual Journey Seminars}

01/30/12 9:55am

Filming: SMASH

Permit # TV-82: Monday, 1/30/2012 between 6am-2am

Filming for SMASH is back today in Dumbo Brooklyn. They were in the neighborhood last week.

According to the IMDB summary of SMASH, “There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.” SMASH stars Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, and Katharine McPhee.

All filming posts are tagged here: DumboNYC.com/tag/filming