04/07/15 2:47pm


Baxter & Liebchen is having a moving sale through May 31, 2015. The Danish vintage furniture store at 33 Jay Street has been in the current warehouse location since 2005 and will be moving out of the space. Their new location is not yet announced. Check out their furniture for up to 80% off.

Baxter & Liebchen (baxterliebchen.com)
33 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-0630

03/24/15 10:41pm



Kongo is a co-working space designed from the ground up for people in the creative and media industries. Beautiful, easy going and competitively priced, it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.


The sun-filled loft was designed by Becka Citron and John Marsala from Modern Anthology (and of Man Cave fame) and it shows.

Based on Pixar’s HQs and on Harvard Business Review’s insights on the “Perfect Me/We Balance”, the work stations were arranged to maximize productivity and mental focus, while the common areas were designed to open the mind and foster collaboration.

The first thing you notice walking in is the wide open space, the plants and large windows. Then there’s the art: like a Dumbo mural from Japanese artist Masamitsu Shigeta or the 50 foot image of a 1920’s cruise liner in homage to the Dumbo’s maritime history. This second piece celebrates the fearless spirit of the immigrants, the same fueling today’s entrepreneurs and Dumbo itself as the heart of digital New York.


Amenities include a custom made conference room encased in glass and wood as well as lounge and bar areas, ping pong, Nespresso, all sorts of teas, free beer, Argentine cow-hide rugs, magazine subscriptions, microwave and fridge.

The work stations come with 5 foot wide, solid wood top desks, with lockable file cabinets, high speed internet (FiOS)

Easy going

The founders’ goal was to create a space they would love to work from: well designed, easy going and surrounded by other creative entrepreneurs from around the world. Unlike other co-working spaces, the founders of Kongo actually work in the loft, from where they run Chaco.cc, a small strategy advisory firm.

Kongo is pet and bike friendly and features regular networking events like film screenings, beer nights and Show+Tell where co-workers get to present their best work and run ideas by others.



Ko-workers include an Emmy winner producer, foreign correspondents, film makers and biotechnology writers as well as Firefish (research), A Different Engine (UX design), QuesttoNó (product design) and Woodshed Entertainment (film production).

For more info, check out www.kongo.nyc

03/11/15 10:24am

Peas & Pickles re-opens


After being closed for renovations for almost 2 months, Peas & Pickles has reopened with a bigger and brighter space that includes a larger deli counter, more seating, and a wall of fresh produce.

The renovation opened up the existing back room and installed new floors, LED lights (which brightens up the space), and extended the prepared food counter to cater to the lunch crowd with custom sandwiches, wraps, burgers, quesadillas, and sushi selections.

Peas & Pickles Grocery
55 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(corner of Washington and Front Streets in Dumbo)
(718) 488-8336
Open 24 hours
Google+ listing

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02/05/15 9:27am


Trunk, the local design and clothing store is holding an event beginning February 5th through the 8th with Boroughmakers (a Dumbo-based online shop that features only locally made goods).

The event is geared towards locally made gifts for Valentine’s Day: Nunu Chocolates, beer caramels by Liddabit Sweets, candles and soaps by Brooklyn-based Pelle, and others.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 5th with cocktails and Broroughmakers’ selection of locally sourced goods from 6-9pm.

For those not familiar wtih Boroughmakers, they have nicely curated Brooklyn-made products in fashion, home decor, apothecary, children’s items and edibles. Check them out and support Brooklyn makers.

68 Jay Street (btwn. Water and Front Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11201

01/29/15 1:11pm

one girl cookies dumbo

One Girl Cookies is celebrating 3 years in Dumbo on Monday, February 2, 2015. They opened in February 2012. They would like to thank the community by giving away free whoopie pies from 12-3pm (while supplies last of course!)

Congrats to OGC!

One Girl Cookies (onegirlcookies.com/dumbo)
33 Main St (at Water St) Dumbo, Brooklyn NY 11201
Mon–Fri 8am–7pm; Sat, Sun 9am–7pm

{Profile: Dawn Casale of One Girl Cookies, 21Jun2012}
{One Girl Cookies in Dumbo Opens, 01Feb2012}
{One Girl Cookies Construction Update, 26Jan2012}
{One Girl Cookies Opening in Dumbo, 02Sep2011}

01/26/15 3:07pm
Pinkberry Dumbo location closed?

Pinkberry Dumbo location closed?

(While NYC is bracing for a winter blizzard, ice cream is the last thing on everyone’s minds.)

The Dumbo Brooklyn location of Pinkberry (117 Front Street) may be closed for good. We initially thought they closed for the season, but an anonymous source told us that they will close the location. The windows are papered, the awning was removed last week, and the Dumbo listing on the Pinkberry website no longer lists Dumbo as a location. We are waiting to hear back from Pinkberry for the official word.

{Pinkberry to Open on Thursday (March 28, 2013), 27Mar2013}
{Pinkberry Opening In DUMBO Thursday, 26Mar2013, Gothamist}
{Pinkberry Dumbo To Open “Early 2013″, 31Jan2013}
{Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Coming To Dumbo, 27Aug2012}
{Pinkberry Leases 117 Front Street, 22Aug2012}

117 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201