12/05/18 11:59am

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One of New York City’s most iconic views may soon disappear (video) [Travel+Leisure]
City’s plan to fix BQE is ‘highway to Hell,’ local group says [Patch]
Come see the beloved, endangered Promenade [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Floods drench these NYC neighborhoods most, study shows [Patch]
New rentals in Dumbo offer 1 month free on 13-month lease [City Realty]
What 8k in rent gets you in Dumbo [Curbed NY]
William Wegman’s famous dog murals cheer up the newly reopened 23rd Street F, M station [6sqft]
PS 307 receives National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Stories [Dumbo.is]
Nomiki Konst will NEVER accept real estate money in NYC public advocate race [Greenpointers]
Alcohol banned on NJ Transit, LIRR, Metro North during Santacon [Gothamist]

11/27/18 2:24pm

Photo via Colton Duke/Unsplash

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]

12/22/17 3:06pm
Reimagining Bridge Park 2. Via Brooklyn Paper

Reimagining Bridge Park 2. Via Brooklyn Paper

Welcome to the inaugural Hometown Headlines post, a new bi-weekly news roundup at Dumbo NYC!

This week, it seems that Dumbo will be having a green Christmas. On Monday, members of Community Board 2’s Parks Committee gave the ok on  plans to redesign Bridge Park 2. The park is currently almost entirely concrete. The plan is to un-pave paradise and turn the park into a verdant playground with artwork throughout.

Speaking of municipal improvements, Brooklyn Heights Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, the self-styled “Queen of Gowanus,” says that the plan to bury the Gowanus Expressway — creating an underground tunnel from 3rd Avenue to the Harbor, and connecting from there to the BQE — is nearly complete.

The fact that the wheels are turning on that tunnel might be welcome news, since the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), the proposed streetcar that will run from Astoria to Sunset Park with stops in Vinegar Hill, Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights, is already behind schedule.

But enough about infrastructure. What about art? It turns out that the art gallery scene in episode 6 of Spike Lee’s new Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It was filmed in Dumbo!