Business + Services

New Biz Alert: Kids Playspace Coming to 81 Washington

A new playtime option for local families is coming soon! Recess, a new children’s playspace, has signed on to a 2,200 square foot ground floor retail lease at its  81 Washington in DUMBO (formerly occupied by Pomme). Recess, which will offer children’s activities for children six months to six years, was founded by two DUMBO parents who met in the playroom of their apartment building in the days following Hurricane Sandy.

“Having lived and worked in DUMBO for years, we felt 81 Washington was the ideal location to create a place for parents and children to meet more of their neighbors in a fun environment where they can play, socialize, and unwind,” said Caroline Pardo, who co- founded Recess with Alexa Englander. Both Caroline and Alexa live in 133 Water.

Recess will offer an indoor playground and recreation area for children to enjoy supervised fun with family and neighborhood friends. The facility will feature educational offerings led by highly talented, specialized and charismatic individuals as well as arts and cultural classes ranging from dance to language instruction. Residents and community members will be able to use the child-friendly space to host birthday parties, classes and other events. Opening is expected for Summer 2015, and the space will be available for use seven days a week.