Ode to DUMBO (2017 Edition)
Oh little ‘hood of Dumbo,
Twenty Seventeen is at its close,
So let’s look back on the year we had
in poetic form, not prose:
Did you spot Leo DiCaprio
on the Ceconni’s patio?
or watch our own Ana Gasteyer
on that Match Game show?
The Pearl Street Triangle
turned ten years old,
The tree lighting
was not so cold,
And thousands snagged a mini dumbo
at the first ever Great Dumbo Drop,
Raising funds for local schools
amid wind that would not stop 🙂
So, Celestine or Cecconi’s?
Bluestone or Sugarcane?
Dumbo is now a Dining Destination
The New York Times did proclaim!
Wanna shop at Scotch & Soda or at John Fluevog?
City Chemist or The Modern?
Randolph Beer lets you serve yourself
step up to take your turn.
Let’s end with the loveliest story of the year
which is to say:
the story of Besnik Sokoli
Dumbo building super by day…
By night, an Olympic hopeful skiing phenom
training to represent his home country of Kosovo.
Rooting for Nik is a true delight,
Donate to help him go!
A very happy new year to you all
2018 is just in time –
We’ll see you January second
standing in the Yumpling Truck line 🙂
Alexandria, Chris & Clara
The DUMBO Improvement District