Asian American Arts Alliance
The Asian American Arts Alliance has been supporting artists in NYC since then through a diverse slate of programs, adapting to artists’ needs and to the organizational possibilities over the decades. It was founded in 1984 to support Asian American Arts organizations, primarily in Chinatown.
@aaartsalliance | 20 Jay Street
CONWAY & JOYCE LIAO: COFOUNDERS, HUDSON WILDER
Brother sister duo Conway and Joyce Liao founded Hudson Wilder in 2015 with a mission to “make timeless tabletop goods for everyday rituals." Guided by a passion for design, casual living, and bringing people together, Hudson Wilder reinterprets timeless classics for the modern age. Whether you're just starting to build a home or have settled in for some time, Hudson Wilder products integrate into everyday life and complement pieces you already own for a welcoming, lived-in look.
@hudsonwilder | 142 Plymouth St
DR. JANELLE SUNWOO: INTERNIST, OWNER, LEAF MEDICAL
Dr. Janelle Sunwoo MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She was one of a very few chosen by the prestigious Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education in New York City; a unique, accelerated medical program that emphasizes the need for primary care physicians in New York. While there, she was exposed to cultural competence and awareness, performed community health assessments, and worked throughout New York City to promote preventive medicine. She was also president of a New York chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association and is a strong advocate for women’s health. A Dumbonian herself, she has been caring for our community at Leaf Medical for over a decade.
@leafmedical | 18 Adams Street
The DUMBO + Vinegar Hill CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)'s vegetables come from Sang Lee Farms, a certified organic vegetable farm out on the north fork of Long Island. They grow more than 100 varieties of specialty vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, mesclun, herbs, asian greens, and flowers!
Emerald Gem Exchange
Siva Muthiah co-founded Emerald Gem Exchange with a mission to provide a service that would have a positive impact on people. Emerald Gem Exchange carries jade, gemstones, Feng Shui products, unique home décor products, organic jewelry, Yoga products, hand made rugs, specialty Batik bags, scarfs, skirt and sarongs from South East Asia.
@emeraldgemexchange | 145 Front Street
Flora Nails & Spa
Located in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn, the professionals of Flora Nails and Spa are highly dedicated to providing luxurious service for an exceptional value. They specialize in facials, skin and body treatments, massage therapy, nail care, waxing, and threading.
57 Front Street
Front General Store
This Japanese-owned shop sprung from Hideya Sagawa's, the owner, passion for collecting vintage, Americana items after moving to the States in 1990. He subtly mixes Japanese aesthetic into the old-Southwestern-trading post-inspired shop to present a massive collection of restored vintage, designer vintage, and their own brand of wares.
@frontgeneralstore | 143 Front Street
Le Chien Bleu
Le Chien Bleu is a Korean-owned shop for luxury dog clothes. The owner JY Lee wants to create and design dog outfits that not only can protect our furbabies from harsh weather but also are fashionable and premium in quality!
@lechienbleuny | 145 Front Street
Loop of the Loom
Loop of the Loom is a relaxing destination from New York City’s hustle and bustle where you can release yourself freely, anything is possible with SAORI weaving. Since 2005, Loop of the Loom is the only registered SAORI weaving studio in the New York metropolitan area, and we are delighted to introduce you to this unique and easy-to-learn form.
Loop of the Loom is also an artistic community that enjoys the freedom and love of SAORI weaving. Here we practice the philosophy of SAORI like a zen dojo by weaving to find our inner peace. You will not be forced to copy the technique, nor be judged because we all respect individuality.
Through over 15 years of teaching experience, we have originated a unique session named "Mindful Zen Weaving" which has been providing thousands of people around the world with a meditative and aesthetic weaving experience. We welcome people from all walks of life to discover the mindfulness benefits of our little zen dojos.
197 Plymouth Street | @loopoftheloom
MIMI HOANG: CO-FOUNDING PARTNER, NARCHITECTS
Mimi co-founded nARCHITECTS with Eric Bunge with a belief in architecture as an agent of positive change, responding to and connecting people with the environment in unexpected ways. Responding to our world in flux while fostering social engagement guides her work. Born in the tropics of Vietnam and trained in Amsterdam and New York City, she brings a global outlook and an obsession with greenery to the firm’s design culture. Mimi teaches graduate design studios as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and previously taught at Yale University. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from M.I.T.
68 Jay Street
Miso Sushi makes high quality sushi prime for takeout or dining in their intimate dining room. Try their DUMBO roll which brings together sumptuous salmon and tuna with avocado, asparagus and tempura flakes.
40 Main Street
NIKI CHENG: OWNER, M COLLECTION
As entrepreneurs and owners of Calligaris Brand stores in New York City, Niki and her husband Shaokao Cheng are bringing beautiful and accessible home furnishings to the capital of the world. Niki curates designs that have been described as forward-thinking, affordable, and chic, but it’s more than that: the pieces are smart, sleek, and perfectly suited to New York spaces. Niki is the founder of curated furniture store M Collection.
@mcollectionny | 79 Front Street
Peas & Pickles
Owned by Jung Sook Lee, Peas and Pickles was DUMBO's first grocery store and deli supplying fresh produce, sandwiches and all the essentials. Go for the salad bar, deli counter, Udon soup station and grocery staples.
55 Washington Street
Chef Ly Nguyen brings her elevated take on Vietnamese comfort food to DUMBO at Em Vietnamese Bistro. A passion project three years in the making, Em Vietnamese Bistro features Chef Ly's soul warming noodle soups all day. For Dinner, highlights include a dinner tapas menu with vibrant Saigon style seafood dishes inspired by the decade Chef Ly spent living in bustling Saigon and her upbringing in idyllic Central Vietnam.
57 Front Street | @emvietnamese
Randi Song - Dumbo Station
Randi has long ties to Dumbo: as a resident; as the owner of Half Pint Citizens (a kids shop on Washington St from 2005 to 2018); as co-owner of the Dumbo Station (the Dumbo Archway’s al fresco bar) and NY Love (where you can find all Dumbo - NY themed products). You may also know her as DJ Kai Song’s mom (@djkaisong), who’s been DJ-ing in Dumbo since he was 3-years-old! Randi’s also the woman behind many DUMBO BID + Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy events.
More than just an art gallery or a cafe, Usagi, designed by Sou Fujimoto, offers the optimal environment for cross-disciplinary creativity and inspiration by integrating dining, art, and retail. Try their tea menu selections from Ippodo, an authentic Japanese tea house from Kyoto.
@usaginy | 163 Plymouth St