11th Annual Meeting: Recap

On Monday night (despite the insane weather), 250+ members of the DUMBO Improvement District packed the Etsytorium in Etsy’s stunning new DUMBO Heights offices to celebrate all things DUMBO. They sampled treats from Bluestone Lane and Forager’s, enjoyed music by Turntable Lab’s DJ Keat Teoh, and celebrated all of the DUMBO Dozen and Magic Feather recipients.

Dumbo Bid Annual MTG January 23, 2017 © Julienne Schaer

The big talk of the night was the BID’s expansion to include the DUMBO Heights campus and all of its excellent tenants – including Etsy – among our membership ranks. In her Executive Director report, Alexandria Sica announced that the City Council had voted to approve the expansion last week – thanks to the leadership of Councilmember Steve Levin. Other highlights included a welcome by Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson – who touted the incredible sustainability and civic minded design of the new Etsy HQ – and a presentation of the BQX, by Friends of the BQX Executive Director Ya-Ting Liu.

And the Awardees Are….

As is tradition, we honored individuals and organizations in DUMBO who have contributed to the neighborhood in a significant way with a Magic Feather, and highlight those doing fascinating and impactful work in their industries with a DUMBO Dozen Award. You can read about the many deserving awardees here.

Dumbo Bid Annual MTG January 23, 2017 © Julienne Schaer

Download the 2016-2017 Annual Report Update here.

See Party Photos here!