#DUMBODOWNLOAD JULY 1 EDITION
Summer is heating up and so is DUMBO … catch up on all your neighborhood news below!
World Cup Watch 2019 The New York Times ranked the Archway and DUMBO station as the best “bar” for fans of Team USA to watch the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Check out the schedule for all game screenings here.
“Rooftop” Garden The Brownstoner took note of the construction innovation happening right over our heads. Alloy Development commissioned Brooklyn-based Future Green to add lush greenery to the top of the scaffolding for their 168 Plymouth street building site. Many of the plants, such as creeper vine and small birch trees, are native to DUMBO. “We feel responsible to improve the quality of street life in any way we can,” said Alloy CEO and Founder Jared Della Valle.
Flipping out! Did you know that the world’s largest flip books are in DUMBO? Constructed by kids from across the city, education organization Beam Center installed this record-breaking interactive art piece in the Pearl Street Plaza. The flip books were designed Chi-Kit Lai and feature drawings by Ebony Bolt which highlight the vibrant street life of NYC.
A Library Grows in DUMBO This month, the Brooklyn Public Library unveiled new designs for their new location at Adams Street. Outreach efforts for the Dumbo, Vinegar Hill and Farragut area will focus on building cross-neighborhood community and wellness programming.
Street-art on John Street BlackBook Presents gallery brings the LA artist ThankYouX, otherwise known as Ryan Wilson, to DUMBO for his first ever solo show. ThankYouX’s graffiti inspired works have been purchased by celebrities from Paul McCartney to Miley Cyrus, and play with Pop Art motifs and bright colors. “I was thrilled when BlackBook called about the solo exhibition; they really listened to my vision and were just as excited as I was to do it,” said Wilson.
Start-ups are growing up Brooklyn has staked its place as a national leader in the innovation economy, the epicenter of which is right here in DUMBO. The DUMBO BID, as well as other Brooklyn stakeholders, co-sponsored the symposium “Growing and Diversifying Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy” to explore how to keep the growth going and spread the benefits of the borough’s innovative industries.