#DumboDownload: June 25 Edition

Hi, summer. Nice to see you! Here's a #DumboDownload roundup that's all summery vibes. Cheers, Dumbo! 

Tim Burton's DUMBO is one step closer to the box office! The first trailer for the live action version of Dumbo, directed by the ever-original Tim Burton has made its debut. The film won't be released until early next year but the classic story is already getting audiences excited.

DUMBO's photo ops are making headlines. The New York Times took an in-depth look at the herds of newlyweds, tourists, instagram personalities, prom dates and lone passersby that flock to our cobblestone streets daily to get their iconic shot. Sam Hodgson's take in this photo essay captures the sentiment many DUMBO regulars might have or observe on any given day of the week, walking through the neighborhood.

photo by Sam Hodgson
photo by Sam Hodgson

DUMBO's own named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. Alex Rappaport is the founder and CEO of Flocabulary, a company creating programs for k-12 students using hip-hop music to aid clarity of concepts. The company was raised in DUMBO, just turned 10 years old and is hiring!

DUMBO's most famous barista featured on From Day One podcast along with other Brooklyn starters! Jim Munson co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Roasting Company was featured on a podcast by The Bridge, dedicated to talking to business owners and growers in Brooklyn.

A vacant hotel will get a second chance as housing for formerly homeless individuals on Sand Street. The hotel at 90 Sand Street was acquired from RFR by a company called Break Ground who specialize in housing for formerly homeless and low-income individuals. The Brooklyn Eagle is reporting that the 30-story property will feature resources such as primary medical care and job placement resources.

The best way to start summer weekends early is back! The DUMBO BID is hosting another season of musicians and artists in a series lovingly dubbed Live at the Archway. Join the neighborhood after work on Thursdays from 6-8pm! Check out the full roster of artists here.

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Brooklyn Roasting Company Flocabulary