#DUMBODownload: May 14 Edition

It's finally warm out, and we’re excited for some classic DUMBO fun in the sun this summer! Here’s what’s been happening in the neighborhood recently, as well as some things to look forward to.

Tired of the F Train leaving a lot to be desired? What if you could sneak a peek at the future of New York City transportation? DesignIt, a design agency based in DUMBO, is trying to do just that with the launch of their website of a speculative future for transit in the New York Metro Area. Featuring fictitious podcasts, intended to have been recorded in 2035, the website attempts to develop ideas for transportation through the approaches of data, regionalism, and hybrid governance. Check it all out here— and if you like some of these ideas, maybe direct them to your local city councilperson to make some real change happen!

Looking for a new podcast about strong and successful women? MILK, or, “Moms I’d Like to Know,” is a podcast created by DUMBO local Mallory Kasdan. Mallory’s guests range from filmmakers to physicians to authors, but one thing brings them all together: their strength, their passion for their careers, and their love for their families. Check out Mallory’s podcast on iTunes for some serious girl power!

A DUMBO match made in heaven! The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and WeWork have recently teamed up, with BIG joining the popular on-demand office space company as their chief architect. DUMBO businesses supporting DUMBO businesses… now that’s what we like to see!


In the mood for some pasta? Our local Italian restaurant, AlMar, has recently been named one of the 20 best pasta destinations in New York City by Eater. They highlight AlMar’s lamb meatballs and homemade pasta… sounds good to us!

Lunch and dinner with a view! The Infatuation recently listed both Cecconi’s Dumbo AND Celestine as two great places to eat outside now that the weather has warmed up. What better way to enjoy spring than by taking advantage of Brooklyn Bridge Park and our beautiful views of the bridges while spending some time with your favorite people?

Want to get climbing but don’t want to go to the mountains? Well, you’re in luck: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s The Cliffs at DUMBO opened for the season this past weekend! The Cliffs is the largest outdoor climbing wall in the country, and it’s only $10 to climb, including equipment rental. Who needs the mountains when you can go climbing with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline?

The Cliffs at DUMBO In Brooklyn Bridge Park
The Cliffs at DUMBO In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Looking forward to enjoying some new films this summer? The Brooklyn Film Festival recently announced their summer lineup, and they’ll be showing five films at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, right here in DUMBO between June 6 and 9! The Children’s Film Festival component of the festivities will also be screened at the Made in NY Media Center on June 2.

And just a little bit further downtown… Councilman Steve Levin recently proposed that a segment of Gold Street (which runs through DUMBO) be renamed for Ida B. Wells, a Civil Rights activist and journalist. The segment of the street would be located between the adjacent Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, on which Wells lived for several years.

That’s all for this week, #DUMBONYC!

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