#DumboDownload: May 24 Edition
Oh, hello there sun. Thanks for finally showing up! Here's a #DumboDownload roundup that's all long weekendy vibes to read on the beach / on the jitney out of town / from your fire escape / in Brooklyn Bridge Park as you wait for a turn in the water-jet field. Cheers, Dumbo!
UTC in the WSJ. Check out this great behind-the-scenes article on UTC's first-ever digital accelerator, which opened in Empire Stores earlier this year.
Shoppers of Dumbo rejoice! Wardrobe upgrades are coming your way. That's right -- J Crew is opening their second Brooklyn store in Dumbo! Look for their 3,000 sq ft addition to Empire Stores, slated to open this fall.
Oral health for the win. Did you hear the news? Dumbo-based Quip, the electric toothbrush disrupting our oral health habits, is upping their game by acquiring the dental plan startup Afora. Yes: now you can brush your teeth–or have others brush them for you. (Oh, and they just completed another $10 million in funding. Congrats!)
Etsy CFO is all about playing the long game. Rachel Glaser knows the fine art of turning crafts and vintage furniture into a multibillion dollar operation. She's Etsy's CFO – and she's got some great advice on how to keep innovating in our fast-paced business world.
Yippee! More chances to kayak for free! That's right! Brooklyn Bridge Park is extending their kayaking to THREE days a week! Starting May 31, you can kayak Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:45 pm as well as Saturday & Sundays from 10am - 2pm. Get yourself to Pier 2, Dumbo.
Not a river person, but love water-ful fun? Slide down a great-big, magical mountain. Go bananas on the Tarzan swing. Cool off in an epic water-jet field. The Water Lab at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 opens this weekend.