#DUMBODOWNLOAD: October 7 Edition
DUMBO's on the move and in the news … see what the internet’s been saying about your favorite neighborhood below!
Throwback Time! If you're wondering what Dumbo was like in the 70s and 80s or you want to take a trip down memory lane, then check out this New York Times piece. We already knew Dumbo was "instagrammable" but our view from Washington Street is described as "artwork". You might also learn some fun facts about the neighborhood, for instance, can you believe we were almost named Danya? We can't!
Our Kiddos As Activists! Climate strikes now taking place regularly across the globe, and Dumbo is no exception. Last month a group of students marched from Bridge Street to Pebble Beach to bring attention to the growing threat of climate change. With a specific focus on elevating the voice of communities of color, the demonstration also featured workshops and speeches led by youth.
It's raining mini Dumbos! ICYMI, we celebrated the 3rd annual Dumbo Drop block party! Raising money for PS307 Elementary school and the Dock Street Middle school, we launched thousands of our signature elephants onto Washington Street. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the event and to all our local sponsors!
This is Huge (Inc.) Dumbo-born digital marketing agency, Huge Inc., unveiled their brand refresh for Android last month. Working in close partnership with Google, the company delivered a modern upgrade to the brand strategy for one of the world's largest operating systems. Well done!
We love Dumbo collaborations! In more tech news, Work & Co has acquired Tendigi, a Brooklyn based mobile app development company. Tendigi will now be moving into Work & Co's US headquarters right here in Dumbo! If you want to learn more about Work & Co, you can also check out our Q+A with co-founder, Marcelo Eduardo.
Living the dream! Check out the home of Dumbonian architect and real estate developers, AJ Pires and Rachel Johnston who designed their ideal home in One John Street. On choosing to move to Dumbo Pires said, "The connection to the park and the river is really serene...It's such a privilege to be living by the water." We're with you, AJ!
A tree grows in Brooklyn. Or in this case, a tomato plant? The New York Times recently reported that not one, but two tomato plants were found to be growing in the East River by Brooklyn Bridge Park. No one knows how they got there but the discoveries started a social media frenzy - the first plant even has its own Twitter account!