Ode to DUMBO (2017 Edition)
Happy 2018, DUMBO! It's a tradition around here to close out the year with a poem. Behold, our ode to 2017:
Oh little 'hood of Dumbo,
Twenty Seventeen is at its close,
So let's look back on the year we had
in poetic form, not prose:
Dumbo this year–the land of stars
so we'll just name a few:
Did you spot Leo DiCaprio
on the Ceconni's patio?
on that Match Game show?
Awesome events galore this year
like the reunion of Gaijn a Go-Go,
The tree lighting
was not so cold,
And thousands snagged a mini dumbo
at the first ever Great Dumbo Drop,
Raising funds for local schools
amid wind that would not stop :)
So, Celestine or Cecconi's?
Bluestone or Sugarcane?
Wanna shop at Scotch & Soda or at John Fluevog?
City Chemist or The Modern?
step up to take your turn.
Which is your favorite Brooklyn Roasting now:
Washington Street, the one in West Elm or on Jay?
A choice for another day!
This year we watched the eclipse
on top of epic new roof decks–
the whole neighborhood was out for a while.
More epic news in 2017!
And best of all, New York Mag agrees (see Sept 1)
Let's end with the loveliest story of the year
which is to say:
By night, an Olympic hopeful skiing phenom
training to represent his home country of Kosovo.
Rooting for Nik is a true delight,
A very happy new year to you all
2018 is just in time - We'll see you January Second,
standing in the Yumpling Truck line :)
Alexandria, Chris & Clara
The DUMBO Improvement District