Ode to Dumbo (2018 Edition)

Happy 2019, DUMBO! It's a tradition around here to close out the year with a poem. Behold, our ode to 2018:

Oh hey there Dumbo!
You gorgeous hood - 
Your bridges are bustling!
Your instagram feed looks good!

We're getting a new Library
The first Brooklyn's seen in 40 years!
A grocery store is under construction
(everybody cheers!)

Yes 2018 was radical –
New buildings like Etsy's stock price are on the rise
29 Jay will be an office tower
Panorama's sign could be the ultimate techie prize!

The Jehovahs have sold their final lot
85 Jay construction is in full swing
Fortis will build on the Front and York spot
Female rockstar politicians all visited the Wing.

What a year on Water Street! 
A sauna spa in the old Dumbo Spot
OddFellows + Butler Bakery
J Crew + a fancy barber shop!

St. Ann's Warehouse wowed  
we all sang O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A.
DUMBO Open Studios saw record crowds
(You should participate this May!!)

Empire Stores is really humming –
Time Out Market is coming soon,
And the Dumbo House pool side crowd
made everybody swoon.

Did you see the Dumbos dropping in September?
Play in the snow this November?
Did you drink some beers at Oktoberfest
or too many to remember? 

The NY Times started a Dumbo Tour,
World Cup under the Archway was a major score,
And then there was the filming. All over the place for sure!

Gotham filming has wrapped for good,
Billions infiltrated the hood,
and Joaquin Phoenix could be seen
causing tiny Dumbonians to scream.

Jacques Torres
became a TV star,

And our logo was also made famous
at this super trendy Bangkok Bar!

2019 will be awesome too
so stick around my friends.
We are psyched to share this place with you  –
Happy New Year! 

Alexandria, Chris & Clara 
The DUMBO Improvement District

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