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DUMBO Is Under Construction


The Capital Project

Here’s the plan.

Starting in 2019, the New York City Department of Design and Construction will rehabilitate Dumbo's beloved but beleaguered Belgian block streets - improving safety, replacing hundred year old water and sewer pipes, updating our sidewalks and bike lanes, adding crosswalks, and completing the transformation of the Pearl Street Triangle and Archway into a permanent public plaza.

The Dumbo Improvement District and Community Board 2 have been advocating for this project for more than a decade. It has been approved by CB2 and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Many thanks to NYCDOT, NYCDEP, Councilmember Steve Levin and former Borough President Marty Markowitz for funding this critical infrastructure project, saving our Belgian blocks and making Dumbo a more pedestrian-friendly, bike-friendly, historic, charming and flood-resistant neighborhood.

Belgian Block Restoration

Dumbo's Streets to be fixed! Read all about the plan to save the Belgian Blocks and improve biking and walking conditions around the neighborhood.

Hot Off The Press!

What’s Happening on your Belgian Block?

5/13/2022 DDC Releases Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin

Please find attached the Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin for the week ending Friday, May 27, 2022.

The attached Bulletin is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming weeks. However, due to unforeseen field and weather conditions, it may become necessary to change some scheduled work locations, operations and dates.
Temporary street closures will be necessary during working hours.

Parking Restrictions will remain in effect.

Work schedule for 05/16/22 to 05/20/22
- Intersection of Plymouth St. & Anchorage Pl. : 12” valve chamber installation

Work schedule for 05/16/22 to 05/27/22
- Water St. from Pearl St. to Jay St.: 36” trunk water main excavation and installation
- Main St. from Plymouth St. to Water St.: Curb/Sidewalk installation.
- Main St. from Front St. to Water St.: Roadway restoration / excavation and installation – Set roadway Belgian blocks (Full street closure will be in effect 24 hours a day / 7 Days a week).

4/29/2022 DDC Announces Temporary Road Closure

Please be advised that FULL STREET CLOSURE will be in effect on Main Street between Front Street and Water Street, beginning Friday, May 6, 2022 through Friday, June 17, 2022,  24 hours a day / 7 days a week, to accommodate Roadway Restoration. Sidewalk access will be maintained at all times.

Signs will be posted in advance. 

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Attached is the Community Advisory for more details.

Download the full notice of commencement from the Department of Design and Construction here.

Find all archived construction announcements here.

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Blenda Coracao
Tectonic  Engineering
NYCDDC - Community Construction Liaison (CCL)
Project: HWKKP005 Reconstruction of DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Area

Address: 25 Chapel Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Office: (718) 362-6097 / Cell: (917)600-7288
CCL Work Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm