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DUMBO Is Under Construction

Keep your eyes on this page for all the updated news on DUMBO's street reconstruction and infrastructure rehab. Starting April 2019. 

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.

Hot Off The Press!

What’s Happening on your Belgian Block?

6/26/2020: DDC Releases Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin

 The full bulletin can be found here.

6/16/2020: DDC Announces Restrictions to Curbside Parking & Driveway Access / Intermittent Street Closure

Please be advised that on/about Thursday, June 18, 2020, and continuing Monday – Friday, weather and field conditions permitting, Restrictions to Curbside Parking & Driveway Access / Intermittent Street Closure will be in effect on John Street from Adams Street to Pearl Street. Full details can be found here.

3/20/2020: DDC Announces Water Service Interruption Hold

Please be advised that all Water Services Interruptions for project HWKKP005  have been suspended until further notice.

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

Find all archived construction announcements here.

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Want to stay updated on all of the latest street construction? Reach out to the DUMBO/ Vinegar Hill Construction Community Liaison (CCL) at or call: (718) 362-6097.

You can also send all construction-related inquiries to the DUMBO BID at