Cobbling together

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.

Hot Off The Press!

What’s Happening on your Belgian Block?

7/16/2021 DDC Announces Temporary MTA/NYCT B25 Bus Stop Closure / Intermittent Street Closure

Please be advised that beginning on / or about Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (weather and field conditions permitting), the following MTA/NYCT B25 Bus Stops will be temporarily closed for approximately four (4) weeks, to facilitate excavation /  sewer installation on Main Street from Water Street to Front Street:

  • Water St. / Main St. 
  • Old Fulton St. / Hicks St.

For the Water St. / Main St.  bus stop, bus B25  will stop on Front St. at York St.
For the Old Fulton St. / Hicks St.  bus stop, bus B25 will stop at Elizabeth Place.
Attached is the Community Advisory for more details.

Also attached is the Intermittent Street Closure Community Advisory, to begin on / or about Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (weather and field conditions permitting), on Main Street from Water Street to Front Street, for approximately four (4) weeks, to facilitate excavation / sewer installation.

8/2/2021 DDC Releases Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin

Please find attached the Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin for the week ending Friday, August 13, 2021.

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. 

Be advised that ConEd wingback work activity may be temporarily suspended due to Con Edison Heat Advisory.

6/1/201 DDC Releases June/July 2021 Newsletter

Read all about it here.

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