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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?

9/13/2019: Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin Released

Full details can be found here.

9/13/2019: Work To Commence On Water Street from Bridge to Gold

Please be advised that on/about Monday, September 16, 2019, weather and field conditions permitting, Restrictions to Curbside Parking & Driveway Access and Full Street Closure will be in effect at the above location- Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm - to facilitate work operations. Please observe posted signage.

Full details can be found 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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Want to stay updated on all of the latest street construction? Reach out to the DUMBO/ Vinegar Hill Construction Community Liaison (CCL) at dumbovinegarhillccl@gmail.com or call: (718) 362-6097.

You can also send all construction-related inquiries to the DUMBO BID at streetconstruction@dumbonyc.org.