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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?

11/3/2019: Water Service Interruption Confirmation: November 4th

Please be advised that on Monday, November 4th, Water Service Interruption will occur at/or about 8:00 am for approximately 8 hours, at the following locations:

  • Front Street- Washington Street to Jay Street
  • Pearl Street- Water Street to York Street

Please be advised that on Monday, November 4th, Water Service Interruption has been confirmed on Adams Street from Front Street to Prospect Street from 6:00 am to 7:30 am.

Confirmation notices can be found here and here.

11/8/2019: DDC Releases Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin

The following is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming week. However, due to unforeseen field and weather conditions, it may become necessary to change some scheduled work locations, operations and dates.

Plymouth St. / Jay St. Intersection; Adams St. from Water St. to Front St.

  • Excavation / Utility Relocation

Front St. from Adams St. to Pearl St. ; Front St. from Washington St. to Main St.

  • Excavation / Distribution Water Main Installation

Anchorage Place from Plymouth St. to Water St.

  • Excavation / Belgian Blocks Removal / Distribution Water Main Installation

Find the full bulletin here.

11/3/2019: Water Service Interruption Announcement: November 15th

Please be advised that on Monday, November 4th, Water Service Interruption will occur at/or about 8:00 am for approximately 8 hours, at the following locations:

  • Front Street- Pearl Street to Jay Street
  • Pearl Street- Front Street to York Street

Find the full notice 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.