Retail news for our neighborhood
DUMBO Heights has a new coffee shop, a breakfast taco place opened inside the Clark Street subway station and DUMBO got one more furniture shop! Bluestone Lane coffee shop is now open at 55 Prospect Street in DUMBO Heights. Additionally to their extensive coffee menu, their all-day menu is focused on seasonal, health-oriented offerings including brunch highlights [...]
New West Elm flagship store in DUMBO open
The new West Elm flagship, the first tenant at the Empire Stores in DUMBO is now open! They have closed their Front Street location and also moved their offices to the Empire Stores. The new store is over 14,000 sq ft big and features reclaimed materials from the original building, gorgeous views of the river and the [...]
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DryBar opening in Boerum Hill in September
The famous blow-out chain Dry Bar will open its first Brooklyn location at 215 Pacific Street  in September 2016. They only offer blow-outs, no cuts, no color starting at $45 washing included. Stay tuned for detailed opening date.   Comment
Help MS to win a class set of Ipads
The middle school Spanish program has the opportunity to win a class set of iPads from Duolingo, simply by being the school that gets the most online votes through the link here. Duolingo is a free language learning app and website that MS 8 students now use [...]
Mega party with free ice cream, games, DJ Questlove & more in Brooklyn Bridge Park 8/22
On August 22, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will illuminate the New York City skyline. With the help of Bill Nye, Questlove, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park will inspire new generations to discover America’s treasures, the national parks. The public is invited to join [...]
Brooklyn Bridge could get bigger pedestrian and bicycle lanes
The Department of Transportation has initiated a an engineering study to relieve overcrowding of the existing promenade, to enhance the visitor experience and to improve safety of cyclists and pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge. Pedestrian volumes have increased 20% in the PM and 275% on the weekend from May 2008 to May 2015. Bicycle volumes have increased 66% [...]
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