Update on East River oil spill at Farragut Substation in Vinegar Hill
A transformer failure at Con Edison’s DUMBO location that likely leached thousands of gallons of mineral oil into the East River happened on Sunday. Contractors are working to clean up insulating oil released from one of its large transformers in this substation. Since the failure and rupture of the transformer, Con Edison has been excavating and removing [...]
Welcome Eladia’s Kids! Opening in DUMBO September 2017! (sponsored)
Park Slope’s premiere Day Care and Preschool Eladia’s Kids is coming to DUMBO this fall. They are accepting applications for children 3 months to 5 years of age for their brand new state-of-the-art facility at 10 Jay Street. Eladia’s Kids offers a unique, innovative and socially-conscious curriculum for children 3 months – [...]
World Science Festival: Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park 6/3
Brooklyn Bridge Park lights up the night’s sky with high-tech interactive and stargazing activities during this year’s World Science Festival. Step up to a telescope for an up-close look at the moon, Jupiter, and beyond. Then, take part in UP! Umbrella Project, a participatory experience created by Pilobolus in collaboration [...]
Protect Like A Mother exhibit in DUMBO
A free, family-friendly exhibit will pay tribute to the fiercest moms on the planet through larger-than-life interactive animal installations, reaching up to 24 feet in height and including an eagle, an octopus and an orangutan. The installations will chronicle motherly instincts through visual storyboards of the most incredible moms on Earth. The [...]
Condos for sale on former Brooklyn Heights Cinema site
70 Henry Street, the condo building that is going up on the former Brooklyn Heights Cinema site, has launched sales for 3 of the 5 condo units in the building. “Nestled within historic Brooklyn Heights, 70 Henry is a boutique collection of brand new luxury [...]
A look inside the junk yard playground on Governors Island
Play:ground is an adventure playground and junk yard for kids that opened last year on Governors Island. They offer 50,000 square feet of space in which they supply young people with materials for building, exploring, imagining and destroying. Some tools provided are nails, hammers and saws, paint, tires, wood, fabrics and [...]
Great Schools For All: Desegregation – where we are now and envisioning a path to the future
The District 13 CEC will host a panel discussion about the District’s desegregation process: Where we are now and envisioning a path to the future. Panelists are Laurie Cumbo (NYC Council Member), Steve Levin (NYC Council Member), Nikole Hannah-Jones (NY Times Reporter) and Yasmeen Khan (WNYC Reporter). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 16th from [...]
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