J.Crew store coming to DUMBO
The Commercial Observer has learned that J.Crew will open a store in the Empire Stores in DUMBO. The national clothing brand has leased 3,500 square feet of retail on the ground floor of the former tobacco warehouse at 55 Water Street, according to sources familiar with the transaction. The store is expected to open [...]
Cobble Hill Playschool now taking applications for 2019-20, limited space available for 2018-19 (sponsored)
Cobble Hill Playschool is a nationally-accredited (NAEYC), child-centered preschool that has been serving Brooklyn families for over 40 years. Masters-level teachers and art professionals comprise our experienced faculty. Our play-based curriculum and robust arts program represent the best of developmentally appropriate preschool practice.  In our 4,000 square-foot, mixed-aged classroom, children work side by side, learning [...]
Treasure Trunk Theater opening new permanent location in Brooklyn Heights
Treasure Trunk Theater is opening a new 700 square feet studio for kids classes and summer programs. The new permanent home is located at 141 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry, with 700 square feet of studio space and an open floor plan designed for theatrical exploration. Their summer camp programming begins June [...]
New food hall replacing Hill Country Barbecue in Downtown Brooklyn
The spaces that housed Hill Country Fried Chicken and Hill Country Barbecue Market at 345 Adams Street will soon be combined — and replaced with an Austin-inspired food hall called Hill Country Food Park according to Eater NY. They will be serving breakfast tacos, donuts, coffee, Hill Country barbecue, Hill Country fried chicken, [...]
Kids short film festival in DUMBO 6/2
The annual Kids Film Fest will take place at the New York Media Center in DUMBO on June 2nd. The film program is tailored for children of all ages (films are rated “G”) and consists of numerous short animation, live-action and documentary films. A Q & A with the filmmakers and a [...]
New Animation & Music Camp on Memorial Day in DUMBO (sponsored)
$90 Memorial Day camp special at the new Animation and Music Camp for ages 5 to 10 at 247 Water Street at Balorette Martial Arts Center for kids in DUMBO. In this Stop Motion Animation & Music camp young creators ages 5 to 10 will learn [...]
Participatory budgeting winners 2018 in our neighborhood
The winning project of the 2018 Participatory Budgeting are here: George Westinghouse High School is getting new bathrooms and un-zoned public schools PS 133, Brooklyn New School and The Children’s School will get a coordinator to achieve diversity-in-admissions goals. District 33 winners in our neighborhood include (all winning projects here): Bathroom Renovation at [...]


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