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Architecture, condos, DUMBO, New Developments

Renderings courtesy of Marchmade

The curvy, twisting tower rising in Dumbo launched sales this week, with condos starting at $1.75 million. Developed by Fortis Property Group and designed by Hill West Architects, Olympia Dumbo contains 76 residences ranging from one- to five-bedroom apartments. According to a spokesperson for the project, the building’s top-floor penthouses, which will list for $16 million and $15.5 million, could become the neighborhood’s most expensive condos ever sold if they sell at the asking prices.

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City Living, Design, DUMBO

All photos by Gregg Richards

At the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest branch, reading comes with a view. The library opened the Adams Street Library in Dumbo this week, marking the first new library built in the borough in nearly 40 years and the first branch to open in the neighborhood. Bordering Brooklyn Bridge Park and tucked underneath the Manhattan Bridge, the library has 15-foot windows that face the East River and lower Manhattan skyline.

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Cool Listings, DUMBO

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

If you haven’t taken a selfie there yourself, you’ve definitely seen more of them than you can count–the corner of Washington and Water Streets, a cobblestone block with two brick warehouse buildings on either side framing a view of the Manhattan Bridge, often considered the most Instagrammable spot in Brooklyn. This loft is located in one of those buildings at 31 Washington Street, and it’s just as photogenic as what’s outside. The four-bedroom, top-floor condo is one of the largest in the neighborhood at 3,200 square feet, and it has 25 windows, four exposures, and three huge skylights.

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Cool Listings, DUMBO

Listing photos by Tim Waltman-Evan Joseph

This Dumbo penthouse has been featured in over a dozen design publications, including Architectural Digest, Dwell, and The New York Times. And it’s for good reason. Designed by General Assembly, there are interesting details everywhere: Reclaimed oak beams from 19th-century barns serve as the floors; a glam built-in bar doubles as a pet-food station; and there are concrete walls and Flavor Paper wallpaper throughout. In addition, there are two balconies and a massive roof deck with views of the Manhattan Bridge and downtown skyline. Located at 102 Gold Street, the two-bedroom condo is asking $2,450,000.

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Architecture, condos, DUMBO, New Developments, Rentals

Morris Adjmi’s mixed-use towers top out in Dumbo

By Devin Gannon, Wed, September 16, 2020

Rendering by Williams New York

Architect Morris Adjmi’s latest residential project officially topped out in Dumbo last month. A former parking lot, 85 Jay Street is now home to two sleek 21-story towers comprised of residential units and space for retail. Dubbed Front & York, the complex will bring a mix of 728 condo and rental units to a full block in the neighborhood when it opens next year, making it one of the largest developments in Dumbo. Current availability for the condos ranges from a one-bedroom for $965,000 to a four-bedroom penthouse for $7.85 million.

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Art, Brooklyn, DUMBO

Photos: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund NY

A new art installation featuring five giant bells in 14-foot-tall structures will open at Brooklyn Bridge Park this week. Created by San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo, Reverberation allows visitors to ring each bell, drilled with a variety of holes to produce different tones and pitch. The exhibition, curated by the Public Art Fund, will be on view at the waterfront park from August 20 through April 18, 2021.

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Restaurants

Outdoor dining comes to two NYC food halls

By Devin Gannon, Mon, August 3, 2020

The Market Line Patio; Credit: Greater Studio

With nearly 10,000 New York City restaurants open for outdoor dining, now even food halls are getting in on the Open Restaurants program. The Market Line at Essex Crossing on Friday opened a spacious outdoor patio and a menu made up of a mix of vendors from the Lower East Side food hall. And Time Out Market will reopen its fifth-floor rooftop and seating along the waterfront in Dumbo this week.

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DUMBO, Restaurants

Courtesy of the Dumbo Improvement District

Over the weekend, nearly two dozen streets currently closed to cars opened to outdoor dining, including one of New York City’s most photographed blocks. In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, outdoor dining was expanded onto several streets, like on Washington Street between Water Street and Front Streets, where the Manhattan Bridge is perfectly framed between buildings. As part of the expanded open restaurants program, the Dumbo restaurants can take over the streets on Friday nights and weekends only.

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Brooklyn, DUMBO

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Three acres of new parkland opened at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday, putting construction of the waterfront park one step closer to completion. Located east of Pier 2, the Pier 2 Uplands features a 6,300 square foot lawn and a new water play area made up of salvaged pieces of Pier 3. Runoff water from the play area will be caught by an underground retention tank and will be reused for irrigation throughout the site.

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Brooklyn, DUMBO, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Rendering courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Plans to build a public plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge that will connect the Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo sections of the waterfront park are moving forward. The Landmarks Preservation Commission last week approved designs from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to transform a currently fenced-off lot into a two-acre civic space. The project is the final section of the park; construction began in 2008 and has been opening in phases over the last decade.

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