DUMBO (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Take a Look at the Newest Bites at Smorgasburg

    Smorgasburg, which returned for its fourth season at Brooklyn Flea last weekend, is a Williamsburg institution and constant source of joy (Ramenburgers! Local beer! Mighty Quinns!) and aggravation (ugh, this line). Now in its second season, the DUMBO Sunday market (at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The CitiBike Program to Arrive Sometime in May

    Now that we have a map of stations and a confirmation from the Department of Transportation that absolute tourist mayhem won't break out, it looks like we finally are seeing this CitiBike program come into fruition with a definite arrival date. Janette Sadik-Khan, DOT commissioner, told reporters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Robert Sietsema At Masak; Tejal Rao At Governor

    Robert Sietsema says that Singaporean joint Masak is Asian rustic: "But instead of making diners dodge crab-shell fragments like at Fatty Crab, Masak delivers the primmer and more approachable chili crab dip." Tejal Rao heads out to DUMBO and eats at Governor, where she notes that the chef is both ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2012

    Well Hello, Governor

    DUMBO's new restaurant from the Colonie team

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Huazontle: DUMBO's Gran Electrica Gives It a Green Whirl

    It's the season for huazontle, a spindly plant from Mexico with bright green branches with thousands of tiny buds, somewhat similar to the beads on broccoli florets. Eaten around the Holy Week of Lent, the buds have a mild spinachy flavor. Though beautiful specimens have been popping up in Mexican m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Dawn Casale and David Crofton of One Girl Cookies on Dessert Nostalgia: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Dawn Casale and David CroftonDawn and Dave are bringing a little piece of Cobble Hill to Dumbo​Yesterday we spoke with Dawn Casale and David Crofton, the owners of One Girl Cookies (68 Dean Street, 212-675-4996), about their new cookbook. Today they discuss nostalgic desserts an ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011


    Artists and musicians take over DUMBO

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    Karen O and company take on opera

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Hecho en Dumbo to Spawn Salon Hecho, Next Door

    Hecho to spawn a Salon.​Some stirrings over at Hecho en Dumbo, on the Bowery: construction on Salon Hecho, next door, has begun. The annex will be modeled after hip Mexico City cantinas, specializing in infused mezcals called abocados and featuring live bands, both from here and south of the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    There Will Soon Be Two One Girl Cookies

    One Girl CookiesVoid, filled.​Five-and-a-half years after opening its wee storefront in Cobble Hill, One Girl Cookies is expanding to a second location in DUMBO.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Dumbo Gets Free Wi-Fi; Manhattan's Paid Version to Follow

    ​As of today, Dumbo, Brooklyn, is the first -- and only -- location in the city to offer a free wireless network for the neighborhood. It's called Dumbo Wi-Fi, and it will be available outside, in streets, parks, and plazas, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges -- including in the newly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    The Next Brooklyn Takedown Will Be Grits

    theeathenpath.comKiss these grits.​Matt Timms has announced the next installment in his series of amateur cooking Takedowns -- and its Grits. The event will take place June 27 at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO as part of the NYC Food Film Festival. A little pricier than former Takedowns, ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Breaking: Manhole Explodes in Dumbo, Funny Headline Inevitable

    ​Ah, Spring, the season where things in New York City just can't seem to want to stop blowing up (however unsuccessfully), or can't actually stop blowing up.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Hecho en Dumbo's Corn Smut Quesadillas

    ​It's probably nicer to say huitlacoche, but doesn't corn smut sound more exciting?

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010


    Pop the kickstand on your weekly art fix

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Golden Pan Bringing Organic Crepes to Dumbo

    Crepes creep into Dumbo.​With its effete European pedigree and promises of wholesome purity is there a food more emblematic of Dumbo than the organic crepe? The proprietors of Golden Pan apparently think not. They're bringing their wares to the neighborhood at some point in the near future, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Curvy and Tasty: DUMBO's Baco Cafe

    Elizabeth DwoskinDUMBO's Baco Cafe​ It's hard to describe the Baco Cafe, which opened in DUMBO in August, without sounding over the top. The place could just as easily be a furniture store, a design shop, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage--only it happens to be an Israeli restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    SkyWatch Anti-Crime Tower Goes Up on Canal Street

    We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2009


    1, 2, 3, 4 . . . I declare a Marshmallow Civil War?

  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2009


    Artists take over DUMBO

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Hecho en Dumbo Moving to the Bowery

    Yesterday, Marion's. Tomorrow, Mexican.​What happens when Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery? It's still Hecho en Dumbo, new borough be damned.  Ethan Smith, one of the owners of the Mexican restaurant that for the past two and a half years has been doing evening-only service at Dumbo's G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Back at Dumbo General Store...

    Once Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery, the Dumbo General Store will expand its service to fill the void left by the Hecho crew's amicable departure. According to Thom Pitts, the Store's manager, "we're presently working on a dinner-type menu" with some help from a friend of Pitts who's an executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    TransAlt Celebrates New DUMBO Bike Path Where Member Cracked Up

    ​In 2005 Transportation Alternatives' Noah Budnick hit a pothole on Sands Street in DUMBO and cracked up badly. So he and the rest of TransAlt are especially happy to see the Sands Street bike path completed, affording bikers coming on and off the Manhattan Bridge, or just tooling around the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Brooklyn ATM Charging $3.99 for a Withdrawal

    Amazing. An ATM in DUMBO is charging an exorbitant $3.99 to withdraw money. Mike McLaughlin of the Brooklyn Paper pegs the ATM machine as at the foot of Old Fulton Street in DUMBO -- with its delightful panoramic view of the Brooklyn Bridge -- as one of the city's more egregious tourist traps. Is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Winter Brooklyn Flea Gets Fed

    I was literally just walking around Fort Greene dreaming of the snow melting, spring coming, and the flea market returning when this news came in.  As you may or may not know, the Brooklyn Flea has relocated to an indoor space in Dumbo for the winter, calling itself the Winter Antiques Market. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Sky Watch Returns to Dumbo; Where's Ours?

    Our friends in Dumbo have told us they've been worried about crime -- though the NYPD stats show it going down in the neighborhood, some property crimes have been making the newer, richer people nervous. But we didn't know the neighborhood actually had police conning towers -- aka "Sky Watch." One w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Local Craftspeople Make Art About Books for NY Public Library

    The New York Public Library is collaborating with design*sponge to get five local artists to "come to the library" and "become inspired by its collections." In this introductory video installment of "Design By the Book" we meet the artists: creators of artsy glasswares and dishes in Williamsburg, a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008
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    September 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Your Turn: Is Your Rent Worth It?

    In this week's Voice cover story, "How Not to Pay Rent," Maria Luisa Tucker reports on tenants who live in illegal lofts and just stop paying. The legal situation may be changing, but until now landlords have had little practical means of collecting. She profiles one group of roommates, in Brooklyn' ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    July 18, 2006
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    January 17, 2006

    Behind the Bar

    Talking with Keith Moss, Superfine bartender

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    November 30, 2004
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    October 5, 2004
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    August 3, 2004
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    April 20, 2004
  • Music

    January 20, 2004
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    April 22, 2003
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    November 5, 2002
  • Art

    June 25, 2002

    Space Jam

    The Art World's New Alternatives

  • NYC Life

    March 5, 2002
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    January 1, 2002
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    December 4, 2001
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    October 9, 2001
  • Specials

    February 13, 2001
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    February 15, 2000
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    February 8, 2000

    Brooklyn Collage

    photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 1999

    One Hundred Years of Pulchritude

    Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

  • Theater

    December 15, 1998

    Bridge Work

    Brooklyn's New Alternative Theater

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