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Getting ready to light up in DUMBO

Technicians set up heavy equipment and tested effects Wednesday night in preparation the first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) scheduled to kick off in DUMBO on Nov. 6 and continue through Nov. 8. … Full Article
 

Scaling the Heights: Brooklyn-born or transplanted, devoted residents here plant their deep roots

Around Halloween, when golden maple leaves collect along the streets and orange pumpkins give stoops and steps a warm glow, Brooklyn Heights looks and feels almost, for New York City at least, like small town America — but reconstructed among brownstones and apartment blocks. … Full Article
 

Part-time Brooklynite to release ‘Surrendering Oz’ — ‘Oz’ with a feminist twist

Part-time Brooklynite Bonnie Friedman will release her newest work, “Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays,” on Nov. 10 at BookCourt at 7 p.m. with a reading, interactive audience Q&A and book signing event.   … Full Article
 

Gowanus community prepares to fight proposed parole site

A group of concerned Brooklynites have filed suit against New York state to halt the construction of a proposed location for a large parole facility in the Gowanus neighborhood. … Full Article
 

A different kind of dinner-and-a-show at FERN Talks & Eats

Dinner and a show, Brooklyn style. The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) hosted its very first FERN Talks and Eats party, an evening of storytelling, music, performances and food at the Green Building in Gowanus on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Construction updates for various DUMBO residential developments

Progress, progress, progress, all over the place. Construction work is moving forward nicely at DUMBO residential developments we've spotlighted in the past year, and a couple new ones as well. … Full Article
 

From forks to fancy condos at 51 Jay St. in DUMBO

Knives, forks, spoons, condos. This word sequence makes sense if you're talking about 51 Jay St. … Full Article
 

December's the move-in date for the first tenants of Walentas' Dock Street development in DUMBO

Before you know it, tenants will be living in a new apartment building thisclose to the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article
 

DUMBO is so photogenic, it's ridiculous

Seriously. If this place were any more picturesque, it would be a crime. We were walking around DUMBO recently to eyeball its residential construction sites. As any self-respecting tourist can tell you, the neighborhood is rip-roaringly scenic.  … Full Article
 

Here’s everyone's favorite street for photos in DUMBO

DUMBO's Washington Street is where it's at as far as photographers are concerned. Whether they're selfie-snappers or wielders of long-angle lenses, hordes of picture-takers gravitate to the end of the street closest to the Manhattan Bridge.  … Full Article
 

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