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DUMBO Arts Festival to transform waterfront into art playground

From an audio-visual projection spanning the Manhattan Bridge Archway to a massive ever-shifting quilt in Brooklyn Bridge Park to an ancient ship festooned with drawings by New York City students on the East River, the 17th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival, sponsored by AT&T and Two Trees, will offer a free feast for the senses this weekend from September 27-29.



‘Bubbles of Hope’ to bounce through DUMBO Arts Festival on Saturday

One of the many spectacles taking place during this weekend’s 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival is "Bubbles of Hope," a “joyous” choreographed procession through the streets led by Andrey Bartenev, a Russian performance artist.

The 60-artist-plus-audience procession, accompanied by live music, weaves its way through the neighborhood on Saturday from 12 – 2 p.m. Meet at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park at noon.


Design group chooses Brooklyn Bridge Park for annual award

Brooklyn Bridge Park will receive the International Furnishing and Design Association’s (IFDA’s) annual Big Apple Award on Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galapagos Art Center, 16 Main St., DUMBO.


Windsor Terrace is first in Brooklyn to compost its trash

Residents of Windsor Terrace had better be careful where they throw those banana peels!

The community will become the first in Brooklyn to take part in a pilot program by city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS) to collect organic waste, including food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings, for the purpose of composting.

Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope-Windsor Terrace) announced on his website that the program will begin the week of Oct. 7.

The pilot program is voluntary, according to Lander, who said it’s also very easy.


Running on Real Estate for September 26

People are back at it. Once Labor Day passes, everything changes. And I'm not just talking about the falling leaves and cooler temps. It's like a seasonal switch has flipped. Gone are the humid, half-days of work on summer Fridays. It's full speed ahead to overachieve every waking hour. Increased demand is a good thing for those of us whose success is determined solely by our performance. No clients means no income.


As waterfront developments flourish, 1 Bklyn Bridge Park needs new retail

It's game on at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The developer of the luxury condo conversion at the south end of the ever-more glamorous waterfront park has hired a new leasing agent for a fresh campaign to find tenants for 68,000 square feet of vacant retail space in the nearly empty base of the building.


Hynes no longer in D.A. race, Thompson puts together “transition team”

After some speculation that incumbent Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes may challenge the Democratic nominee, Kenneth Thompson, on the Conservative Party ticket, Hynes has unequivocally stated that he will not continue to campaign for the D.A. seat under any political party in the Nov. 5 general election.


Chess lovers flock to Montague Street for outdoor fun at Summer Space

The second of two Summer Space events on Montague St. took place last Sunday, Sept. 22, and featured dance, music performances and the ever-popular Brooklyn Heights Dog Show. A giant chess game, chess tables and demonstrations were provided by the educational organization New York Chess & Games, courtesy of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, on the scene to take some great photos.


Mangia! Chamber of Commerce hosts Italian Restaurant Week

In the mood for some delicious lasagna? If you are, then the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has good news for you.

The chamber is hosting its first ever "Explore Brooklyn: Italian Restaurant Week," which will take place from Oct. 10-17. Thirty-nine restaurants around the borough will be offering special deals to entice customers during the celebration, which coincides with Italian Heritage Month and the week of Columbus Day.


Brooklyn Autism Center celebrates new location with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC), a 1:1 nonprofit, private school for children with Autism, will be celebrating its move to its new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 PM.



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