Tech and the City
Dumbo, the impossibly hip haven conjured by David Walentas two decades ago, has become the first area of New York City where the parks and the plazas are covered by free wireless Internet access. Don’t expect it to spark a trend, though, as Adrianne Jeffries at our sister site BetaBeat reports:
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The Times Real Estate section had dueling stories from the the most expensive–and acronymed!–neighborhoods on each side of the East River this weekend. So here is a quiz. Which newly tony hood said what? (Hint: both have Belgian block, the Gray Lady reports, but only one has extinct railroad tracks.)
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The wind turbine craze isn’t likely to catch on in New York City anytime soon, but the same apparently can’t be said for Dumbo office space. Yet another company, Wind-Products, is abandoning Soho and moving across the bridge in search of hip office digs and perhaps a tax credit. It has leased 2,972 square feet Read More
Block By Block
The naming of a neighborhood is always a somewhat elaborate tug of a war, but last year residents of Dumbo faced a rare quandary, when City Hall officialy named the area New York’s Digital District. Though the neighborhood has been reborn with a new moniker roughly every half-century-Olympia, in keeping with the post-Revolutionary trend of Read More
Etsy’s spacious office in DUMBO is as whimsical as the site.
The desks, checkered office curtains and office embellishments like a six-foot pair of wooden eyeglasses were all purchased on the site, which The New York Times calls an “online bazaar” from a “crafty company” in a story today about how Etsy “eats its Read More
Real estate agents are chomping at the bit to start selling office space under the moniker of Silicon Beach, a section of Dumbo now home to 65 digital companies in a five-block radius.
Fortune profiled this locale, which boasts affordable office space just one subway stop from Manhattan. Dumbo’s big dog is probably Etsy, Read More
“Dumbo” is kind of misleading for this one. This five-bedroom, five-bath in the price-dropping Bridgeview Tower basically sits on top of the Manhattan Bridge. The views don’t suck–and neither does the double staircase, master suite sitting room or wraparound terraces–but the glossy, glass and marble execution is a little frigid, especially when compared to the Read More
Etsy is an online marketplace for every concievable variety of hand made craft, and their Dumbo office reflects its DIY ethos.
Mashable took a stroll through the space, which Etsy has occupied for a little over a year.
It’s packed with taxidermy deer, steampunk flashdrives and a beautiful facade from a London telephone booth.
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Pregnant? Thinking of becoming pregnant? Never seen one of these annoying ads asking you such questions on the subway?Aptsandlofts.com broker Jonathan Tager has just the Dumbo condominium for you.
Its master suite and nursery (not to mention Dumbo’s organic grocers and Maclaren-wide sidewalks) cater to the hip-young-couple-plus-accessory-baby demographic. The J’s perks fit the lifestyle, too: yoga Read More
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- Yes, Tony Danza has a reality show in which he is…a teacher? What? But also, he allegedly “cries no fewer than four times” in the first episode. Yes. Give us more. Who’s the boss…of emo-land?
- Broccoli advertises. People pay attention and buy more broccoli. Does this mean people are also buying Read More