Unless owners own their building, there is not a lot of protection from rising rents
Ivy Wong will have hot dogs and steak—with her family in California.
Brooklyn rents swing upward as Manhattan gets cheaper, leaving only a $300 gap between the two.
Unemployment figures are one thing. How about the price of bread, the size of the rent hike, or the going rate for balloons?
This is the story of how Dumbo went from an underutilized waterfront area to a thriving industrial, commercial and tech hub.
In his studio in Dumbo, Aaron Tyler Kuffner creates a robotic ensemble of traditional Indonesian Gamelan instruments.
In DUMBO, Brooklyn, Chelle Carlisle operates Cheeky Dog, a daycare for canines. After opening the small business 7 years ago, her business has expanded significantly. DUMBO’s dog population has increased significantly as well over the past few years with the influx of new residents, and the pet-friendly neighborhood, which includes regular dog-runs and spacious parks nearby.
For the first time, local residents of Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn’s 33rd District, and have real decision-making power, through Participatory Budgeting, a program in which residents vote directly to decide how to spend up to $1 million of their council member’s discretionary funding.
Historic Jane’s Carousel was nearly inundated by Superstorm Sandy three months ago, and the recovery has been grueling.