luke’s comes to dumbo!

485474_10151453857547473_217977883_nmy favorite lobster roll shop comes to dumbo starting memorial day monday.  luke’s lobster will share a space with no 7 sub in the smokestack building. located right below the brooklyn bridge, luke’s will be open 7 days a week from 11am to 9pm. with the limited amount of restaurants in the area, they will surely be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

dumbo’s stained glass water tower

tom fruin’s “watertower”,  which has been on display above one of dumbo’s loft buildings since earlier this summer, is made of approximately 1,000 pieces of reclaimed plexiglass scraps that were sourced locally from NYC.  the steel sculpture sits majestically above the brooklyn skyline and can be seen from the cobblestone streets below.  i like walking home from work and seeing it glisten in the sky behind the bridge – its really quite pretty.

for those of you who aren’t able to see the sculpture in person, check out this webcam that shows the watertower in time lapse.

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this weekend: art comes to dumbo

the annual dumbo arts festival comes to the neighborhood this weekend.  on my walk home the past two nights, codex dynamic has been prepping their exhibit (picture above); this was the highlight of last year’s event, and i can’t wait to see what they have in store for 2012.  if you’ve never made the trek out to brooklyn for the festival, i highly recommend it – the entire neighborhood turns into an art frenzy, and everywhere you look there is something cool.  i’m really looking forward to it!


smorgasburg comes to dumbo

brooklyn flea’s smorgasburg launched in dumbo’s historic tobacco warehouse this afternoon. the outdoor food fair will be open 11am-6pm every sunday until november 18th.  i’ve enjoyed the smorgasburg at williamsburg waterfront a couple times this summer, but its definitely going to be nice to have some yummy food just steps from my apartment.

highlights of my visit included a lobster roll from red hook lobster pound, gourmet pigs in a blanket from brooklyn piggies, and a delicious toasted coconut donut from dough.

my goal: to go every weekend and try all of the 80 or so vendors.  yum.

summer sunset

intense sunset

sunset over the manhattan

the weather is pretty awful today, but this weekend it was gorgeous.  here’s a shot from my kitchen window taken on friday night.