Tag Archives: DUMBO

Painting an Icon (Again and Again)

Brooklyn-based artist Robert Goldstrom has painted one building, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, 108 times and counting — in every season, weather, time of day, and from every possible angle.  Goldstrom never intended to paint one subject so obsessively, but since … Continue reading

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Need some vintage furnishings for that old house? Check out the indoor flea market in DUMBO, Brooklyn’s cold-weather answer to the popular Fort Greene outdoor market that runs from spring to fall. Dealers come from afar (New Jersey! Long Island! … Continue reading

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The Unprotected

BROOKLYN HAS ITS SHARE of silly neighborhood acronyms. The best is DUMBO for “Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass;” the worst is BOCOCA for Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, which I’ve never heard anyone say out loud. Now there’s a new … Continue reading

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The Unprotected

Brooklyn, land of funny neighborhood acronyms — the best is DUMBO (“Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) — has yet another one. You heard it here first: it’s BECOSMI, and it stands for “Between Court and Smith.” What’s not so … Continue reading

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