Location Scout Spotlight: DUMBO + Brooklyn Bridge

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Location scout spotlight on the Boro of Brooklyn (New York City), NY

neighborhoods of DUMBO and Brookyn Bridge – featuring information and news of particular interest to location scouts, location managers as well as other production personnel.

Macy's 4th of July fireworks 2010, New York City by Barry Yanowitz / Flickr

Macy’s 4th of July fireworks 2010, New York City by Barry Yanowitz / Flickr

Interesting facts about the Brooklyn Bridge:

  • DUMBO stands for (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass); Brooklyn Bridge is pretty obvious.
  • DUMBO and the Brooklyn Bridge areas are adjacent to each other and actually sort of overlap to some extent.
  • Some “sub-areas” in the vicinity are, Cadman Plaza, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fulton’s Landing / Point, Navy Yard…
Location Scout Resource: Brooklyn

Location Scout Resource: Brooklyn

See also: Location Scout Resource: Brooklyn

Location scout resources for the New York, NY Boro of Brooklyn at-large, including news, information and references of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.


Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Location Scout Brooklyn Bridge Park

Technically, maybe the Brooklyn Bridge is not *EXACTLY* “DUMBO” (see above), but I always pretty much think of it as DUMBO, so here ya go…

On a location scout job this summer I had the need to be in the DUMBO area of the Brooklyn Boro of New York City; the specific day in question being particularly warm (as in 99 degrees Fahrenheit!) so no location scouting sortee to the area, especially under such circumstances, would be complete without a visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park, not only for the impressive view of lower Manhattan, but also in search of a cool breeze coming off the East River.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

The current Brooklyn Bridge Park combines several former separate parks, including the former Empire Fulton State Park. Parts of the new park are currently under development and plans for completion call for the park to extend from north of the Manhattan Bridge south to include what is commonly known as the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade.

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Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Wikipedia: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre (340,000 m2) park on Brooklyn’s East River Shoreline. The park has revitalized 1.3-mile (2.1 km) of Brooklyn’s post-industrial waterfront from Atlantic Avenue in the south, under the Brooklyn Bridge, to Jay Street north of the Manhattan Bridge. The site includes Brooklyn Piers 1-6, the historic Fulton Ferry Landing, and the preexisting Empire Fulton Ferry Park and Main Street Park. Two Civil War-era structures, Empire Stores and the Tobacco Warehouse, will also be integrated into the park.


Location Scout Brooklyn Bridge

Location Scout Brooklyn Bridge

Location Scout Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn / Manhattan Boros, New York City, NY

– I just uploaded a bunch of digital panoramic photos of the Brooklyn Bridge to Flickr from a recent location scouting job I did for a Helmut Lotti / Crooners music video shoot that was filmed around New York, NY. Here is one of the set.

Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY © Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs

Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY © Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Brooklyn Bridge – Wikipedia

The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.


microformats.org

microformats.org

Review of Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

5/5 stars

The Brooklyn Bridge is a classic icon of New York City and bridges in general.


New York Photo Festival

New York Photo Festival

NY Photo Festival | The First International Photography Festival in the United States

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Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography.


NY Photo Festival

NY Photo Festival

Location Scout Spotlight: NY Photo Festival Part 2

This past week was NY Photo Festival, May 14 – 18, based in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn / NYC, NY.

I wrote a post about NY Photo Festival 2008 elsewhere on nyc.locationscout.us.

DUMBO is beginning to look more like Soho than, well, DUMBO 😉

Ever the location scout, I was pleased to discover a number of attractive event venues around Dumbo, many which, such as St. Ann’s Warehouse, were being used to present the photo exhibits associated with NY Photo Festival. Another event venue used by NY Photo Festival was Galapagos Art Space, but I was already familiar with that space.

I’ve parsed out my Flickr feed of a few snaps I shot with my trusty, rusty Leica D-Lux3 below…


NY Times - Historic DUMBO Brooklyn

NY Times – Historic DUMBO Brooklyn

Location Scout Spotlight: NY Times: Historic Streets of DUMBO

New York Times: Slide Show: Historic Streets of Dumbo

If there is a signature view of Dumbo, this is it: standing on Washington Street and looking Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on a proposal to designate Dumbo as an official historic district. Here is a slide show of images from the streets of Dumbo.

The DUMBO area of Brooklyn is currently one of the most sought after areas of New York City by location scouts / producers / directors / photographers for filming and photography. It’s HOT.


Wikipedia

Wikipedia

DUMBO, Brooklyn – Wikipedia

Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2.


Amazon

Amazon

DUMBO Brooklyn at Amazon.com