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DUMBO (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Here’s a quick list of a few new places to check out the next time you’re in DUMBO.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out Brooklyn Bridge Park’s recently reopened Squibb Park Bridge and Anish Kapoor’s mesmerizing installation Descension at Pier 1.

FEED, 55 Water Street
Founded in 2007 by Lauren Bush (niece of George W.) following her travels around the world where she witnessed poverty firsthand, FEED creates and sells tote bags and other products to help fight hunger. All FEED products are produced under fair-labor conditions, using environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton and burlap.

Feed Shop & Cafe, (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

FEED’s first retail shop opened May 3 at the Empire Stores development in DUMBO alongside West Elm and the members only club, DUMBO House, which will launch later this year.

FEED Shop & Cafe, 55 Water Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

The FEED Shop & Café carries on the brand’s mission—with each in-store purchase, from the La Colombe coffee, to the City Bakery pastries, to the bags and gift items, FEED will donate a portion of sales to provide meals to children and families in need.

Empire Stores facing the East River (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

The Modern Chemist, 62 Water Street
Tired with impersonal chain stores, pharmacist Carlos Urriola opened his first The Modern Chemist pharmacy in 2010 on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. He opened up a second location on 4th Avenue in Gowanus and recently debuted his newest and biggest space in DUMBO.

Modern Chemist, 62 Water Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

The new outpost offers traditional pharmacy services along with amenities such as a recharging station, coffee and gourmet snacks, personal care and beauty products, and in-house wellness experts.

DUMBO Boulders, 99 Plymouth Street (literally Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
New York City’s first outdoor climbing facility, DUMBO Boulders, is back for a second season, offering visitors a climbing experience on shorter walls that does not require ropes or a climbing partner.

DUMBO Boulders, 99 Plymouth Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

A Day Pass is only $9 and includes rental climbing shoes. An adult must supervise kids 14 years and under (maximum three kids per adult) and all climbers must sign a waiver beforehand.

DUMBO Boulders, 99 Plymouth Street, under the Manhattan Bridge (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Brooklyn Historical Society, 55 Water Street
The Brooklyn Historical Society is opening a second exhibition space and gift shop at 55 Water Street in DUMBO. Slated to open on May 19, the new museum is also situated in the Empire Stores complex, on the side overlooking the East River.

Making final preparations before opening—Brooklyn Historical Society, 55 Water Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Admission is free for the museum’s opening weekend, May 19-21. The inaugural exhibition, Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront, features the work of two dozen photographers who have shot Brooklyn’s coast from Brooklyn Bridge Park all the way to Coney Island.


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