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