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01.22.15 Prachi Gupta

Brooklyn graffiti artist Craig Anthony Miller, aka CAM, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers, The New York Daily News reports. Miller claims that the developers used his “Elephant Mural” without permission in a series of DUMBO condo ads they ran in 2012. The 90-foot mural once appeared on Water Street, […]

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10.06.13 Bucky Turco

Today’s Banksy update doesn’t involve a stencil or a roving installation, it’s a piece of video art. “I’m not posting any pictures today. Not after this shocking footage has emerged…,” reads the post on his BanksyNY website along with a YouTube clip. It depicts jubilant Muslim rebels in what may be vintage Afghanistan Syria, shooting […]

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07.05.13 Andy Cush

What did you do for 4th of July? Fireworks? Barbecue? Too much video games? Whatever you did, you didn’t hold a candle to one man, who, in a dazzling display of freedom, independence, and the American spirit, rappelled down the side of the Brooklyn Bridge and didn’t even get caught by the cops. The Police are trying […]

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03.12.13 Andy Cush

Heartwalk, a 30-foot heart made from the wood of boardwalks damaged by Hurricane Sandy, was recently installed at Dumbo’s Pearl Street Triangle. The piece, which contains wood from Long Beach and the Jersey Shore, was initially placed in Times Square before making the trip to Brooklyn this week. “It’s exciting to see Heartwalk set in another dynamic […]

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02.04.13 Samer Kalaf

SmackMellon — one of the venues hit hardes by Hurricane Sandy — is back! The DUMBO art gallery features a new installation by artist Aude Moreau who created a Persian carpet covered in intricate, floral designs made from sugar. Two tons of sugar. Behold, Sugar Carpet. There’s nothing stopping visitors from messing up the hard work […]

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09.04.12 Joshua Rivera

We’ve come a long way since Gutenberg, but many printers in the city have come full circle, printing using presses built hundreds of years ago. Breck Hostetter, owner of Sesame Letterpress, is one such person. Working out of her studio in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, Hostetter told us what compelled her to teach herself a new […]

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09.14.11 Myles Tanzer

Here’s a preview of the amazing light show the Manhattan Bridge is getting during a two day Dumbo arts festival. The work of 20 different artists will be projected on the bridge, providing viewers with a drug-free trip for two days in a row. […]

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05.17.10 Bucky Turco

Photo: bawol After hitting up a string of cities, Banksy has arrived in the one that really matters. This piece was spotted on Cedar Street between Greenwich and Church in Lower Manhattan. Let the numerous sightings begin! UPDATE: More below. |Nuart09| […]

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05.12.10 Marina Galperina

DUMBO Arts Festival 2010 dangles NYC’s most treasured commodity as its competition prize this year — space, an ample 750 square feet of it. The categories are: Best Outdoor Public Art Installation, Best Indoor Public Art Installation and Best Open Studio. Winner of each category will receive $1,000 cash, but one crafty artist will nestle […]

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03.09.10 Marina Galperina

One of NYC’s most treasured cultural hubs, DUMBO’s St Ann’s Warehouse presents: the Toy Theater Festival, an eclectic mix of international and local theater miniaturists, both classical and experimental! Don’t be confused: with some programs for the breeder units, it’s primarily aimed at a quirky adult audience. There’s a late night cabaret and everything. There’s also… […]

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