DUMBO-based publication, L Magazine, recently profiled Brooklyn’s Best Blocks in the article “50 Best Blocks of Brooklyn.” Not surprisingly the magazine had positive things to say about the neighborhood. DUMBO snagged four the borough’s best block designations. However, the friendly nabe couldn’t compete with Brownstone Brooklyn when it came to the Best Blocks to Live On. It was a DUMBO shutout.
The writers at L analyzed the borough’s dizzying number of blocks and divided their favorites into a series of award designations. There was the Best Block for Cheap Eats, Best Block for Drinking, Best Block for High-End Fashion, Best Block for High Brow Entertainment, Best Block to Make You Feel Like You’re Entering Hell, and of course, Best Block for Urban Detrital Discoveries (by day), Lynchian Encounters with the Unheimlich (by evening), and Profound Malaise Bordering on Fear (by night).
The magazine awarded Water Street between Main and Old Dock Streets as the Best Block for Date Night, saying, “Highbrow culture at St. Ann’s Warehouse or Galapagos Art Space; drinks before dinner or after at Water Street Restaurant; and fancy-ass dessert at Jacques Torres (closes at 9pm on weekends). Top off the night with a stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park for that Woody Allen moment…”
They also honored DUMBO with the Best Block For Celebrity Sightings–Front Street between Jay Street and the Manhattan Bridge. “Jason Schwartzman, Cynthia Nixon, Jay Z, Beyonce, Spike Lee, Alexis Bledel (of the Gilmore Girls!), the entire cast of Gossip Girl, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt… These are just a few people we’ve recently seen near our office.”
The magazine awarded the Best Block for Gallery Hopping to Washington Street between Water and Plymouth Streets. And not surprisingly, designated the Best Block for New Media as Main Street between Water and Front Streets, saying, “realtors recently re-dubbed Dumbo “Silicon Beach.” Seriously. A sampling of new social networking locative buzzword emergent media companies operating in this block’s behemoth office building: Digital Gravel, Fusia Communications, Red Herring Design, Lost Boys International, FreeAssociation, Domani Studios, Freeserver, Big Spaceship, The Joey Company, and so on. Also, The L, keeping it real for old media!”
It’s a decent list. To check out the full article click the link below.