#DUMBODownload: March 20 Edition
We’re bringing back our roundup of everything happening in DUMBO’s corner of the internet— our version of clickbait? Here you go, Tuesday:
Welcome to the neighborhood! Is DUMBO the new Copenhagen? World-renowned Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently moved their New York headquarters from Manhattan to 45 Main Street.
Capturing eyeballs! Do you find yourself getting distracted while surfing the web? Are you getting distracted just reading this sentence? Huge’s SXSW Panel focused on attracting and retaining an audience base, especially with the ever-decreasing human attention span. A version of their talk, “If You Build it, They Will Not Come,” is on their blog.
Money for arts! The Brooklyn Arts Council awarded over 180 grants to artists and arts organizations all over Brooklyn. This is the 38th year that BAC awards grants to benefit the arts. Check out all of the worthy grantees here.
Coding School! WeWork recently acquired the Flatiron School, and we finally know why: they’re going to open a coding bootcamp, called Access Labs, on the top floor of WeWork’s Prospect Street location. The program will be available to low-income New Yorkers who will not owe any tuition up front but instead will pay back their tuition once they find a job in the field within 6 months of the program’s end.
And— featured up top: Jacques Torres on TV! Netflix just released the first episodes of their new show, Nailed It, a hilarious baking competition show featuring amateur contestants whose lack of baking skills and knowledge lead to some pretty interesting-looking results. The show is judged by comedian Nicole Byer and our very own Jacques Torres!
That’s all for this week, #DUMBONYC.