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DUMBO Is Under Construction


The Capital Project

Here’s the plan.

Starting in 2019, the New York City Department of Design and Construction will rehabilitate Dumbo's beloved but beleaguered Belgian block streets - improving safety, replacing hundred year old water and sewer pipes, updating our sidewalks and bike lanes, adding crosswalks, and completing the transformation of the Pearl Street Triangle and Archway into a permanent public plaza.

The Dumbo Improvement District and Community Board 2 have been advocating for this project for more than a decade. It has been approved by CB2 and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Many thanks to NYCDOT, NYCDEP, Councilmember Steve Levin and former Borough President Marty Markowitz for funding this critical infrastructure project, saving our Belgian blocks and making Dumbo a more pedestrian-friendly, bike-friendly, historic, charming and flood-resistant neighborhood.

Belgian Block Restoration

Dumbo's Streets to be fixed! Read all about the plan to save the Belgian Blocks and improve biking and walking conditions around the neighborhood.

Hot Off The Press!

What’s Happening on your Belgian Block?

11/19/2021 DDC Releases Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin

Please find attached the Bi-Weekly Construction Bulletin for the week ending Wednesday, December 3, 2021.

The attached Bulletin is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming weeks. However, due to unforeseen field and weather conditions, it may become necessary to change some scheduled work locations, operations and dates.

*Temporary Street closures may be necessary during work hours.

Work schedule for 11/22/21 to 12/03/21:

  • Water St. from Jay St. to Bridge St. - Con Edison Wingback.
  • Water St. from Pearl St. to Jay St.  - Sewer Installation
  • Pearl St. / John St. Intersection - Excavation / Sewer Chamber # 5.
  • John St. / Jay St. Intersection - Catch basin installation
  • Water St. from Gold St. to Hudson Ave. - Con Edison Electric Layout

Please be advised that there will be no construction activity and the field office will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th, in observance of Thanksgiving.

8/17/2021 DDC Announces Permanent Street Closure

Please be advised that Anchorage Place from Plymouth Street to Pearl Street will be permanently closed for traffic beginning Monday, August 30, 2021, 24 hours / 7 days.

Attached is the Community Advisory for more details.

Download the full notice of commencement from the Department of Design and Construction here.

Find all archived construction announcements here.

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Blenda Coracao
Tectonic  Engineering
NYCDDC - Community Construction Liaison (CCL)
Project: HWKKP005 Reconstruction of DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Area

Address: 25 Chapel Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Office: (718) 362-6097 / Cell: (917)600-7288
CCL Work Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm