We knew Dumbo’s vacancy rates were low, but we hadn’t realized they were this low. The Wall Street Journal reports that yesterday Dumbo techies gathered at an unusual outdoor watering hole: Underneath the Manhattan Bridge.
Perhaps the roar of the traffic overhead provides a kind of natural white noise?
Office-sharing startup Loosecubes organized the event, Read More
Apparently DUMBO isn’t wanting for tech talent after all. The sleepy strip of cobblestones and art galleries beneath the Manhattan Bridge has seen a surge in tech company leases, and DUMBO Startup Lab is next on the list to trade in their small workspace for a 2,300 square foot loft.
Dumbo—the quasi-acronym for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass”—is the former manufacturing neighborhood in Brooklyn that’s recently taken on the nickname “Silicon Beach,” and it continues to rack up digital cred. Despite slim pickings for good restaurants and coffee shops, the sleepy neighborhood is looking more and more like a sliver of the Bay Area nestled within the better borough. Trailblazers Etsy, Huge LLC and Wireless Generation have expanded their leases and new tenants are signing on, including Armchair Studio, LLC, a graphic design, communications and computer programming company and Type/Code LLC, an interaction design and development company.