Brooklyn Tomorrow: Dumbo 2.0

The next phase for the borough's high-tech nabe

By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn's tech capital is getting an upgrade! 

Dumbo is already one of the borough's most desirable places to live, work, and play, thanks to its stunning views of the East River, thriving creative culture, historic buildings, and proximity to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Now a swathe of new developments is set to take the neighborhood to the next level with high-end offices, world-class arts venues, and nighlife destinations, according to local business leaders. 

"Dumbo is going to be an amplified version of itself," said Alexandria Sica, who is the president of local business booster group the Dumbo Business Improvement District.

Workers are currently wrapping up construction on Dumbo Heights and Empire Stores -- two massive new office and retail complexes that will breathe new life into old factories and attract a new breed of cutting edge companies, foodies, and shoppers to the neighborhood. 

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