Thursday, December 10, 2015


The sun is out - the weather mild for December. This afternoon I'm for an adventure in DUMBO with my friend Ron. I haven't been there since it was renovated and have many clients who live there. I remember when my adventures all had a spiritual component - now it's all about having fun. It's all part of the journey.

Originally, a ferry landing and industrial area, the entirety of Dumbo was bought by developer David Walentas and his company Two Trees Management in the late 20th century and remade into an upscale residential and commercial community first becoming a haven for artist galleries and presently a center for technology startups. The large community of tech startups earned DUMBO the moniker as "the center of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle". In that time, Dumbo has become Brooklyn's most expensive neighborhood, as well as New York City's fourth richest community overall, due in part to the large concentration of technology startups, its close proximity to Manhattan and the prevalence of converted industrial buildings into spacious luxury residential lofts.