We Love Downtown Brooklyn.
Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City, following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan.
We’re so unbelievable in fact during the great recession the Daily News Reported:
“The number of jobs in the burgeoning branch of the borough grew by 18.3%, or by nearly 12,000 positions between 2003 and 2010. That’s greater than the 11.4% job growth rate in rest of the borough, and more than three times the 5.4% rate in the rest of the city, the 8-page report said.” Yeah, we’re something else!
Right now, Downtown Brooklyn is home to more than thirty cultural institutions, to name a few:
651 Arts + A.R.T./New York—South Oxford Space + ActNow Foundation +Actors Fund/the Schermerhorn + American Opera Projects + BAM + BLDG 92 / Brooklyn Navy Yard Center + BOMB Magazine + BRIC +Brooklyn Arts Council + Brooklyn Ballet + Brooklyn Historical Society +Brooklyn Music School + The Civilians + Dancewave + Encompass New Opera Theatre + Eyebeam + Irondale Ensemble Project +Issue Project Room + Mark Morris Dance Group + MoCADA + Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company + New York Transit Museum + NY Writers Coalition+ Roulette + StoryCorps + Target Margin Theater +Theatre for a New Audience + Trilok Fusion Arts + Urban Bush Women +UrbanGlass + White Bird Productions
According to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle
“Homegrown companies are committed to growing here, and outside firms are looking to become part of the scene. DUMBO is bursting with digital companies. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is teeming with makers, artisans, and firms driven by technology. And Downtown Brooklyn has 57,000 college students—and a supportive business community ready to join the mix.”
And the future:
“Over the next two years, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle is expected to grow to support nearly 18,000 direct jobs and 43,000 indirect jobs.”
Finally, Albee Square, where we are located, was home to The Beaux-Arts Albee Theatre built in 1925 by Edward Franklin Albee III (1928- ), the adopted son of Edward Franklin Albee’s son Reed Albee, is the playwright of the Tony-Award-winning Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. (yeah THAT Albee family)… It was host to a famous Vaudeville venue until the 30’s and then morphed into a movie house and lived on as such until the late 1970’s when it was demolished. Now it’s the modern and sexy City Point project housing commercial, residential, a hotel and (I hear) a bowling alley, we will see.
Listen, we have more transportation points than a porcupine, so getting here is a snap! See you soon!