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Shake Shack Announces Dumbo Location for 2014

August 14, 2013

Shake Shack announced on their facebook page that they are opening a location at One Old Fulton Street (corner of Water Street) in Dumbo, Brooklyn (technically it is in Fulton Ferry Landing) in mid-2014. They will be taking the space formerly occupied by Pete’s Downtown Restaurant. Back in October 2012, we thought that this would be a great location for a Shake Shack.
The new Shake Shack Dumbo location is joining the other restaurants such as River Cafe, No 7. Sub, Luke’s Lobster, Grimaldi’s Pizza, Juliana’s Pizza, 7 Old Fulton Restaurant, and Gran Electrica on the block.
Now all that’s missing in Dumbo is a good diner, at least according to these Dumbo supporters.

Source: Dumbo NYC

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Birthplace of Whitman’s ‘Leaves Of Grass,’ Cranberry & Fulton, 1949

August 16, 2012

This sketch of the “Birthplace of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’” depicts the corner of Cranberry & Fulton streets (which is now along Cadman Plaza West heading to Old Fulton Street) dated September 11, 1949. It is signed by Josephine Barry.

Legend has it that the red brick print shop in Brooklyn Heights where Walt Whitman set the type for the first edition of “Leaves” in 1855—torn down years ago to build the Whitman Close co-ops at 75 Henry Street—was salvaged, with bricks embedded in the ground around a planter near the A train stop on Cadman Plaza West.

(Sketch: Museum of the City of New York/Planter: McBrooklyn)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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