Tag Archives | Two Trees Management

Artist, Philanthropist, Carousel Namesake, Jane Walentas Dies at 76

As reported by Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Paper, Philanthropist, Artist, Real Estate Developer, and “First Lady of Dumbo,” Jane Walentas passed away July 5th after a brief battle with cancer. She was 76 years old. The Walentas Family and their management company, Two Trees, is synonymous with DUMBO as we now know it. And […]

Read full story · Comments { 5 }

New Dock Street School Opens

Your correspondent got notice Monday that at 1:00 p.m. yesterday there would be a ribbon cutting by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the new Dock Street School, a public middle school (grades 6 through 8), drawing “a diverse student body from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Vinegar Hill […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a cantata composed in 1935-36, based on medieval poems, that has become one of the world’s most recognized pieces of “classical” music, and has been covered by, among many others, the Swedish metal group Therion and by Nas and Puff […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Esquire Mag/DIY Network Made DUMBO’s Clock Tower Ultimate Bachelor Pad

In 2011 Esquire Magazine and DIY Network featured a makeover of the Clock Tower penthouse at One Main Street in DUMBO, which Two Trees Management listed in 2009 for $25 million. Now, the “ultimate bachelor pad” will be featured on the DIY Network on Thursday, January 19, at 10 p.m. Video after the jump. (Thanks […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

DUMBO Getting “Surf and Snow” Shop

A surfing website picks up, verbatim, Two Trees’ press release about three new lease deals in DUMBO: one for a “locally sourced restaurant from the team behind Colonie in Brooklyn Heights” to be located at 15 Main Street; another for an outlet for bakery One Girl Cookies at 33 Main; and a third for Aegir […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

The DUMBO Arts Festival returns this weekend, with plenty of treats for eye, ear, and mind, and perhaps even for your backside if you choose to perch on one of the rocks upholstered by Elizabeth Demaray, an artist and Rutgers professor with a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, shown here working on a project […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

City Inks Pact With Walentas for Middle School at Dock Street

The City’s School Construction Authority has entered into a contract with Two Trees Management Co., controlled by the Walentas family, to put a middle school in the controversial Dock Street building. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: An indication that Two Trees Management Co. is finally moving forward with its proposed mixed-use Dock Street Dumbo development came Thursday […]

Read full story · Comments { 10 }

P.S. 8 Open House Thursday Morning

Parents of pre-schoolers who are considering sending their children to P.S. 8 are invited to an open house this Thursday, February 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. No registration is necessary to attend; simply enter through the school’s main entrance at 37 Hicks Street (between Middagh and Poplar) at the appointed time. More details are at […]

Read full story · Comments { 10 }

DUMBO Residents Challenge Dock Street in Court

Wednesday evening, the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation held a meeting at 66 Water Street to discuss the litigation that DNF has begun in an attempt to have the courts reverse the City’s decision to let the Dock Street project proceed. Barry Silverstein and Gus Sheha, neighborhood residents and principals of DNF, spoke about the various aspects […]

Read full story · Comments { 6 }

DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation Seeks Support to Oppose Dock Street

Although Two Trees Management Co., LLC, the Walentas family’s development entity, has received the permissions necessary to proceed with the controversial Dock Street project, opposition to it continues. The DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation has set up a website explaining opposition to the project, and seeking donations to finance further legal or regulatory challenges. Other community groups […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }