The Anchorage

A creative escape in Brooklyn

Damages comes to 135 Plymouth January 16, 2010

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Damages, FX's legal-drama, used The Anchorage building this week to keep warm while shooting in DUMBO

The Damages team spent the last week holed up and keeping warm in our very own Plymouth Street spot.  While we can’t say everybody was thrilled that FX‘s legal-drama show claimed all the decent parking spots in the neighborhood, those of us in the building did get to see a bit of the action.  Most of the team was set up down on the second floor where everybody was trying to keep warm against the January cold, but the main shots were done with that priceless Brooklyn Bridge view in mind.  All of us at The Anchorage know that a good shot of the DUMBO waterfront is priceless, and all of you sitting in front of your flat-screens have a chance to share that experience in the upcoming Damages….  and if it leaves you wanting more, we’ll be here at The Anchorage to serve you a beer and a little art with that view.

All our local parking was snatched up for the duration of the shoot 😦

One of those great DUMBO shots of the bridge and the skyline that keeps bringing people to DUMBO and The Anchorage (borrowed from


Floating Kabarette at Galapagos in DUMBO December 28, 2009

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This weekend we went down to the corner to check out the Floating Kabarette  at Galapagos Art Space.  Its an amazing space and aptly named.  A 1600 square foot indoor lake covers a large portion of the first floor, with seating available in circular island pods.  As self-proclaimed “cultural leaders in New York,” Galapagos doesn’t accept and kind of govt. grants or public funding, they believe the art should carry itself.

This particular show is part of an ongoing series.  If you come early the show is free, but as the night goes on and the show gets racier, the price starts to rise.

We took a few photos of our own, but then found these at Entwined Studio’s blog and thought we’d borrow them.

Take a look…

Bjorn, the host for the evening


Music. Drinks. Art. Free! -12/09 First Thursday in DUMBO December 4, 2009

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“DUMBO, once a sleepy neighborhood of warehouses on the “other” side of the Manhattan Bridge, has quickly become an art lovers destination.  Galleries abound, this small enclave of Brooklyn boasts dozens of art centers, galleries, and studios that display, sell, and create some of the most avant-garde art in the five boroughs.

The first Thursday of each month, serious art collectors and casual browsers convene on the streets of DUMBO for the First Thursday Gallery Walk.”

Read More from The New York City Traveler

Or just take a look at our photos from this week’s Gallery walk…

Red tissue structures create an alien landscape in DAC

Colorful material bubbles off the walls at Brooklyn Arts Council

Anchorage regular "Ace the Great" battles the king in another 55 Washington gallery

Power House Books wins over DUMBO by picking up the night's tab over at Rebar


Yuletide Ceremony and Martini Celbration December 2, 2009

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Light installation unveiled at the 2007 Lighting Ceremony

Tomorrow evening DUMBO will be hosting its annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony right here on Anchorage Place.  We’ll be heading downstairs to the arch around 6 pm.  Meet us there and come back up to The Anchorage for some Lychee Martini’s along with our signature magical mini cupcakes.


Photographer Nadia Moro at the Anchorage November 1, 2009

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Nadia Moro will be using the Tarra Room for her DUMBO photo shoot this week. We can’t wait to see the results.

In the meantime here are a few shots from her portfolio.

(You can see more of work from this upcoming artist at her website


The Anchorage January 28, 2009

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