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The annual DUMBO Arts Festival, a weekend-long celebration on the Brooklyn waterfront that grew into a borough institution over the last 18 years, has officially ended its run. The problem was not, for once, rising rents or angry landlords or messy lawsuits. Instead, the festival was a victim of its own success. Last year's event drew 220,000 people, and was sponsored by the likes of AT&T and Tito's Vodka. The organizers felt that the...
(I mean, unless you're into that sort of thing.) For nearly two decades, the DUMBO Arts Festival has been at the forefront of bringing new and exciting artistic work to the shores of Brooklyn from all over the world. This weekend, from September 26–28, the festival will do it all again. Terrifying though the heads may be, they're pretty cool. The artist collective responsible for them is known as the Big Head Brigade (not to be...

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