It’s Recess Time at 81 Washington in Dumbo


81 Washington Street (Image: Two Trees Management's website).
81 Washington Street (Image: Two Trees Management’s website).

A new children’s play space called Recess has signed a lease for 2,200 square feet in a Two Trees Management building in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, the real estate firm announced.

Recess will occupy a ground-floor retail space at the residential 81 Washington Street come the summer, according to a spokeswoman for Two Trees. There were no brokers involved in the five-year deal, she said.

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“Having lived and worked in Dumbo for years, we felt 81 Washington was the ideal location to create a place for parents and children to meet more of their neighbors in a fun environment where they can play, socialize and unwind,” said Caroline Pardo, a founding partner of Recess, in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming kids and parents from around the neighborhood and across the city.”

In its first-ever location on Washington Street between Front and York Streets, Recess will offer an indoor playground and recreation area for children from 6 months to 6 years old, seven days a week. The facility will feature educational offerings as well as arts and cultural classes ranging from dance to language instruction. Residents and community members will be able to use the child-friendly space to host birthday parties, classes and other events.

“Recess further expands the great cultural and recreational amenities Dumbo has to offer its growing number of budding residents and we are particularly excited to be doing so in partnership with two of our own local parents,” said Dan Conlon, the director of leasing for Two Trees, in prepared remarks.

Recess joins retailers Frameworks, Blanc & Rouge and Dish in the building.