To say Dime Community Bank has been around a long time would be an understatement. When they opened their first branch in 1864, Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States. The Brooklyn Bridge wouldn't be built for another six years, and it would be another 20 years (a score, if you will) before Coney Island saw its first roller coaster.
At the time, a recent wave of European immigration had transformed pre-roller coaster Brooklyn — which was its own city then — into the third-largest city in the country. It was this struggling immigrant community that inspired the founding of Dime Community Bank all those years ago. And service to the community remains at the heart of the bank's mission today.