New Yorkers Cruising to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

It hasn’t been hard for New Yorkers to make the shift from the Brooklyn Navy Yard as an active shipyard of the US Navy since 1801 to an exciting destination for urban manufacturing and innovation, in 2021.

OHNY 18, Brooklyn Navy Yards courtesy
Ian Bartlett

The birthplace of some of the most famous battleships of World War II, the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri, today the Navy Yard plays host to more than 500 businesses employing about 11,000 workers.

New Yorkers have been coming down to the Yard to see for themselves what the transformation of the area is all about. The complex offers tours for visitors and a chance for them to taste a huge assortment of food manufactured in Brooklyn.

Located between DUMBO and Williamsburg on 300-acres of Brooklyn waterfront, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is worth getting to know.


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