06/08/15 12:42pm
brooklyn navy yard

In the Navy (Yard)/There’s a bunch of stuff to see! In the Navy (Yard)/Open to you and me! via Flickr user Tracy O.

From hosting complainers during Fashion Week to being declared a national landmark, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been getting plenty of hype lately. But unless you work here or live in the surrounding neighborhoods, chances are good you haven’t ventured to this pocket of our borough. Not unlike… almost all of Brooklyn, the Navy Yard has changed drastically in recent years. Once one of the most active military shipbuilding sites in the U.S. all the way back to the days the Revolutionary War, the Navy Yard is now a vast, urban industrial park dedicated to sustainability. It’s home to almost 330 widely diverse businesses which employ over 7000 people. Though non-employees can’t always access the secure confines of the yard, there are still plenty of opportunities to explore it! We’ve compiled a list of things you should do and see in the Yard, as well as just a sampling of the awesome work from this hotbed of creativity and innovation. (more…)

07/08/14 8:47am
admiral's row navy yard

See it while you can! Maybe! via Flickr user Alan Houston

Hey, remember when we told you to visit Admiral’s Row in the Navy Yard, because one day it might get razed to make way for a supermarket? Well, we’re here to reiterate that you should get out there and see it, because according to Crain’s, the city is accepting RFP’s for the space yet again. You can’t keep hoping the developers screw up or get indicted for bribery charges again. What are the odds of that happening a third time (high probably)? (more…)