Crain’s: Brooklyn Navy Yard An Anchor for Jobs, Opens Doors to Neighborhood
The Brooklyn Navy Yard — New York City’s most successful industrial business park — is thriving and the surrounding community has shared in the success.
The Yard’s Employment Center has placed more than 1,600 area residents in jobs, including over 100 people last year.
Crain’s New York Business extensively chronicles the history of this stunning transformation, and tells the story of how the Navy Yard has become an inspiring model of urban economic revitalization.
About the Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, once known as America’s premier shipbuilding facility, is today known for so much more. With tenants in such diverse businesses as movie studios, furniture manufacturers, ship repairers, architectural designers, electronics distributors and jewelers, the Brooklyn Navy Yard isn’t just filled with a storied past. It’s also filled with a promising future. Visit BLDG 92, our new exhibition and visitors center, to explore the Navy Yard’s past, present and future.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard at a Glance
Founded in 1801
Today a 300-acre industrial park operated by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation as the landlord
Over 40 buildings
4 million square feet of leasable space
Over 275 tenants
Nearly 6,000 workers
Around-the-clock security patrol
Secure gate surrounds the facility