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Navy Yard

Cyclists ride past the Brooklyn Navy Yard Industrial Park on Flushing Avenue.

Former Shipyards are Now Home to an Enormous Film and Television Studio

Brooklyn's naval past is most evident here, and preservationists are still fighting about what to do with the barracks and officer mansions left to the elements. You can take a guided tour to see parts of the yards, now home to production studios and small businesses.

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At a Glance

  • Action: The 20-acre Steiner Studios is the largest U.S. film and television production studio outside Hollywood.
  • Historic past: The USS Maine was built here; it was sunk near Cuba in 1898, setting off the Spanish-American War.
  • Go green: The U.S.'s first multi-story "green" industrial building opened here in 2009; street lamps are powered by the wind and sun.

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About Navy Yard

The former warship docks, machine shops and warehouses of the Brooklyn Navy Yard have been transformed into a gated industrial park for Brooklyn entrepreneurs, green businesses and film and television studios. The catch: It's not open to the public, except for guided tours. Visitors can get behind the fence (and learn about the rich history of the Navy Yard) at BLDG 92, which offers bike and bus tours inside the waterfront complex. The York Street stop on the F subway line puts you within Read More [+]

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