Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future
June 9, 2012 – ongoing
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
63 Flushing Ave., Unit 300, Bldg. 92 (Brooklyn Navy Yard—Flushing Av/Carlton Av)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
From its shipbuilding and manufacturing roots to its current role as home base for many of the City's green businesses, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been serving Brooklyn's waterfront since the beginning of the 19th century. The inaugural exhibition at BLDG 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future, recounts this lengthy history. Explore the three-floor show, featuring rare documents and objects as well as photos, images and videos. Learn about the many ships and battleships the yard sent to sea duty, including the first US steam warship, the Fulton II. The exhibition also introduces visitors to the generations of people who worked or were stationed at the yard, which hit its peak of 70,000 employees during World War II and included some of the nation's first "Rosie the Riveter" workers. The show is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6pm. For more information, visit bldg92.org.