The Real Deal New York

Under Enhrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard project gains steam

Massive redevelopment offers hope for manufacturers

November 10, 2015 09:30AM
By Konrad Putzier

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard (credit: Michael McWeeney)

From the November issue: At 300 acres, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is big enough to get lost in. So it helps to find a good lookout spot — like the rooftop farm atop a 12-story industrial building. It’s from here that one can see the pieces of a redevelopment in the making: an empty lot that will soon give rise to a new office building to be occupied by the shared office space provider WeWork, a decaying group of 19th-century row houses that will make way for a Wegmans supermarket and a hulking World War II-era warehouse called Building 77, where workers are currently removing tons of concrete to cut out windows and create rentable manufacturing space. [more]