Brooklyn Navy Yard scores two huge leases

Two new anchor tenants will head to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the area near Downtown Brooklyn where city officials have been working to establish a renewed manufacturing presence, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new industrial center, which is on land that the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. took control of in January, is focused on environmentally friendly tenants.

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Crye Precision, a manufacturer of body armor, will take 80,000 square feet, and Macro Sea will take 50,000 square feet to create a “lab” that will bring together design professionals and digital manufacturers, the Journal said.

“This project…highlights the very close links between local universities and this new generation of design-intensive manufacturing that’s going on in New York,” Andrew Kimball, president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., told the Journal. [WSJ]