Building 92 - Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Avenue (near Flushing Avenue and Carlton Avenue) Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, USA
www.bldg92.com or www.brookl… - 718-222-4111
Building 92 - Brooklyn Navy Yard Reviews
a.k.a. BLDG 92: Brooklyn Navy Yard Center Nov 14, 2011
Building 92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was once the Unites States Marine Commandant’s Residence. Now Buildings 92 explores the 200-year naval history and current uses of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Many military battleships (from the Ohio launched in 1820 to the Duluth that was commissioned in 1965) were constructed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War 1 and World War II. Over 70,000 people once worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. However in June 1966, the Secretary of Defense closed the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Now the Brooklyn Navy Yard is an Industrial Park where many businesses (from manufacturers of bullet proof vests for the military to set designers) operate. Building 92 currently has three exhibits: The first exhibit looks at the Past, Present and Future of the Brooklyn Navy Yard; Gallery 92 is the second exhibit that introduces the work of a Navy Yard tenant and the third exhibit is entitled “Designing the Future”. With several hands on interactive exhibits, Building 92 is worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its future.
I would also recommend the guided bus tour. On the bus tour, we visited the Pay Master of the Navy Yard Building, where workers in the yard went to collect their pay. We also visited the oldest Dry Dock # 1 area (where ships are repaired) in the yard. There is a viewing platform for people to peer into the Dry Dock area. Admission to Building 92 is free. Bus tours and bike tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard are also available; please check the website (www.bldg92.com) for prices.
Building 92 Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12noon to 6pm
Building 92 – Brooklyn Navy Yard at 63 Flushing Avenue (near Flushing Avenue and Carlton Avenue) in Brooklyn, New York 11205
Website: www.bldg92.com or www.brooklynnavyyard.org
Directions: A, F, C or R Train to Jay Street – MetroTech in Brooklyn. At Jay Street and Willoughby Street board the B57 Bus heading towards Maspeth, Queens and exit at the Flushing and Carlton Avenues stop.
To see additional Brooklyn Navy Yard photos visit: www.flickr.com/search/?q=Brooklyn+Navy+Yard&z=e
For a listing of ships constructed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard visit: www.columbia.edu/~jrs9/BNY.html
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