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It’s the 10th anniversary of openhousenewyork, which offers unprecedented access to New York City’s great wealth of architecture, design, history and culture. As you plan your weekend, be sure to add Brooklyn Army Terminal to your openhousenewyork itinerary. Stop by Saturday, October 6th between 11AM and 5PM to explore this historic landmark that has recently been reactivated into a hub for light industrial businesses.
How to get there? Great news: New York Waterway is providing FREE ferry service between the Wall Street/Pier 11 terminal in Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park for openhousenewyork during those viewing hours.
The approximately 22-minute scenic ride provides direct access to Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 4.1-million square foot building designed by Cass Gilbert, the architect who also designed the Woolworth Building and the U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan. Brooklyn Army Terminal is a New York City Landmark, built as military supply depot during World War 1 but primarily used for World War II. The Terminal has been reactivated by the City into a hub for light industrial businesses. NYCEDC manages the property, which is now home to about 90 businesses that employ approximately 2,800 people. (Learn more at the new BKLYNArmyTerminal.com!)
New York Waterway is providing a 399-passenger ferry, leaving from Slip C at Wall Street/Pier 11:
Brooklyn Army Terminal is also accessible by subway by the N and R lines to 59th Street in Brooklyn. Both the ferry service and the unique tour of the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal are free to the public.