• Coney Island
  • South Brooklyn Marine Terminal
  • Sunset Park Vision Plan

Borough Overview

Home to nearly 2.6 million residents, Brooklyn is the most populous borough in New York City and host to a thriving art and cultural scene and a growing innovation economy. With as many as 200 different languages and a population that is nearly 40% foreign born, Brooklyn’s diversity is a shining example of multi-culturalism at work in the United States. With projects ranging from the Kings theater to Coney Island Creek to the Downtown Cultural District, NYCEDC is deeply invested in the future of this borough.



South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Located along the Bay Ridge Channel in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) offers unparalleled access to a large and affluent consumer market. Short-term permitting opportunities at the SBMT are now available for businesses handling general cargo, special cargo, automobiles and other vehicles, break-bulk, other commodities, construction materials and equipment, and other maritime industrial uses.


Sunset Park Vision Plan

Through a series of investments aimed at bringing aging infrastructure to good repair, professionalizing maritime and rail service, and increasing and diversifying job-intensive industrial uses along the waterfront, the Sunset Park Vision Plan lays out a series of short and long-term steps to strengthen the area as a center for industrial growth.


Coney Island

For more than a century, New Yorkers and visitors alike have enjoyed the fascination, freedom, and diversity of the world-famous urban amusement destination known as "The People’s Playground."


Citywide Ferry Service

Beginning in 2017, Citywide Ferry Service will provide a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout New York City.


Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Urban Future Lab

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The Urban Future Lab is New York City’s premier facility for the cleantech and energy community, supporting company formation and showcasing innovation.

Wet Lab Spaces

BIOBAT at Brooklyn Army Terminal

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BKLYN Army Terminal (BAT), located 45 minutes via subway to Midtown Manhattan, is the premier location for companies seeking to lease commercial, light industrial, or back office space in New York City.

Media & Emerging Tech /  Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Made in NY Media Center

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This 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 22 John Street in DUMBO, in a New York City landmark building constructed in 1909 by William Higginson for the Arbuckle Brothers, once America's largest coffee roaster and packager.



Industrial Growth Initiative

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With the Industrial Growth Initiative, NYCEDC is providing qualified small industrial businesses the opportunity to learn growth strategies from industry experts during a yearlong program.

Media & Emerging Tech /  Additional Services

Wireless Corridors

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NYCEDC awarded grants to expand free public wireless access across the city, providing local visitors, tourists, and businesses with free connectivity in key commercial districts to attract new businesses, connect residents and visitors, improve quality of life, and bridge the digital divide.

Programs for Entrepreneurs /  Fashion

Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI)

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The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a $6M public-private partnership fund to support innovation and growth within New York City’s garment production industry.



Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Is About Much More Than Just Industry City

 |  Source: Commercial Observer


Is the Next Etsy Hiding in Brooklyn?

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Unveils $25 Million Expansion

 |  Source: Wall Street Journal


Agency Wants to Move Coney Flood Barrier Up the Creek

 |  Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn embodies the best of New York City. A quick subway or ferry ride across the river from Lower Manhattan, the neighborhood is home to a thriving art and cultural scene and a growing innovation economy.