Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

About: BLDG 92 celebrates the Brooklyn Navy Yard's past, present and future and promotes the role the Yard plays as an engine for sustainable urban industrial growth and job creation.


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Highlights of the work that took place here at the yard decades ago. Still going hard as a place where hands craft, and technology grows the Brooklyn Navy Yard has inspired the Maker’s of today and the new Era of Manufacturing. 

Next on our Maker Matters conversations

Thurs. 9/11| 6pm| BLDG 92

Networked Manufacturing with Autodesk

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 The Brooklyn Navy Yard was once was a place where we showed a tremendous amount of Pride and Patriotism.  This image from the June 30, 1944 issue of the Shipworker celebrates Independence Day with equal measures of patriotism and propaganda. 

 The Brooklyn Navy Yard was once was a place where we showed a tremendous amount of Pride and Patriotism.  This image from the June 30, 1944 issue of the Shipworker celebrates Independence Day with equal measures of patriotism and propaganda. 

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Making It In NYC 

The Era of New Manufacturing,highlights this great movement of makers of the yard. For decades many people used this yard as a manual hub, for building,crafting,and experimenting.Today the new makers of the yard  have embraced this 300 acre industrial site as their home, still staying true to the essence of the yard, BLDG 92 pays homage to workers that craft, build, and been making it in NYC for years.

Some come check out our wonderful exhibit  which explores these new makers!

visit our website for upcoming events and programs!

 There’s a lot of diversity here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Thousands of people called it there home back then, which was then resurrected into the industrial site that stands as a national landmark today. The life of manufacturing has been revolutionized creating new job placement, and a New “Era of Making”. Our gallery 92 Exhibit explores this fascinating phenomenon and highlights the many makers of the yard.

Come check out our cool exhibit and visit our website for upcoming events and programs!

We pay tremendous respect to our heritage here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  From the crafty men who built ships, to the innovator’s who launched ground breaking change in manufacturing,Here at BLDG 92, we tribute the success in our gallery 92 exhibit, Making It In NYC- The Era of New Manufacturing, to the efforts that turned these old practices of craftsmanship  into the revolutionized phenomenon it is today.

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Putting in that good Old Navy yard work

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Here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard we recognize the new era of manufacturing, “Making It In NYC “. This new generation of entrepreneurs is driving a revolution in design and production, collectively known as the Maker Movement.  For years people have been inspired to make things with their hands. Today manufacturing has taken on a new meaning, benefiting from and contributing to increased and diversified skill sets and creating new jobs and economic opportunities.

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Upcoming “Maker Matters” conversations with thought & industry leaders

Thursday 6/5| 6:30 BLDG 92

Production and manufacturing with Etsy

Tuesday 6/10 | 6:30 BLDG 92

Resilience & Energy Start- ups with NYU – Poly

Thursday 7/17| 6pm BLDG 92

Regional Sourcing for Goods  in Electronics with ITAC

We Been Making it here, Since!

Come check out our new Exhibit now open Free admission 

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We’ve been “making it in NYC” at the yard for over 200 years. BLDG 92 is proud to present our newly installed exhibition Making It In NYC - The Era of New Manufacturing. There is an extraordinary history of manufacturing in the Yard and throughout the city. The exhibit explores the challenges and successes of “making it in NYC”. The exhibit was designed and fabricated by Yard tenant, SITU Fabrication. Featuring over 30 businesses across 5 industrial sectors: tech and media, furnishing and home goods, energy and resiliency, building and construction, and fashion and apparel. Come check out our third installation of Gallery 92, which pays tribute to the manufacturers of the Yard, and this growing  revolution in design and production.

In other historic news The Brooklyn  Navy yard is considered a national landmark!!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/historic-navy-yard-named-national-landmark-article-1.1802640

Flag painting!

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Dry dock 4, the largest and most modern in the yard before World War II, was dubbed the “hoodoo dock” by its builders because the treacherous construction on the yard’s soft, sandy soil (which caused the massive stone and concrete basin the be extremely unstable and continually sink) claimed the lives of 20 workers. Originally projected to take three-and-a-half years to build, the project had lasted twice as long when it finally hosted its first vessel in 1912. Even 20 years later, it took the navy anywhere from three to eight years to build a new dry dock, but a new method of concrete pouring would change all of that.

Visit our website to check out upcoming Events and schedule a Tour of the yard!

 

Check out Dry dock 4 in action!

 Built around 1900, the gate entrance was to resemble a medieval fortress. Over the years the gate went through many alterations in its appearance.Working from historic photographs and archival drawings, Beyer Blinder Belle design recreates the two front turrets, reproducing the intricate corbels, blind arches and crenellations, and repairs the brickwork and masonry detailing of the façades. The design successfully restores the grandeur of this idiosyncratic architectural gem and works to publicly signal the revitalization of the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a thriving industrial park.

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The Eagles went missing!!!, actually one of the eagles that adorned the Sands Street entrance gate is now located in our BLDG 92 lobby.

 Building 128 is a massive warehouse inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard built in 1899 and was a steel structure. Now being re-constructed for use as a New Lab, Macro Sea is transforming this 84,000 square feet of space into a high tech design and prototyping center. This facility was once used to fabricate engines and sections of naval vessels, will now be the a center that incubates and encourages a renaissance of new manufacturing here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

 FUN FACTS

1. The New 128 will achieve LEED silver certification.

2. Marco  Sea will lease 50,000 sq ft of the space.

3. Macro Sea mission is to create value in underutilized spaces.

Visit our Home page to check out upcoming events/tours of the yard.

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It Wouldn’t be the Yard without minor construction 

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The paymaster building is a humble two-story structure here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Also known as BLDG 121, it was built in 1899 to serve as a bank for military and civilian personnel at the yard.

FLASHBACK FUN FACTS

1. The Kings County Distillery is New York City ‘s oldest operating whiskey distillery,in the newly renovated paymaster building.

2. The distillery is open for tours  and tastings Saturdays from 2:30-5:30

3. The handmade moonshine is made out of this 113- year old building.

Now look at the new additions, ( Lumi-Solair Street Lamps)!

The Naval Hospital is located on the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was built in 1838 and considered a New York City Landmark. Although  the hospital  has been protected, it has  been unused for decades.

FLASHBACK FUN FACTS

1. The Naval Hospital was designed by Martin Thompson, well known for his greek revival style.

2. The Hospital was closed with a ceremony on June 30, 1948.

3. You can see this fascinating building sit frozen in time, accessible to the public only through our guided tours.

Sat-Sundays 2:30-4:30 Come get your tickets here at BLDG 92

 

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The story behind our very own BLDG92can  be told in pictures. This week I focused on the beauty and historic evolution that changed this old 1857 Thomas Ustick Walter design into the modern Green Facility that it is today. Three things to know about BLDG92:

1. BLDG 92 is a LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certified facility brimming with innovative solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges. It’s as Green as it gets.

2. Approximately 85% of the original building has been preserved.

3. BLDG 92 use to house Marines, now it houses our museum!

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Look at us now!

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