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.
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 12pm to 6pm. Visit our website for our holiday schedule, directions, information about events and our free weekend shuttle service.
Hi my name is Daniel Alexis and I’m currently working as an Interactive Resource Guide (IRG) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. BLDG 92 is a unique exhibition and visitor’s center that celebrates the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Past, Present & Future through exhibits, tours and public and educational programs
BLDG 92 is ONLY publically accessible building of the Brooklyn Navy Yard which is today a thriving industrial park that is on the cutting edge of green technology and new innovations. One of my favorite things about working here is witnessing all the cool industries on the Yard today. Brooklyn Grange is a 65,000 square foot rooftop farm in the Yard next door to BLDG 92. The Grange provides high quality produce and honey for local markets and restaurants in the Brooklyn area. Ted and Honey,our resident café here at BLDG 92, sources fruits and vegetables from the farm.
Over the summer and fall, Brooklyn Grange has been offering a farm stand in the forecourt of our very own BLDG 92 Its been fun to see and taste the seasonal produce. So far my favorite has to be the ground cherry—which is not a cherry at all. Our staff has different opinions on what they taste like—I have heard “nuts” and “caramel” and “fruit loops”.I just think they are super delicious and irresistible. Come check them out while you can! The farm stand is open to the public every Wednesday 12-6pm through the end of October. Pick up a bag of greens and then learn about our green building from me!
Check out some of my farm stand pics this week and next
Happy Hump Day!
My name is Jamera and I am interning for BLDG 92. Unfortunately, this post will be my last, as it is my last week of work at the Navy Yard. I’m excited for today, not only because it is the middle of the week, but because of the Farmstand! The Farmstand is a farmers market that takes place in the forecourt of BLDG 92 and is held by neighboring tenant, Brooklyn Grange. Brooklyn Grange is a rooftop farm, which is located in Building 3. At the Farmstand, people will find special items such as jarred goods or flowers in addition to the fresh produce such as radishes and spinach. One of the things I enjoy about the farmer’s market is that it brings people from inside the Yard and the surrounding community together. That community engagement is what BLDG 92 is all about! The Farmstand is open every Wednesday from 12pm -5pm. (Intersection of Flushing and Carlton Avenues).
I hope to see you there!
Below are images of the rooftop farm and the farmers market:
Below are the numerous creations designed by talented children on what will soon become their skateboards. Construction kids is an after school and day camp facility that also offers services to host birthday parties. Their niche is honing children’s creative and problem-solving skills through building. As a student myself, I think it’s great for children to be taught hands-on work in this day and age when everyone is accustomed to digital technology. To learn more about Construction Kids you can visit their website and visit BLDG 92’s website to learn more about our student and family programs.
Happy Monday, everyone!
This coming Saturday, BLDG 92 is hosting its seasonal photography tour. Everyone is always so intrigued by the Navy Yard and this tour is one of the ways that the public can see, first-hand, what we do behind our doors.
For more information on the seasonal photography tours and other tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard please visit BLDG 92
Please stop by BLDG92’s blog page to read the post associated with these images!
1. Stereoscope of the USS Monitor out to sea, Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive
2. Monitor model in 92 Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive
3. Officers aboard the Monitor in 1862, Naval History and Heritage Command
This year, from June 1 to June 16, BLDG 92 was honored to host a Sing For Hope Piano. Sing For Hope is a non-profit organization that seeks to make the arts accessible to all. Their popular pianos project, resurrected this year with generous support from Chobani, places 88 pianos in outdoor locations across New York City. These pianos encourage interaction between artists and communities and provide access to music for any and all who are interested to play themselves or sit and listen to impromptu concerts. The Navy Yard community, home to many artists already, had a blast with our piano! Check out these images of people visiting the piano, which was hand-painted by local artist, Michael Miller.