About the Brooklyn Army Terminal
The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) is a core component of EDC’s vision for strengthening and growing New York City’s 21st century manufacturing sector. Built to supply American forces on the Western Front in World War I, this enormous Cass Gilbert-designed complex served as a supply base for the American military until the Vietnam War. Today, this thriving industrial park is home to over 100 companies in a wide array of industries, from precision manufacturing to eco-friendly furniture design, art studios and chocolatiers.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is currently investing $100 million to transform 500,000 square feet of unoccupied space in BAT into quality, affordable industrial space. This investment builds on the more than three decade-long management of BAT by NYCEDC, now home to more than 100 tenants with 3,600 employees. BAT is also a burgeoning hub for New York City’s food manufacturing sectors with the opening of the Annex Building, a 55,000 square foot building whose ideal for growth-stage food companies. By designating the entire Annex for food manufacturing, the space fosters a network of similar businesses at similar stages of growth that are able to share ideas and resources, replicating other successful industry cluster models.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) manages the Brooklyn Army Terminal on behalf of New York City. The NYCEDC is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes economic growth across the five boroughs, using the city’s assets to create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods.
Tour the Brooklyn Army Terminal
Turnstile Tours offers tours of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. On their 2-hour walking tour, you’ll explore how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this teeming transportation hub, hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen, and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards, and warehouses, and learn how these facilities are put to use today. Sign up to explore the sights and stories of a century of work at the Brooklyn Army Terminal!
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