In May 1918, the federal government broke ground on a four-million-square-foot military facility on the Sunset Park waterfront that would become the Brooklyn Army Terminal. After serving the country for decades as a supply base and an Army headquarters during World War II, the Brooklyn Army Terminal was purchased by the City of New York in 1981; New York City Economic Development Corporation began managing the property in 1986.
In 2018, we celebrate the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s centennial. One hundred years after ground was broken—and after nearly 40 years of City ownership—the Brooklyn Army Terminal is one of the most innovative and accessible industrial campuses in the world—home to more than 100 local businesses and thousands of good manufacturing jobs.
After decades of innovation, the de Blasio administration is launching a series of efforts to further position the Brooklyn Army Terminal at the center of industrial innovation, including: delivering affordable industrial space; creating an open, publicly accessible campus; connecting communities and businesses; and offering on-site programs for talent, innovation, and entrepreneurs.
Learn more about the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s centennial.
Brooklyn Army Terminal Centennial Press Event