A Walk Through the Yard, Part 12

This is the twelfth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Broadcastr. Audio for this stop coming soon.

BLDG 127, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2012.

Who knew that a Tennyson poem, a controversial sugar substitute, a boat shop, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard would have anything in common? Continue reading

A Walk Through the Yard, Part 11

This is the eleventh installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Broadcastr.  (Audio for this stop coming soon.)

The Paymaster Building before its historic move. Dig those awnings!
(Undated vintage postcard.)

Unlike many buildings at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, it’s easy to determine the original function of BLDG 121 from the outside. Above the central arch, large serif capital letters in molded terra cotta spell it out:

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A Walk Through the Yard, Part 10

This is the tenth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Broadcastr. Listen to Steel, Brick, and Stone’s audio for this stop here.

BLDG 25, or, the “Perry Building,” 2012.

For the most part, buildings at the Brooklyn Navy Yard are homogenous: two- to seven-story, built in the late 19th or early 20th century, red brick façades, revival style design. Entering the Yard from Sands Street, however, one might be surprised by the view straight ahead: Continue reading

A Walk Through the Yard, Part 9

This is the ninth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Steel, Brick, and Stone’s Broadcastr page.

Bike rack, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2012.

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A Walk Through the Yard, Part 8

This is the eighth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Steel, Brick, and Stone’s Broadcastr page.

Hospital Main Building, 2012.

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A Walk Through the Yard, Part 7

This is the seventh installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Steel, Brick, and Stone’s Broadcastr page.

BLDG 77 in 2012. What *was* going on in there?

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A Walk Through the Yard, Part 6

This is the sixth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Steel, Brick, and Stone’s Broadcastr page.

BLDG 128, or the “Machine Shop,” January 2012.

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A Walk Through the Yard, Part 5

This is the fifth installment in a series devoted to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All posts in this series can also be heard on Steel, Brick, and Stone’s Broadcastr page.

Lumi-SolAir streetlights, 2012.

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