Brooklyn Army Terminal
U.S. Army Military Ocean Terminal
|Location:||58th-65th St. and 2nd Ave., Brooklyn, New York|
|Area:||97.2 acres (39.3 ha)|
|Architectural style:||Industrial, Other|
|Added to NRHP:||September 23, 1983|
The Brooklyn Army Terminal is a large complex of warehouses, offices, piers, docks, cranes, rail sidings and cargo loading equipment on 95 acres (380,000 m2) between 58th and 63rd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. During World War II, the terminal was responsible for shipment of 85% of army equipment and personnel overseas; 38,000,000 tons of supplies and over 3 million soldiers. The site was sold to New York City in 1981 and was then totally renovated. It is now leased and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a center for dozens of light manufacturing, warehousing and back-office businesses.
The complex was also known as the U.S. Army Military Ocean Terminal, the Brooklyn Army Base, as part of the New York Port of Embarkation. It was designed by Cass Gilbert and built in 1918. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The listing includes 11 contributing buildings on an area of 97.2 acres (39.3 ha).
New York Water Taxi's Rockaway/Sandy Hook beach service formerly linked the 58th Street Pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal to Pier 11/Wall Street, the East 34th Street Ferry Landing, the Sandy Hook Bay Marina, and/or Riis Landing during the rush hour and on summer weekends. Ferry service at this location became very important during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the 2005 New York City transit strike. This service was indefinitely suspended due to lack of funding on July 2, 2010.
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- Raymond W. Smith (July, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: U.S. Army Military Ocean Terminal / Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn Army Base, N.Y. Port of Embarkation". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. and Accompanying 22 photos and Accompanying photo captions