Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
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The Queen Mary 2 at the terminal
Location Pier 12, Clinton Wharf
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Coordinates 40°40.92′0″N 74°0.86′0″W / 40.68200°N 74.01433°W / 40.68200; -74.01433Coordinates: 40°40.92′0″N 74°0.86′0″W / 40.68200°N 74.01433°W / 40.68200; -74.01433
Owned by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Operated by Metro Cruise Services[1]
Ports America
Structure type Pier
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Opened April 2006[2]
1849 chart of Atlantic Basin

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is one of three terminals for ocean-going cruise ships in the New York metropolitan area. The terminal is located at Red Hook Pier 12, which forms the south side of the Atlantic Basin[3] at Pioneer and Imlay Streets in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York City. Vehicular access is through the main gate near the intersection of Bowne and Imlay Streets.

The terminal is located on land owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), leased by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC),[4] and operated by Metro Cruise Services. The terminal opened on April 15, 2006, following a $52 million investment by NYCEDC, with the arrival of the RMS Queen Mary 2.[5] The terminal is 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) and sits on Buttermilk Channel, a tidal strait separating Brooklyn from Governors Island.

The terminal was converted from a 1954 freight terminal. Ships from Carnival Corporation (which owns the Cunard and Princess Cruises) call the terminal their home port.

In July 2017, a racing circuit in the port and supporting roads will host the Formula E electric car racing series's ninth and tenth round in the 2016–17 Formula E season season.[6]

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  1. ^ "Operations". NYCruise. 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Overview". NYCruise. 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NYCEDC Issues Request for Proposals for Atlantic Basin". NYCEDC. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ AJOT (3 June 2009). "NY/NJ Port Authority board approves lease extensions for New York seaport terminals". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Confessore, Nicholas (April 16, 2006). "New Brooklyn Terminal Shows It's Fit for Queen". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  6. ^ O'Kane, Sean (2016-09-21). "Formula E will race in Brooklyn in 2017". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 

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