The Brooklyn Navy Yard


Arial View of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Since the beginning of my fall semester at Citytech in 2017 I’ve been working for external affairs as a graphic designer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I applied to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) through CUNY Service corp. which helps CUNY students not only experience the perks of being a member of CUNY service corp but gain real world/ outside work experience both in a professional manner and exciting way!  The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a very large industrial area that is located between downtown Brooklyn, the Manhattan bridge, and the Williamsburg bridge. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is a non-for profit group that manages and develops the yard – and with that being said the BNYDC is also expecting to double in size in the coming years – which would not only mean many more jobs for people but a better and more stable community in Brooklyn as a whole! The Brooklyn Navy Yard has many Tenants within it. Steiner Studios, Duggal visual solutions, Russ & Daughters, New Lab and many more are some tenants within the yard. There have also been movies like “Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo DiCaprioand shows like Netflix(s) “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal. But within the Navy Yard at external affairs, which is specifically located within Building #292, we our known as the voice of the yard, as we manage budgeting, event planning as well as our transportation system and our RE-Brand which is a work-in-progress and major turning point for the yard as a whole. One major historic moment that has recently took place was the grand opening of Building 77… “The $185 million renovation of the World War II-era storage facility is a milestone for the growth of manufacturing in New York City and the de Blasio administration’s push to build 100,000 good-paying jobs across a range of industries. Located within the City-owned Brooklyn Navy Yard at the corner of Vanderbilt and Flushing Avenues, the 16-story building will be home to more than 3,000 jobs.” –

And as I mentioned earlier the Navy Yard is expected to double in size… “The navy yard’s ongoing expansion — which includes the reconstruction of Admiral’s Row, where naval officers once lived, and the creation of a waterfront office building that the co-working startup WeWork Cos. helped design — should raise the job count to about 20,000, from the current 7,000, according to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.”  – Bloomberg L.P. articles

It is great not only to gain experience as a designer at the Navy Yard and learn about the re-branding process, but also to be apart of history and learn about the community.