From the Archives

New in the Archives: The William J. Yager Papers

Dennis Riley 6 days, 9 hours ago
William Yager receives Beneficial Suggestion Award, 1951 William Yager receives Beneficial Suggestion Award, 1951

The archives received an impressive collection of materials donated by William Yager who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1947 until 1965.  During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was first hired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on July 11, 1947 as a Welder Apprentice and later promoted to Welder Combination. During his 30-plus years of employment he received several promotions to Shop Analyst and Scheduler (Welder Combination), Shop Analyst and Scheduler (Welder), and Shop Planner (Welder). In 1963, Mr. Yager received a promotion to Industrial Engineering Technician in the Production Department, a position he held until the Yard’s closure.  In this capacity he was responsible for establishing methods and standards of doing various shipbuilding jobs.  Outside of his official duties, Mr. Yager was active in the Yard’s gun club.  In 1965, as part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s reduction in force, Mr. Yager transferred to the Puget Sound Shipyard for the remainder of his career.  Since then he has lived in Bremerton, Washington.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Louis H. Kaplan Papers

Dennis Riley 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Photograph of the Machinery Division, 1913.  Louis Kaplan is third from the left. Photograph of the Machinery Division, 1913. Louis Kaplan is third from the left.

Louis H. Kaplan was born on September 29, 1893 and was first hired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on January 13, 1912.  Originally hired as a typewriter, he was promoted to a clerk in 1916.  During World War I he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on August 8, 1918 and was discharged from the service on March 2, 1919.  After his military service, Kaplan resumed working at the Yard as a clerk.

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Now at BLDG 92,

A Tasty Tradition Continues!

Aileen Chumard 1 month ago
A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work

When you enter the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you might notice a sign that reads, “We used to launch ships. Now we launch businesses.” Well, we might have to revise that statement in light of the recent “launching” of the USS Levant – the Gingerbread Ship version that it is! This December BLDG 92 partnered with Christopher Sanchez, formerly of Myrtle Ave's Le Petit Bakery, on a third Gingerbread Ship Workshop. Our petite participants learned a bit about ships and shipbuilding in our galleries before christening the ship and decorating ship-shaped cookies to take home. Fun was had by all! The Levant was preceded by the USS Monitor in 2012 and the USS Ohio in 2013. If you missed it this year, join us next year on our next ship.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Mike DeLucia Collection

Dennis Riley 1 month, 1 week ago
Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003 Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003

As we reflect on the 54th anniversary of the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) fire, the archives recently received an important addition to its collections related to the tragedy.  Donated by Mike DeLucia, this collection includes nineteen photographs related to the fire aboard the ship that claimed the lives of 49 ship workers.  For more information, see the collection finding aid.

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Meet the Makers!,

What's that "Wall-about"?

Aileen Chumard 6 months, 1 week ago

If you're among the thousands of New Yorkers who have ridden your bike down the Brooklyn Greenway over the last week you may have noticed a new wall here on the Wallabout featuring "A Day in the Life at the Brooklyn Navy Yard."

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Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Ryan Hollowell

Aileen Chumard 8 months ago

Meet the Makers is a BLDG 92 blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are "making it" in and around Brooklyn. Check out our new exhibit, Making it in NYC!

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New Exhibit! Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing

Aileen Chumard 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Welcome to the world of makers & manufacturers! BLDG 92 is buzzing with the hustle and bustle of a new exhibit opening! Check out the video below, read the press release here and learn more here.

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Meet the Makers: Nora Ligorano

Aileen Chumard 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Meet the Makers is a new BLDG 92 Blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are “making it” in and around the Yard.

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Visiting Artists Announced!

Aileen Chumard 1 year ago

BLDG 92 is pleased to announce our 2014 Visiting Artists. These six submissions were selected from a pool of qualified and creative applicants all seeking to connect with and draw artistic inspiration from the Navy Yard. We're looking forward to seeing the Yard, our tenants and our rich history reflected in the photography, painting, sculpture and performance art of this dynamic group. 

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Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Davin Kuntze

Aileen Chumard 1 year ago

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