Visiting Artist Program

5 months, 4 weeks ago

BLDG 92 is excited to announce the names of the five individuals selected as the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists. The Visiting Artist program, offered annually, offers access to local artists who are inspired by or seeking to connect to the Yard through a variety of creative disciplines. Each day during the work week of March 28 we will release a blog post about one of the Artists.  

Continue Reading >

Visiting Artist Program

5 months, 4 weeks ago
2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists

BLDG 92 is excited to announce the names of the five individuals selected as the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists. The Visiting Artist program, offered annually, offers access to local artists who are inspired by or seeking to connect to the Yard through a variety of creative disciplines. Each day during the work week of March 28 we will release a blog post about one of the Artists.

Continue Reading >
Now at BLDG 92

Visitors Artist Program

5 months, 4 weeks ago
2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists

BLDG 92 is excited to announce the names of the five individuals selected as the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists. The Visiting Artist program, offered annually, offers access to local artists who are inspired by or seeking to connect to the Yard through a variety of creative disciplines. Each day during the work week of March 28 we will release a blog post about one of the Artists.  

Continue Reading >
Now at BLDG 92,

Visiting Artist Program

6 months ago
2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists

BLDG 92 is excited to announce the names of the five individuals selected as the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists. The Visiting Artist program, offered annually, offers access to local artists who are inspired by or seeking to connect to the Yard through a variety of creative disciplines. Each day during the work week of March 28 we will release a blog post about one of the Artists.  

Continue Reading >
Now at BLDG 92,

Visiting Artist Program

6 months ago
Visiting Artist Group Visiting Artist Group

BLDG 92 is excited to announce the names of the five individuals selected as the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists. The Visiting Artist program, offered annually, offers access to local artists who are inspired by or seeking to connect to the Yard through a variety of creative disciplines. Each day during the work week of March 28 we will release a blog post about one of the Artists.

Continue Reading >
From the Archives

Fruit Trees of the Navy Yard

Dennis Riley 10 months ago
Map of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Surrounding Area, 1895 Map of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Surrounding Area, 1895

A random find in the archives reveals the existence of three long gone streets adjoining the Brooklyn Navy Yard: Lemon, Peach, and Pear.

Continue Reading >
From the Archives

Mystery at the Hospital

Dennis Riley 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Recently during an assessment of the Main Hospital building, workers found a Purple Heart that had been placed in the attic.

Continue Reading >
From the Archives

V-J Day: A Victory for the Home Front Too

Dennis Riley 1 year, 1 month ago
Shipworker headline, August 21, 1945 Shipworker headline, August 21, 1945

The official announcement of Japan’s surrender was heard in Brooklyn at 7pm on August 14, 1945 -- 70 years ago today.  By that time, most workers at the Navy Yard were home and could enjoy the two-day holiday decreed by President Truman for all Federal employees.

Continue Reading >
From the Archives

Uncorked History: Vintage Artifacts

1 year, 2 months ago
Juli Jackson shows off her family treasures to Aileen Chumard, BLDG92 Executive Director, and Dennis Riley, BNYDC archivist Juli Jackson shows off her family treasures to Aileen Chumard, BLDG92 Executive Director, and Dennis Riley, BNYDC archivist

Staff at BLDG92 were extremely excited to receive an incredible trove of materials donated by Juli Jackson to the BNYDC archives.  Ms. Jackson is the daughter of Kathryn Steiner (nee Lackey), who christened the USS Brooklyn (CL-40) at the Yard in 1936, as well as the grand-daughter of Frank Lackey who served in Brooklyn for over 40 years as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and as commander of the New York State Naval Militia and eventually died at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital in 1944.  See the finding aid to this collection for more information or visit BLDG 92 in the Fall when we will have select items on display. 

Continue Reading >
From the Archives

100 Years Ago - Remembering the USS Arizona

Dennis Riley 1 year, 3 months ago
USS Arizona Slips from the Launching Ways, National Archives, RG19 Records of the Bureau of Ships, ARC identifier 6003991 USS Arizona Slips from the Launching Ways, National Archives, RG19 Records of the Bureau of Ships, ARC identifier 6003991

100 years ago today, the USS Arizona (BB-39), named after the newest state in the union, was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  The Arizona was one of nine modern battleships completed at the Yard.  The largest and most powerful naval ship in service at the time of its launching, she was also the first U.S. battleship to use oil rather than coal for fuel – with a storage capacity of 2,322 tons of oil.

Continue Reading >