Crafting Your Experience

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Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Abandoned Brooklyn

Long before it became a hipster paradise, Brooklyn was a bustling, booming industrial hub. Explore the abandoned architectural treasures of its past and learn how these are being transformed and repurposed for a more vibrant future.

  • 1.

    Dead Horse Bay

    Dead Horse Bay

    Protecting historic trash on a haunted beach.

  • 2.

    Gowanus Batcave

    Gowanus Batcave

    A true American story: from grit to glamour.

  • 3.

    Floyd Bennett Field

    Floyd Bennett Field

    The original "airport" of NY now a barren wasteland

  • 4.

    Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital

    Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital

    Just your average ghost hospital

  • 5.

    Red Hook Grain Terminal

    Red Hook Grain Terminal

    The "Magnificent Mistake"

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