1801 -Navy Yard Established
President John Adams, a New Englander, favors a strong central government and a navy capable of protecting commerce and defending a young nation in a dangerous and hostile world. At the end of his presidency (1797-1801), Adams moves quickly to authorize the establishment of the first five naval shipyards including Brooklyn.
2009 - Green Industry
BNYDC finances the nation’s first multi-story, multi-tenanted green industrial building and installs nation’s first wind/solar street lamps, designed by Navy Yard tenant Duggal Eco-Solutions.
2010-2014 -New Construction
Among 12 new buildings in design or construction are the Duggal Greenhouse, an adaptive reuse of a low-employment warehouse in the Yard into a high-employment sustainable design center; and the adaptive reuse of a 220,000 square foot former machine shop as the Green Manufacturing Center.