10/06/2008:

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Of all the off-limits places in New York, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has long been the one I most wanted to see. So it's been a good month-- first, I got to go on a test-run of the forthcoming Brooklyn Historic Society tour of the yard (highly recommended, and open to the public starting November 2nd), and then on Saturday, I actually got to walk around the Yard unescorted, as part of the annual Brooklyn Navy Yard Arts Open Studios day. It's hard to describe the size of the Yard-- more than 300 acres, with dozens of buildings, several private streets, and five-thousand current workers (down from more than thirty thousand during World War II). These pictures offer just a small glimpse of the place-- they don't include the northern third of the Yard, mainly occupied by Steinway Studios, or the super-locked down Admiral's Row or Navy Hospital areas.

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I love your pictures and use bluejake as my home page.

One thing; I can only see one pic when entering your page. To see the multiple pics on todays page I have to go to another page and then press "back". Weird!

you can also click the "more pictures" under the main picture on the front page!

Beautiful! Wish I'd gone Saturday.

I love the interior shots - abandoned buildings are incredibly interesting and fun to shoot. Hope to cross the river and catch your show, as well - looks good!

I was there too on Sunday, great shots!

Tremendous images. I've included your blog in a recent posting "20 Awesome Photoblogs - New York City". Check it out when you have a moment. Best of luck and keep up the great work!

Thanks for the insight into this restricted area. I've also been dying to see the inside of the Admiral's Row mansions near there. Keep up the good work.

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