October 13, 2018
NYC by Foot (or Ferry): Brooklyn Army Terminal
Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) when approached by Ferry in the late afternoon sun puts off a warm glow that cools after you enter and realize this was an embarkation point for troops and supplies during multiple wars, but most heavily used in World War II. Faint signage of destination countries still gives a haunting feeling. Designed by Cass Gilbert, this building complex was built for function, but still has its intrigues and grace – a skylit atrium, staggered balconies, and railroad tracks that run thru the center of BAT B among others. In 1981 NYC purchased the complex and began a phased renovation plan that began in 1984. Now it houses a combination of tenants from traditional manufacturing to garment manufacturing, to small businesses and artist studios. Also taking place at BAT during Open House New York was arts not-for-profit ChaShaMa’s Open Studios, opening up approximately 90 artist studios to the public to visit. Art, architecture, and a lovely ferry ride – not bad for $5.50 and an afternoon.
Visited by BKSK Business Manager, Robin Noble-Zolin
Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) as viewed from the water
Intrigues and grace – a skylight atrium, staggered balconies, and railroad tracks that run thru the center of BAT B
Studio: (city scapes) by Steve Zolin (stevezolin.com)
Studio: (B24 and paint pallet) by Kenneth E Parris III (firstname.lastname@example.org)