For anyone who works in film and TV in the NYC area, inevitably you will work on a production that is based out of Steiner Studios. While it is a large and fantastic studio to work in, it is not located near any subway stops. By this, I mean it is a good mile to the nearest one(s). As it so happened, last month I had to go out there for a fitting, so I brought the camera with me to document the long walk from the F train stop at York St. This walk takes you along the borders of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You cannot just walk into them and start taking pics, so everything is taken from outside the yards. By the end of this round trip I walked more than 5 miles, as I was a crazy person and opted to walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge instead of riding the subway for one stop. Foolish yes, but I got my exercise for the day.
Starting at York St, we get this lovely bit of wall art inside a fenced in area.
A run down area of Brooklyn, but it’s going through the early stages of gentrification.
Coming up on the navy yard.
A very impressive mural has been painted by the local school.
The southern entrance to the shipyard.
Overgrown vines cover abandoned areas of the navy yard.
This sign has been there for quite some time.
Looking in on the actual working area to see the sign.
Bldg 92 which houses the history museum of the shipyards themselves.
There were lots of these gates. This is the one in the best condition.
Looking into the shipyards.
Peeking through the fence.
Back at the castle entrance.
Heading towards the Brooklyn Bridge.
The sun shines through the clouds.
One of the few times I wasn’t surrounded by people.
The southern tip of Manhattan and the sun.
Lots of cables.
Fun with metalwork.
The sun is setting.
Finally back in NJ and ready for a rest.
The sun shines nicely on downtown Manhattan as it sets behind me.
Next week: I went to a book signing, so some pics of the event and author.