A Long Walk Along the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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.

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.

A run down area of Brooklyn, but it’s going through the early stages of gentrification.

Coming up on the navy yard.

Coming up on the navy yard.

A very impressive mural has been painted by the local school.

A very impressive mural has been painted by the local school.

The southern entrance to the shipyard.

The southern entrance to the shipyard.

Overgrown vines cover abandoned areas of the navy yard.

Overgrown vines cover abandoned areas of the navy yard.

This sign has been there for quite some time.

This sign has been there for quite some time.

Looking in on the actual working area to see the sign.

Looking in on the actual working area to see the sign.

Bldg 92 which houses the history museum of the shipyards themselves.

Bldg 92 which houses the history museum of the shipyards themselves.

Looks like someone tried to ram this gate.

There were lots of these gates. This is the one in the best condition.

Looking into the shipyards.

Looking into the shipyards.

Peeking through the fence.

Peeking through the fence.

Back at the castle entrance.

Back at the castle entrance.

Heading towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

Heading towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

The sun shines through the clouds.

The sun shines through the clouds.

One of the few times I wasn't surrounded by people.

One of the few times I wasn’t surrounded by people.

The southern tip of Manhattan and the sun.

The southern tip of Manhattan and the sun.

Lots of cables.

Lots of cables.

Fun with metalwork.

Fun with metalwork.

The sun is setting.

The sun is setting.

Finally back in NJ and ready for a rest.

Finally back in NJ and ready for a rest.

The sun shines nicely on downtown Manhattan as it sets behind me.

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.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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One Response to A Long Walk Along the Brooklyn Navy Yard

  1. These are some great photos! You can actually visit the inside of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a tour – every Saturday and Sunday, we offer our Past, Present & Future Tour of the Yard, and we have a range of other theme-based tours as well, including a Seasonal Photography Tour (the next one will be October 10). And if you can’t join a tour, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Exhibition and Visitor Center has great (and free!) exhibits about the Yard’s history and redevelopment as an industrial park.

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