John Bartelstone on the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Architectural Photographer John Bartelstone recently published his book, The Brooklyn Navy Yard, and is available at powerHouse Books. His 91 duotone images show the relics of a time when the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a thriving shipyard complex between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. New York City’s largest and oldest industrial facility, the Brooklyn Navy Yard still repairs great ships, but also has reinvented itself with various manufacturers and businesses, such as furniture makers, movie sets, and new media companies. Mr. Bartelsone’s photographs preserve the abandoned elements of the Navy Yard and they bring us back to the days when shipbuilding was a key industry for World War II.

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