Manhattan Beach Tour with Author Jennifer Egan
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave.
718-907-5932 Price: $19.50-$39
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Inspired by the Yard, Jennifer Egan set her best-selling novel Manhattan Beach at this site in the 1940s. Take a tour of the site with the author on this very special edition of the Yard’s most popular tour, “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future.”
The two-hour guided tour is a great introduction to the rich history and modern industry of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Founded in 1801, the Yard served as one of America’s premiere naval shipyards for 165 years. Today, it is a city-owned industrial park and a center of manufacturing, technology, and craft, home to over 450 industrial and creative businesses. This tour gives you a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites–many featured in “Manhattan Beach”–including a dry dock that’s been used continuously for ship repair since 1851, several historic buildings that are being adaptively reused for modern industry, and development projects that will more than double the Yard’s workforce by the end of 2020Buy tickets/get more info now