A century ago, Irving T. Bush built a monumental warehousing and distribution center on the Brooklyn waterfront that employed 25,000 people. This terminal soon became a major international seaport, but--by the 1960s--urban manufacturing entered a decades-long period of decline as most major manufacturers closed their doors. Today, after millions of dollars of investment, the space's 16 factory buildings occupying 6 million square feet of space have been transformed into Industry City.
On this Made in Brooklyn themed tour, you'll explore this thriving micro-economy of hundreds of innovative businesses with a guide. Explore and go behind the scenes of shops, showrooms and workspaces. Shop for Made in Brooklyn products from a curated selection of creative individuals and businesses. Discover Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution and celebrate its creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit!