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A Working Waterfront in Brooklyn?

pump house dry dock brooklyn beforeAfter a concerted effort among our friends and neighbors in Brooklyn and the maritime community, demolition of a Civil War-era building on the working waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn, has been halted. The resulting city and state fines could come to $183,000. Plans to use much of the historic site as a parking lot are still on the drawing board. These two pictures of the 1866 pump house on Beard Street were taken less than a week apart. The pump house was built to serve the dry dock, also pictured, which is still in use today. The fate of the dry dock is still uncertain. pump house dry dock brooklyn after brooklyn dry dock