From Bush Terminal to Industry City

Innovation and Adaptive Reuse

With Melanie Macchio

Located along the waterfront in Sunset Park, Industry City was built as part of the massive 19th century industrial complex known as Bush Terminal. The complex was developed as a combined manufacturing, storage, and distribution facility and transportation mecca for an evolving turn-of-the century city. The innovative, self-contained “Industrial City” as it was coined, helped put Brooklyn on the map as an international manufacturing hub. Today’s Industry City has been reactivated as a multipurpose manufacturing, light industrial, and arts campus. Join urban historian Melanie Macchio and learn about the history and adaptive reuse of this complex. (You may want to arrive extra early to have lunch in the food court before the tour.)

Saturday, October 26
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

exterior of buildings in Industry City
Buildings in Industry City. Photo: Ted Mineau for MAS.