Tag Archives: Bush Terminal

The great Brooklyn explosion of 1956

Twenty-six minutes after the fire began, a “harmless” explosive left 10 dead, injured 247, and caused $10,000,000 in property damage. Continue reading

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Week thirty-two: Industry City

This project’s thirty-second neighborhood is a familiar one: the former Bush Terminal along the Sunset Park waterfront. I catalogued my most recent trip to the area in one of my “Running Brooklyn” posts. The selection came courtesy of my friend … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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Sunset Park: once married to industry, now seeking a life of its own

For more than a century, the fortunes of Sunset Park have been tied to industry along the waterfront. In this way, its relationship is similar to that of Wallabout with the Navy Yard: as the commercial Yard boomed to a peak … Continue reading

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