An aerial view of the Brooklyn Navy Yard complex

Wi-Fi on the free shuttle, additional Citi Bike stations, and tons of parking are just some of the goodies in the works to entice visitors and workers to the Navy Yard’s soon-to-open Building 77 and its food hall, anchored by Russ & Daughters, according to new details and renderings revealed by a new leasing document from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We have all the details below.


Navy Yard BLDG 77. Photo by Barbara Eldredge

There’s always something interesting going on at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, from Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farms to Steiner Studios film studios to designer shows during Fashion Week. But it’s awfully hard to get there.

Now the remote but ever-growing hub of innovation and employment is initiating a better literal connector to the surrounding borough: A free shuttle service.


Artist rendering of the proposed waterfront streetcar via Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

Prospective residents of the new mixed use development at Navy Green, straddling the borders of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, may wonder about the Brooklyn Navy Yard a couple blocks to the north. What does it have to offer people who live in the area?

Right now, the Navy Yard is primarily an industrial park where a thriving community of artists and craftspeople, manufacturers and distributors, and other Brooklyn entrepreneurs ply their trade. Its visitor center, BLDG92, stages exhibitions, events, and tours that showcase the past, present and future of this historic landmark.

But what’s really exciting about the Navy Yard is what’s coming in the near future. With a cash infusion of as much as $140 million flooding the area, there are a host of new developments in the works, including a high-end food court at Building 77, a 74,000-square-foot Wegmans supermarket, the expansion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, and — perhaps — Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious plan for a streetcar which will connect the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts from Sunset Park to Astoria. Read on to find out more.