New York City Museum and Visitor Center to Display Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 200-Year History

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NEW YORK (AP).- For more than a century, tens of thousands worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, building some of the nation’s most storied warships — sailing frigates, Civil War ironclads, gunboats, sloops and 20th-century warships and submarines. The yard’s sprawling hospital treated soldiers from the 1860s through World War II. Now, more than four decades after the largest-scale shutdown of any military facility in U.S. history, the Navy Yard is coming to life again. Today, the 300-acre facility hums as a vibrant industrial park with the Steiner Studios, the largest film and television complex outside Hollywood, and hundreds of other businesses. A $25.5 million museum and visitor’s center under construction, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92, will highlight the shipyard’s