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Transforming the Brooklyn Marine Terminal into an asset for modern maritime jobs and vibrant mixed-use community hub.

In May 2024, Mayor Adams, along with Governor Hochul, NYCEDC, and the Port Authority announced an agreement that will enable the City to transform the Brooklyn Marine Terminal—building the waterfront community to potentially help create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers and generate significant economic impact for New York City.

As part of the effort, the City is assuming operational control of the entire marine terminal from the Port Authority, encompassing 100+ acres of waterfront in Red Hook and the Columbia Street Waterfront District, including the existing Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

New + Continuing Investment

The City is committing an initial $80 million investment in the Brooklyn Marine Terminal to stabilize and repair Piers 7, 8, and 10, and to fund planning for the 100+ acre waterfront's future; along with an additional investment up to $15 million to fund a new container crane for operations at the terminal.

As part of the agreement, NYCEDC is assuming responsibility for operations and maintenance of Piers 7-12, while supporting existing tenants. Over the past two decades, as part of the City’s lease and operation of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, NYCEDC has invested over $162 million into Piers 11 and 12. NYCEDC is also assuming the recent five-year extension of Red Hook Container Terminal’s operating agreement.

A reimagined waterfront can deliver a modern maritime port with a focus on micro-distribution strategies that remove trucks from our streets and increase union working waterfront jobs, as well as provide important community-facing amenities.

Andrew Kimball
President & CEO, NYCEDC

A Community-Driven Vision

The City will assemble a Brooklyn Marine Terminal Taskforce—chaired by US Representative Dan Goldman with New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes and New York City Councilmember Alexa Aviles serving as vice chairs—to co-lead an extensive engagement process. The process will kick off later this spring and will engage a wide range of stakeholders—including local elected officials, unions, waterfront stakeholders, Brooklyn businesses, workforce development, the adjacent community, and the maritime industry—to develop a shared vision for the future of this vital facility and district. NYCEDC has engaged renowned community engagement and urban design firm WXY to support this work.

The Harbor of the Future

The transformation of the Brooklyn Marine Terminal is part of the Adams administration’s broader strategy to develop the Harbor of the Future—a reimagined, East River-connected network of innovation and growth. The Harbor of the Future includes emerging innovation centers at the Hunts Point Produce Market, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Science Park and Research Campus (SPARC) Kips Bay, and the North Shore of Staten Island.

Get in Touch

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