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18 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP • MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016 DEVELOPERS BREAK GROUND ON NAVY YARD’S NEW BUILDING BY ANNA SPIVAK aspivak@homereporter.com Developers broke ground on one of the largest commercial buildings in the city to be constructed outside of Manhattan in decades on Thursday, May 5. Which Brooklyn building holds the title? The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Dock 72. A c c o r d i n g to the mayor’s offi ce, the 675,000-squarefoot building will b r i n g $ 3 8 0 million in private investment and 4,000 living wage jobs to the yard upon its completion in late 2017. “We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This project is going to help bring ideas, innovators and start-ups to the yard, where they can scale up their businesses, hire more New Yorkers and manufacture their products right here in Brooklyn.” Construction of the 16-story building is part of the de Blasio administration’s plan to support job growth and multiply the number of modern industrial jobs available in the city. With the addition of this project, the Navy Yard boasts $700 million worth of construction activity underway or in its early stages – with employment from these projects expected to double in the next few years from 7,000 up to 16,000 jobs by 2020. “This building will be a boon to the modern, industrial ecosystems of both Brooklyn and the entire city, as it supports 4,000 new jobs and the growth of small businesses,” said Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Chair Hank Gutman. “This is another important milestone in the growth of the Navy Yard.” Along with bringing signifi cant job growth to the borough, the 300-acre Navy Yard – Dock 72 included – will house new space for manufacturers, and creative and technological companies among others – making it a modern, innovative and commercial hub in Brooklyn. “Brooklyn is one of America’s best new tech hubs – with the Brooklyn Navy Yard right at the heart of it – and Dock 72 will be a milestone development for the future of our borough,” said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “Not only will this project bring almost $400 million in investment to Brooklyn, but it will create 4,000 good-paying jobs, and improve the lives of countless area residents.” The development is a collaborative effort between the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, the de Blasio administration, Rudin Development, Boston Properties, Inc. and WeWork, with architecture fi rm S9 Architecture behind the project’s design. Runners tour North Brooklyn during Dime McCarren 5K BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK mmcgoldrick@homereporter.com Runners from every walk of life came out on Saturday, May 7 for the Dime McCarren 5K, produced yearly by NYCRUNS. The event, which benefi ts the St. Nicks Alliance, hit the streets running in 2012 and has since become one of the most popular races in the borough, racing through North Brooklyn. The race -- sponsored this year by Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh -- kicked off at the Greenpoint Beacon Center (424 Leonard Street) at 9 a.m. and hosted over 600 registered runners and walkers. “Dime made a multi-year commitment to sponsor the run. Given Dime’s deep roots in the Williamsburg community, we knew this partnership was the perfect fi t for the bank,” said Larry Kinitsky, senior vice president of marketing for Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh. “The excitement and the energy throughout the event was fantastic,” he added. “We hope that, with great partners like NYCRUNS and the St. Nicks Alliance, we’ll be able to make this event even more successful. We’re so happy to be a part of it.” Rendering courtesy of S9 Architecture Developers broke ground on The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s newest building, Dock 72. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Corazon Aguirre Runners participating in the Dime McCarren 5K. cre


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