Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

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The Queen Mary 2 at the terminal
LocationPier 12, Clinton Wharf
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Coordinates40°40.92′0″N 74°0.86′0″W / 40.68200°N 74.01433°W / 40.68200; -74.01433Coordinates: 40°40.92′0″N 74°0.86′0″W / 40.68200°N 74.01433°W / 40.68200; -74.01433
Owned byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Operated byPorts America
ConnectionsBSicon BOOT.svg NYC Ferry (South Brooklyn Route)
Construction
Structure typePier
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Websitenycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal
History
OpenedApril 2006[1]
1849 chart of Atlantic Basin

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is a cruise terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The terminal is 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) and sits on Buttermilk Channel, a tidal strait separating Brooklyn from Governors Island. It is located on land owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and leased by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC),[2] The terminal is one of three terminals for ocean-going cruise ships in the New York metropolitan area. Ships from Carnival Corporation (which owns the Cunard and Princess Cruises) call the terminal their home port.

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is located at Red Hook Pier 12, on the south side of the Atlantic Basin[3] at Pioneer and Imlay Streets. Vehicular access is through the main gate near the intersection of Bowne and Imlay Streets.

The terminal was converted from a 1954 freight terminal and was earlier the site of the Atlantic Basin Iron Works. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal opened on April 15, 2006, following a $52 million investment by NYCEDC, with the arrival of the RMS Queen Mary 2.[4] On July 15 and 16, 2017,[5] a racing circuit in the port and supporting roads hosted the Formula E electric car racing series's ninth and tenth round in the 2016–17 Formula E season.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Overview". NYCruise. 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ AJOT (June 3, 2009). "NY/NJ Port Authority board approves lease extensions for New York seaport terminals". ajot.com. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "NYCEDC Issues Request for Proposals for Atlantic Basin". NYCEDC. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Confessore, Nicholas (April 16, 2006). "New Brooklyn Terminal Shows It's Fit for Queen". The New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "NYC". Formula E Tickets. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  6. ^ O'Kane, Sean (September 21, 2016). "Formula E will race in Brooklyn in 2017". The Verge. Retrieved February 11, 2017.

External links

  • Official website