Want to check out old some New York City factories?
Making it Here is a new year-long series hosted by Open House New York (OHNY), and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. From the site:
Through tours, talks, and other programs, New Yorkers will have a chance to visit and learn about how older industrial buildings, once considered outmoded, are being retrofitted to create spaces that reflect the changing needs of a manufacturing ecosystem that better integrates the design and production processes, as well as how some legacy manufacturers have adapted their businesses to shifting market dynamics, allowing them to thrive in place over time. Making it Here will also tour the spaces where entrepreneurs, technologists, and inventors are re-imagining manufacturing in the heart of the city through the development of new technologies like peer-to-peer platforms and 3D printing.
Some of the upcoming tours include:
Standard Motors Building
Friday, May 16 / 3:00 PM
Brooklyn Army Terminal
Tuesday, May 20 / 3:00 PM
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Friday, June 6th / 10:00 AM
Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center
Friday, June 20th / 12:00 PM
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