Brooklyn Navy Yard added to the National Register of Historic Places
BROOKLYN - The Brooklyn Navy Yard is now in the same category as New York City staples like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
The industrial mega-house and popular museum has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is being recognized as a historic district.
Built back in 1801, the iconic Navy Yard is the city's oldest and largest shipyard, generating countless jobs over the years.
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Officials say the award will help reactivate the 300-acre yard. More than 40 buildings are now eligible to receive historic tax credits for renovations.