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New York New Jersey Rail, LLC (and NJ and NY Terminals)   Leave a comment


This post covers the New York New Jersey Rail, LLC and related terminals.
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South Brooklyn Marine Terminal   Leave a comment

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

The New York and South Brooklyn Ferry operated a ferry from the Battery Maritime Building (formerly known as Municipal Ferry Pier) to the South Brooklyn 39th Street Ferry Terminal, where rail transfer was possible until 1935.

Adjacent to the Bush Terminal it is served New York New Jersey Rail (owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) car float operations and transloading activities via the 65th Street Yard which also connects to the Bay Ridge Branch, operated by the New York Connecting Railroad. Rail infrastructure improvements completed in 2012 connected the yard to SBMT along 1st Avenue as well a new break-bulk rail spur along the 39th Street shed, two new rail sidings for auto rack transloading, and a new rail connection to the SIMS facility at the 29th Street Pier.

SBMT is connected along the South Brooklyn Railway (ROW) to 36th–38th Street Yard. In 2012, the interchange with New York New Jersey Rail, LLC at Second Avenue was refurbished and a new ramp was installed at the 38th Street Yard at Fourth Avenue to allow receipt of new R156 locomotives and other subway rolling stock that are delivered on flat cars.

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Red Hook Container Terminal   Leave a comment

Red Hook WaterStories

  • Welcome to 400+ years of Red Hook history!  Here are many forgotten stories from our evocative neighborhood, and NYC’s maritime story in microcosm.  Explore:
    • A digital museum about our waterfront past and present
    • Red Hook retail, arts, non-profits, schools, recreation
    • Resiliency and flood prep info

    It’s a resource for locals, tourists, history buffs, urban-planners, educators, investors, flaneurs. Explore via menus, the search window or the interactive map. On the map, click the colored, numbered dots to zoom in to multiple items in that location. Then click on a pin to explore that item. Anchor icons mean sites of major importance.

Red Hook Container Terminal


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Naval Station and Shipyards, Historic   9 comments

Index to this Post:

  • Bethlehem Steel Company, Staten Island, New York
  • Brooklyn Army Terminal
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Bush Terminal/Industry City
  • Hoboken Shipyard
  • Marine Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY)
  • Naval Station New York

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The Ports of New York, NY, and NJ, and Ports on Long Island, NY (Port Series No. 5)

A description of the waterfront facilities throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey as published by the US Army Corp of Engineers.  The Ports of New York, NY, and NJ, and Ports on Long Island, NY (Port Series No. 5)

Atlantic Basin (Brooklyn) (and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal)

  • Looking northeast at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with QM2 in port, from a ferry rounding Red Hook, Brooklyn on a sunny afternoon

    Located in the westernmost portion of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Atlantic Basin is formed by Brooklyn Piers 10, 11 and 12 and sits on the Buttermilk Channel in the Upper New York Bay across from Governors Island. The Atlantic Basin Berthing Site is bordered by Buttermilk Channel to the west, Imlay Street to the east, Red Hook Container Terminal to the north and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to the south.


Bridges and Tunnels – New York City

George Washington Bridge

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