Brooklyn Navy Yard: From WWII warships to Hollywood on the East River

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: From WWII warships to Hollywood on the East River
he famous New York shipyard built and repaired some of the world’s most renowned military vessels. Here, the USS Brooklyn is constructed the yard in 1936.

It’s seen a rapacious Leonardo DiCaprio rip-off the gullible, Sarah Jessica Parker ponder sweet amor and an air-headed Brad Pitt harbor intentions of blackmailing a CIA agent — all just a bridge away from the madness of Manhattan.

In the old times, Brooklyn’s historic Navy Yard would be lucky to attract the stars of the silver screen to a USO show.

Today, its home to one of the largest film studios outside of Hollywood.

The “Wolf of Wall Street”, “Sex and the City Two” and “Burn After Reading” are just a few of the major motion pictures shot at Steiner Studios in recent times.

More than 40 feature length and TV productions were filmed here in the last year alone.

Studio chairman, Doug Steiner, opened the site just over 10 years ago.

“It was really awful looking with wild dogs — literally wild dogs — roaming the streets here,” Steiner said.

“I liked the industrial landscape a lot and the opportunity. To me Brooklyn was a great opportunity waiting to happen because of the proximity to Manhattan.” ….

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