A Ghost Town on 20 Acres in Brooklyn

(The New York Times) Vines clamber over ruined mansions. A stagnant swimming pool blooms with algae. Inside an abandoned hospital, amid falling plaster and splintered banisters, a chink in the wall reveals a city skyline.

This is not a movie set, though it might become one.

The developer Douglas C. Steiner recently reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation to convert this 20-acre site within the industrial complex into a media and technology hub. The $383.4 million project would allow his Steiner Studios to expand its existing footprint there.

Vines clamber over ruined mansions. A stagnant swimming pool blooms with algae. Inside an abandoned hospital, amid falling plaster and splintered banisters, a chink in the wall reveals a city skyline. This is not a movie set, though it might become one. Here, the chief surgeon’s residence.

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