Fundraiser for Sunset Park Fire Victims

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 3, a fire broke out at 702 44th St, an apartment building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, leaving more than 100 people homeless. The community has rallied to provide assistance to these families, and the local Business Improvement District has set up a GoFundMe campaign for them – please consider donating.

On Saturday, April 6, we are hosting our regular Brooklyn Army Terminal Tour but this week we will be donating 100% of all ticket sales to the fire victims. So please join us – we will put special focus on the Army Terminal’s long history of providing aid and refuge to victims of war and disaster, from the 1928 Puerto Rico Hurricane to the Andrea Doria sinking to the September 11 Boatlift.

Thank you to all the local leaders who have stepped up to provide assistance to these people, including the BID, Community Board 7, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, and the office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

Turnstile Tours offers guided tours of the Brooklyn Army Terminal on select weekend days, which explore the past and present of the site, from its design by famed architect Cass Gilbert and its five decades of service to the Armed Forces, to its transformation into a thriving industrial park. All tours are offered in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.