We did not know anything about Industry City before going to see “Escher, The Exhibition and Experience.” Located in the Sunset Park neighborhood, near the Brooklyn waterfront, it is six million square feet of “classic New York industrial architecture that has been repurposed for the economy of the future.” (website) The Exhibition is in Building 6 (of 10 buildings). Early on a Sunday morning we easily found parking on the street. There are also parking lots nearby. Since this complex was originally warehouses, all of the building entrances are high enough off the ground for trucks to be able to unload. Ramps at either end of the streets and steps/ramps between courtyards make all buildings accessible.
Since we were early for our assigned time to enter the Exhibit, we decided to explore some of the spaces. We found a great variety of places to eat in the 40,000 square foot Food Hall. At 9:30 on a Sunday morning, most of them were still closed, but we did manage to get some coffee. Besides the Food Hall, there are some other food options throughout. We found a mix of retail, design, media, technology and manufacturing firms in the directory. There are also pop-up shops and flea markets. As we surveyed some of the “five acres of cultivated courtyard space” (website) we found World Cup Viewing, a grassy play area, sandy areas, and outdoor dining areas. There is probably more that we missed!
Multi-stall restrooms, with large, handicapped-accessible stalls seem to be located in most buildings. Signs clearly show where these are.
On another day, with more time, it would be fun to explore more.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.industrycity.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”