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Yesterday, we were excited to report Alexander Wang's plans to show his Fall '14 collection in Brooklyn this coming Fashion Week,  at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Seemed like an interesting move from a designer who's lead most of the industry tends to follow. Well, if the Daily News is to be believed, we were alone in our principles.  Or, as the Daily News puts it, "Manhattan’s fashion industry elite is throwing Brooklyn some serious shade."...
Williamsburg Fashion Weekend and the forthcoming Fashion Week Brooklyn notwithstanding, this is still a major coup: Style.com reports that come February, Alexander Wang will be showing his Fall '14 collection not at its usual home at Pier 94, but instead at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. As the site points out, it'll be the "first time in recent memory" that a major designer has shown in Brooklyn in this capacity. "We found this incredible space, and it...
When a new museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, opened on Flushing Avenue in November, it revived our long-dormant obsession with naval history. And our appetite for knowledge of the yard’s former shipbuilding activities and military operations only grew when we happened upon the institution’s expansive photo archive, which includes everything from images of veterans outfitted with then-state-of-the-art prostheses to under-construction battleships standing tall as skyscrapers in the Wallabout Bay dry docks. Most importantly,...

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