We must open this first official posting on “All-About-Wallabout” by discussing a bit about our goals for the website. First, we are aware that most New Yorkers (and even most Brooklynites) have never heard of the term “Wallabout.” The Historic Wallabout association defines Wallabout as the 22 block area bounded by Navy Street to the west, the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the north, Myrtle Avenue to the south and Classon Avenue to the east.
See the map below for the shaded region
For several decades Wallabout has been a sleepy little enclave that has been remarkably unremarkable. There have been no shiny new developments with multi-million dollar penthouses, no fancy restaurants and celebrity sightings are virtually non-existent. Since 2000, neighboring areas such as Dumbo, Williamsburg and Clinton Hill have experienced massive amounts of development, leaving Wallabout in the dust. However, times are beginning to change- and change quickly.
Over the coming months and years, we intend to chronicle the transition that is taking place within Wallabout by writing articles on development plans that will shape the area’s future. We will also feature local businesses on AllaboutWallabout in an effort to enhance their brands and drive more customer traffic to their stores.
For those of you that live or work in Wallabout or the surrounding area, this website will cover local news, real estate, community events, business happenings, cultural and other special events. For those of you visiting Wallabout or the Navy Yard, AllaboutWallabout has a large collection of content for you to peruse so that you may make the most of your visit. Wallabout is owned and operated by a local resident, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Please also Contact us if you have any tips, info or news about Wallabout or the surrounding area. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks!