|Historic Postcard of Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sands Street Gatehouses|
|Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sands Street Entrance Prior to Restoration|
(photo: courtesy of The RBA Group)
|Current Photo of Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sands Street Gatehouses|
|Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sand Street Gatehouses|
The Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sands Street gatehouses are located on the western side of the yard in Vinegar Hill. Similar to the neighborhood around the Navy Yard's main entrance, the area was once the site of tattoo parlors, taverns and other establishments of ill repute. The areas sordid reputation led to the prohibition of Navy personnel from patronizing the area. Today, the land adjacent to the Sands Street entrance is dominated by Farragut Housing projects.
|Brooklyn Navy Yard Tow Pound Sign|
|NYPD Tow Truck|