Empire Stores

Empire Stores is an historic waterfront icon in Brooklyn Bridge Park, formerly a warehouse for coffee, tea, tobacco and more. Today it's the perfect place to grab a bite or take in amazing views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society, the open-to-the-public roof deck and catch a glimpse of the 1,000+ techies & creatives who call this their office. Once referred to as “the Walled City,” Brooklyn and its hundreds of fortresslike warehouses were a thriving center of shipping, industry, and commerce. 

Erected in phases from 1869-1885, Empire Stores is one of a few buildings in the region that retains its original distinctive features: a brick masonry facade, schist structural walls, and heavy frame timber construction. The original tenants of Empire Stores – which is known to have been the first commercial production facility of roasted coffee – could not have foreseen that the beans they packed and shipped would help legitimize an intense, global coffee culture that continues to fuel today’s creative and technology companies.

If you dig , check out this profile...

Ehvonnae

145 Front Street

Main Window

1 Main Street

Bridgestone Cleaners

109 Front Street

FEED Shop & Cafe

Empire Stores

Avocaderia

55 Water Street

Ignazio’s Pizza

4 Water Street

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 4 Beach

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 4 Beach

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 5

Frameworks New York

81 Washington Street

M&A Design

57 Pearl Street

Little Ada

55 Water Street

Clinton St. Bakery

55 Water Street

Bar

55 Water Street