Sighted off Manhattan, and sited in Brooklyn is the Whale. The modernized Whale availability, combined with its vast size and astounding panoramic Manhattan views, places Brooklyn’s Sunset Park front and center as a destination for world business.

The advantages of a former torpedo factory

Scarce are the environments in New York where big concepts, magisterial visions, and bright ideas can thrive, at a scale to reverberate around the world.

The former HQ of the Whale Oil Company, these vast structures also once housed a torpedo assembly line. The Whale is adjacent to the Brooklyn Army Terminal and the East River in Sunset Park.

The Whale has been thoroughly re-commissioned, refreshed, and re-engineered for the visionary, the big thinker who delights in exchanging square footage for square yardage.

It’s a different scale, within the whale.

One look speaks volumes.


The west- and north-facing windows provide the lens through which tenants enjoy the panoramic waterfront views of Manhattan and the State of Liberty.

Forget square footage. Let's talk yardage.

With its vast interior spaces, the Whale affords flexibility to large scale, visionary global companies, as well as for growth-focused businesses. Startup and multinational alike will appreciate the spectacular view of Manhattan.

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Building Specifications

The Whale’s size makes it easy to customize to the needs of businesses that perhaps don’t require 400,000 SF to 465,000 RSF. Just yet.

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Economic Incentives & City Initiatives

New York City and New York State also provide various incentive programs geared towards attracting prospective commercial tenants to the area, supporting efficient energy use, and commercial development and growth.

Program Eligible Businesses Benefit Duration Potential savings
REAP Relocation & Employment Program Relocating office or industrial tenants $3,000/ employee 12 years 33.6%
CEP Commercial Expansion Program New, renewal or expansion office or industrial tenants $2.50 PSF 5 years, with 2 yr phase out 10.0%
IBZ Industrial Business Zone Relocating office or industrial tenants $1,000/ employee One-time 11.2%
Excelsior Jobs Program Targeted industries that provide new jobs Varied 10 years NA
ECSP Energy Cost Savings Program Relocating office or industrial tenants 45% electrical & 35% nat gas costs 12 years, with 4 yr phase out NA
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New York City has also committed to helping support future growth within the sub-market through the Sunset Park Vision Plan which includes:

  • - Improving freight transportation systems and policies to promote environmentally-friendly and efficient practices
  • - Bush Terminal Park – multi-sport field, baseball/softball field, viewing areas, comfort station, pedestrian path, and bicycle lanes
  • - South Brooklyn Marine Terminal – modern recycling center
  • - 65th Street Rail Yard at BAT – NYNJ Rail provides service between national freight rail and New York City Via the Cross Harbor car float system
  1. — Nyonya
  2. — Pacificana
  3. — Sunset Bagels
  4. — Ba Xuyen
  5. — Thanh Da
  6. — Kofte Piyaz
  1. — Parkette
  2. — Parlay
  3. — Green Fig Bakery
  4. — Tin Cup Cafe
  5. — Laurentino’s Pasticceria
  6. — Cafe Grumpy
  1. — Richie’s Gym
  2. — CrossFit 718
  3. — Ardon Sweet Science Gym
  1. — Sunset Park
  2. — Bush Terminal Piers Park
  3. — Greenwood Cemetery
  4. — Prospect Park
  5. — Brooklyn Bridge Park
  6. — Fort Greene Park
  1. — Industry City
  2. — Industry City Distillery 33
  3. — Brooklyn Army Terminal
  4. — Sunset Park Library
  5. — Liberty Plaza - Bed Bath & Beyond
  6. — Brooklyn Public Library
  7. — Brooklyn Museum
  8. — Brooklyn Navy Yards
  9. — Grand Army Plaza
  10. — BAM
  11. — Barclays Center
  12. — Whole Foods — Gowanus
  13. — NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  14. — Saks Off 5th

How to catch the Whale.

Many transit and commutations options are available to reach the Whale.

From Transit Car Bicycle
Williamsburg (Bedford Ave.) 50 min 20 min 45 min
Dumbo (York St.) 35 min 15 min 35 min
Downtown Brooklyn 25 min 15 min 25 min
Union Square 45 min 25 min 50 min
Flatiron (23rd St. N,R) 45 min 25 min 50 min
Grand Central Station 50 min 20 min 55 min
Penn Station 50 min 25 min 60 min
Herald Square 45 min 25 min 60 min
WTC — Path 40 min 15 min 40 min

The Insiders

Madison Realty Capital

Madison Realty Capital (MRC) is a real estate investment, development and property management firm headquartered in New York City. Founded in 2004 by Brian Shatz and Josh Zegen, MRC has completed over 300 debt and equity transactions.

MRC’s vertically integrated platform is comprised of dedicated professionals experienced in originations, acquisitions, underwriting, structuring, closing, legal, servicing, capital markets, loan acquisitions, syndication, asset management, property management, design and construction.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,800 professionals operate from more than 370 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

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Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design, and consulting firm that was founded in 1981. Today, the firm has nine offices across the US and five overseas.

While Perkins Eastman is the parent firm with proven depth in 15 major project types, we believe a multi-brand firm is stronger and better illustrates the full range of our capabilities.

The firm has completed project in 46 states and more than 40 countries. These have ranged from small buildings and interiors for non-profit organizations to large new healthcare and educational campuses, major mixed-use commercial developments, and entire new cities.

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