Here's the difference between the Navy Yard and most other neighborhoods you'll meet: No one wants to have their picture taken. Not the men holding their hats like shields as they duck out of the United Talmudical Academy; definitely not the uniformed man in the truck pulling out from behind blocks of barbed wire fences. Those fences enclose what was, from 1801 until 1966, a hub of federally-mandated activity—over five miles worth of barracks, shipways, foundries, and machine shops. Today, the Yard, owned by the city since '66, is a wreck, or a new outpost of commerce (with over 200 tenants), or a neighborhood, depending on how... More >>>