9. There are Three Artificial Reefs

overhead shot of the  South Brooklyn Marine Terminal
Photo courtesy of Sims

The shoreline in front of the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility had to be dredged to allow for barge transportation, so to mitigate the effects, the City constructed three artificial reefs to create intertidal habitats for marine and bird life. Where the facility sits at the Marine Terminal used to be an NYPD impoundment lot.