Williamsburg

The Domino Sugar Refinery was the first refinery of the American Sugar Refining Company. It processed more than half of the sugar sold in the United States.
Located in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, operated between 1882 and 2004. During its final years of activity, the Domino refinery recorded one of New York City’s longest labor strikes in history – the strike started in June 1999 and ended in February 2001. Enough to delay but not to avoid the inevitable closure.
The refinery stopped operating in 2004. Three buildings were given landmark status in 2007. In fall 2014, demolition of the remaining structure began.

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