September 1, 2018

Inside Ample Hills Creamery’s Brand-New Exhibition Space in Brooklyn

Hydro-cut steel signage fronts the late 1800’s warehouse in Red Hook that now houses Ample Hills Creamery’s factory, museum, and shop. Photography by Liz Clayman.

As if the ice cream wasn’t draw enough. Jackie Cuscuna and Brian Smith, founders of Ample Hills Creamery, have just opened the largest ice-cream factory in all of New York City—and have included an interactive museum, like a cherry on top. A brick building, part of the former Beard Street Warehouses complex in Red Hook, contains 12,500 square feet of production space, plus 2,000 more for exhibits, party areas, and of course a retail shop. The exhibits, designed by C&G Partners, tell the story of the brand’s connection to the neighborhood (its name derives from Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”). There’s even a giant relief map sculpted with such landmarks as Grand Army Plaza and Ebbets Field; a climb-through tunnel for kids represents the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

C&G Partners’s 22-foot-high Brooklyn relief map. Photography by Liz Clayman.
The retail shop by Danielle Galland Interior Design. Photography by Liz Clayman.

View a time-lapse of the relief map construction:

Video by Chris Buchar and Robb Schandroff.

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