New York City was once a major manufacturing center. Much of its industrial base was focused on food products and other needs of its massive population. One of its most prominent factories was the Domino Sugar Refinery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, along the East River. Once the world's largest sugar refinery, the factory ceased operations in the early 2000's. Today, as you'll see in this drone video by Odessa1799, it's being redeveloped into an office/residential complex.
Domino Sugar Refinery