Look Up: The Flossiest Building Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Meet Gair, Shipping Man Extraordinaire

Gair is credited with having invented machines for folding corrugated cardboard, flat bottomed paper bags, and boxes. With the rise of Brooklyn’s shipping and trading industries, Gair’s skills with packaging were critical to all and he quickly became the largest manufacturer of boxes in the United States, employing over 1,700 people in his factories in Dumbo.

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