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Traditions in a Name

FFL Logo 1986

Fulton Ferry Landing at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most historic sites in Brooklyn; marking the first ferry crossings between Brooklyn and Manhattan Island in 1642.  In 1814, Robert Fulton established a steam ferry service that gave the landing its official name.  It served as a major transportation hub for goods traveling to Manhattan and to the larger sea ports and rail yards of New York City, carrying people and commodities such as tobacco, sugar, salt and finished goods.  The ferry service was pivotal in the growth of immigrant communities outside of Manhattan through the 1880's.  Fulton Ferry Landing was the connection to Long Island and Brooklyn until the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. 

Service was suspended in 1927 as bridges took over major transportation routes.  The Brooklyn pier was registered as a National Historic Site in 1974.

Fulton Ferry Liquidators adopted the namesake out of a deep connection to Fulton Ferry Landing and the benefits it brought to the growing immigrant communities their ancestors helped to found in Brooklyn.

Rise of the Closeout Retailers

In the late 1950's the implementation of the Bretton Woods System revolutionized global economic markets, monetary policies and manufacturing processes.  The rise of economic success in the United States during this time fostered the growth of manufacturing and retail outlets across the US.

The movement of products necessitated support industries to provide excess and overstock solutions to major retailers and manufacturers.  Smaller retailers provided these solutions in the beginning, some of which still participate in direct closeout purchasing today.  The burden of managing multiple product lines and logistics gave way to specialized companies dealing exclusively with excess, overstock and buyback goods, henceforth known as Wholesale Liquidators.

Fulton Ferry Takes Center Stage

Fulton Ferry Liquidators was incorporated in the summer of 1986 on the precipice of the "Big Box" retailer explosion.  As a former closeout retailer, founder Caroline Joseph realized the clear benefits of providing excess, overstock and buyback solutions for retailers and manufacturers.

The original warehouse location at Industry City (formerly Bush Terminal) on 39th Street and 2nd Avenue in Brooklyn, NY was just 5,000 square feet. Within two years, Fulton Ferry grew to 10,000 square feet. By 1991, Fulton Ferry expanded to a 42,000 square foot space in Industry City.

In 2007, Fulton Ferry transferred all operations to its current location at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Fulton Ferry has available over 85,000 square feet of dedicated warehouse space, easy access to interstate motor freight, secure loading docks, freight elevators, container ship terminals and railroad sidings. The Brooklyn Army Terminal is the perfect base of operation for Fulton Ferry's increasing presence in the closeout market.