Queen Mary 2, other cruise ships abandoning Manhattan

Four luxurious passenger and cruise ships including the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth 2 will abandon Manhattan and begin docking in Brooklyn next year. Carnival Corp. will move the berths of the four ships to a huge pier the city is redeveloping in the Red Hook section, city and company officials said. The city hopes the shift will create thousands of jobs, spur retail and tourist-industry development and breathe new life into what was once a bleak warehouse district.