President Obama is going to park his cars in Red Hook.
Sources said that the Secret Service — whose central mission is to protect the leader of the free world — has inked a deal to store its heavily armed limousines at a sprawling, windowless warehouse building near King and Conover streets.
“They’ll be putting all their vehicles there when the president is in town, as well as vehicles when they have people in from the United Nations,” a source said. The vehicles are currently stored in Sunset Park.
The Secret Service — living up to its name, perhaps — declined to comment, but two additional neighborhood sources confirmed that the agency is eyeing the so-called Building 185, a site that city officials once hoped to convert into a Governors Island visitor’s center.
A ferry service to Governors Island from Pier 11, adjacent to Building 185, is still proposed, but the Economic Development Corporation declined to discuss the matter, referring questions to the Port Authority, which owns the property.
The Port Authority would not confirm or deny whether and federal agencies have an interest in part of the 64,000-square-foot warehouse.
In addition to protecting the president, the Secret Service also safeguards the country’s financial infrastructure and protects visiting heads of state and government.
The agency famously employs code names for officials, though the names are picked randomly, not thematically. President Obama is “Renegade,” while Vice President Biden is “Celtic.”