Winter Life on Canal Boats, 1915

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Residents of Erie Basin Celebrate the Holidays in Much the Same Fashion as Folk Ashore. Near Christmas time, 1915, a female reporter and an illustrator for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, visited a few of the many canal boats and barges moored for the winter in Erie Basin “in search […]

Title Fight: Louis Heineman vs. William Beard

By The Red Hook WaterStories team “No man ever, perhaps, got so much the best of old Beard as did Louis Heineman, the housemover of the Twelfth ward.” (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 19, 1891) When Louis Heineman died in 1904, he was reportedly 104 years old, and likely the oldest man in Red Hook […]

Virtual Reality in Brooklyn.

Anyone in the tech industry or interested in tech know that VR/AR, virtual reality/augmented reality, is developing and improving very quickly.  The future is here! This weekend, September 16th and 17th, VR will be the highlight at the the Worlds Fair Nano being held at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. So, aside from hosting […]