Summer Thunder at Union Pool

We are setting out sites towards north Brooklyn during this blog post. The irony of the name of this event during this particular summer does not escape us. We ventured over to Union Pool on Saturday for their afternoon 2pm show and it was moved indoors due to storms, as it has been many weekends […]

Summer Streets by Shyda Hoque

Photo via NYC DOT Tomorrow is the last weekend of NYC Summer Streets.  The Department of Transportation program turns Park avenue to a car-free zone and there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages to participate in.  This marks the 11th season and every year this program becomes more popular and there were over 300,000 […]

Swans Nest Yoga Grand Opening and Open House Saturday!

We got a chance to speak with Sean Moore, owner of Swans Nest Yoga about his new space and his experience working with RC’s Victoria Hagman on his search for the perfect spot. Plus news on their grand opening and open house this weekend! Here’s what he had to say. First tell us about Swans Nest […]

Hope and Anchor becomes Copper Pot

We have news! The space at 347 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, which was until very recently the beloved neighborhood spot Hope and Anchor, is undergoing changes already. The Copper Pot has signage up (which you can view blown up below) and are nearly ready to post a menu and welcome customers from the […]

Spotlight on Brooklyn Pizza Market.

So many new spots open up and go unnoticed in this area due to the vast turn over on Smith Street. We like to take some time to spotlight spaces that have opened in the last year, try them out, and report back. Brooklyn Pizza Market at 267 Smith has been open since last fall […]

Recently Opened Piercing Studio on Smith Street.

We couldn’t find out exactly how long this new piercing studio and fine jewelry storefront had been open but walking past it was new to our eyes and their yelp reviews only date back a few months so we imagine they are very new to this space. Ahimsa which if looked up in the dictionary […]

The Mary A. Whalen By The Red Hook WaterStories team

The MARY A. WHALEN is an early example of lap welding – the transition between riveting and the butt welding of today. She is also a rare surviving example of a bell boat. The oil tanker MARY A. WHALEN was launched May 21, 1938.  The ship is PortSide NewYork’s ambassador to the BLUEspace and site of our offices and many […]

Photos of the New Ample Hills Factory.

We wrote a blog about the Ample Hills factory and museum that very recently opened in Red Hook Brooklyn and promised you all pictures of our own when we got down there to visit. Well, here they are as promised! Our favorite part was the different scented oils they had. A nice interactive experience all […]

Cryotherapy and Wellness Center Coming to Cobble Hill.

When we passed this sign we peeked inside, took a couple photos, then went home and looked up exactly what Cryotherapy means. According to Wikipedia it’s “sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue […]

MAPS Kids and MAPS Arts on Smith Street.

The storefront at 233 Smith Street, which used to house an Uncle Louie Gs, is now something called MAPS, an acronym for Music, Art, Puppets, and Sound. The space is cute and we wanted to learn more about what they did. MAPS doesn’t just offer afterschool and summer school programs, they also work in community outreach. […]