Save the Date for the SW Brooklyn Fall Fest!

Our little street fair will be on September 15th from 12pm-5pm this time around and we look forward to this gathering every year. Located right outside of our Columbia Street storefront and around the corner down Union Street, the Columbia Waterfront District’s residents and small businesses will be out and celebrating with live music, food, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory & Museum in Red Hook Now Open.

Since opening it’s door in Prospect Heights 7 years ago, Ample Hills has expanded tremendously. They even have a shop in Downtown Disney. Last Thursday they opened their biggest space yet. A factory, to supply all of the ice cream and allow them to continue to grow rapidly, which is also a museum! Eater in […]

Visit Ship Amistad at PortSide New York Today!

Today until 5pm, with an hour long break between 1pm and 2pm, you can tour the Amistad for free at Pier 11 of the Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. The ship will be docked alongside PortSide New York’s Mary A. Whalen, which will also be available to tour presenting African American Maritime Heritage programming. This […]

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 […]

Mainland Studio by Shyda Hoque

I spent some time with Nat Tingley and Martha Main in their home as it just hit the market for the first time in 5 years.  I have seen many transformations of apartments throughout the years but was blown away by what Nat and Martha created. They were also the design team behind Red Hook’s latest culinary destination, Rita.   I […]

Cowhey Marine Hardware, c. 1862 – 2006 by The Red Hook WaterStories Team

Cowhey Marine Hardware operated in Red Hook for about 150 years. The rump remains of the business was at 440 Van Brunt Street, the northwest corner of Van Brunt and Beard Street, and closed in 2005. Cowhey donated their final inventory to PortSide NewYork who has kept sample selections of their marine hardware and their 1941 […]

Last Day for the Red Hook Prom Dress Swap!

As we all know, or should know since we put out a Save the Date blog months ago, the Red Hook Prom is this Saturday, June 2nd! We are so ready! Are you? For anyone that needs a retro dress or have one and would like to donate, tonight is your last chance to visit […]