Opportunity Zones: An Information Session for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBIDC and Realty Collective have joined forces to present this information session at Hoek Pizza (117 Ferris) in Red Hook Brooklyn on April 18th. In 2017, Congress created the tax incentive program, Opportunity Zones, to spur development in “economically-distressed” areas. The tax benefits are now becoming available and it has a lot of people wondering […]

Alfa Motors: A Neighborhood Story of Old Meets New

Alfa Motors has been on Hicks Street between Union and Sackett since 1982 and has gone through several big changes since that year, including new ownership, a new business model and (just last month!) a complete make over of the interior. All of this begins with a heartwarming story of two strangers, Ami and Sal, […]

Spotlight on Dolce Brooklyn Artisanal Gelato

  Red Hook WiFi, a project of the Red Hook Initiative, has a YouTube channel featuring short videos of different businesses in Red Hook. We thought it would be nice to go through and share some of these on our blog spotlighting each business. We chose Dolce Brooklyn first because yesterday was 74 degrees and it’s […]

Save the Date and Buy Tickets for The Felix Awards

The organization Extreme Kids and Crew has been around since 2010 and provides judgment-free play spaces, arts-based programming and parent education and support for children with disabilities. Exciting news for this company is that they have recently moved into a space in Red Hook Brooklyn but we’ll be posting about soon as they are still […]

Thoughts Becoming Loud Exhibition Opening

On April 5th Grant Cutler’s interdisciplinary three-day exhibition Thoughts Becoming Loud opens at the Realty Collective Gallery, Compère Collective, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In Thoughts Becoming Loud, Cutler explores the complexity of a moment through impressionistic multimedia works: an interactive portrait, a small-edition large-scale heavyweight magazine, and oversized prints. The collection centers on a digital […]

Erie Basin: The Photography of Jenny Young Chandler, 1890-1915

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Newly married and recently widowed in 1890, Jennie Chandler Young began working as a photojournalist to support herself and her two-month old son. Using the moniker “Brooklyn Girl,” she worked until 1915 for the New York Herald as a gifted photojournalist and feature writer. She also wrote and illustrated articles for […]

Brooklyn Eagle “Quirky Stuff” Article with Victoria Alexander

The Brooklyn Eagle posted an article entitled “Quirky Stuff: The German Soldier in the Red Hook Basement” yesterday and it features RC’s Victoria Alexander talking about a drawing of a German soldier scratched into the cement floor of her listing at 204 Van Dyke street. As some of you may already know, Victoria has a masters […]

Discover Red Hook – An Industrial Real Estate Workshop + Happy Hour on March 26th

Are you interested in moving, starting or expanding your business to Red Hook Brooklyn? The neighborhood’s maritime past has been updated with the building of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal—U.S. home to the Queen Mary 2. Its Old warehouses now house artists and artisans. Trendy restaurants but abut industrial sites as the past and future converge. […]

Artist Spotlight: Ethan Cornell by RC’s Jane Herro

I had the pleasure of visiting artist Ethan Cornell at his studio in Red Hook a couple weeks back. We discussed how working at Hot Wood Arts, a 7,000 square foot space inside a gorgeous waterfront warehouse building in Red Hook that houses fifteen artist residents, inspires his work. He also shared more about his process, how having a […]

Red Hook Tavern Opening Soon!

Slated to open this month, Red Hook Tavern on Van Brunt Street is looking very inviting and nearly ready as you walk by and peer int heir windows. Residents have been very eager to welcome this new restaurant into the neighborhood. We’ve got high hopes since the spot’s owner, Bill Durney, has already opened an […]