Tuesday, March 23


So we have fallen in love with our new neighborhood. Ok, so we don't live in the heart of Red Hook... more on the the border with Carroll Gardens, but still. The one thing that every single person says when you mention Red Hook is something along the line of, "oh yeah, great area but soooo far away". There may be some truth to it, but that is probably why it is as great as it is. If it were easily accessible there would be ten story new 'lofts' lining the water and chain coffee shops lining the streets. So thank you, MTA, for keeping the subway a comfortable distance away.

Some interesting facts...
-Red Hook is named for the red clay soil and the point of land projecting into the East River.
-In the 1990s LIFE named Red Hook as one of the "worst" neighborhoods in the United States and gave it the prestigious title of "the crack capital of America"
-Red Hook is the only part of NYC that, on land, has a full frontal view of the Statue of Liberty (which is oriented to face France)
-Rappers Hell Razah and Shabazz the Disciple, of the hip-hop group Sunz of Man, are from Red Hook

Here are a few of our favorites if you decide to make the trek:
Alma/ B61

Pictures coming!

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