Runs from the East River to the Brooklyn-Queens expressway, with Atlantic Avenue as its northern
Red Hook is developing, condo by condo, from the waterside out. The once-industrial neighborhood has welcomed
popular grocer Fairway as a keystone in its redevelopment. Now, one of New York’s oldest working ports is home to
new condos that offer amenities such as solid mahogany doors, Jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies. Roof decks —
some shared, some private — take advantage of the stunning water views, which include unrivaled sights of the Statue
of Liberty. Additionally, some apartments are located in converted townhouses whose renovations include central air
conditioning, kitchens with stainless-steel appliances and oak floors.
Since Red Hook is dockside — it’s the neighborhood that inspired “On the Waterfront” — transportation includes a
water taxi as well as the F and G subway lines. Shoppers also come over by boat from Manhattan to visit IKEA Brooklyn
on Beard Street. Yet Red Hook isn’t just about condos and mega-stores, of course, as Van Brunt Street is restaurant
row. Also, fifty-eight-acre Red Hook Park includes softball fields, handball courts, and a football field. The Brooklyn
Waterfront Artists’ Coalition holds three gallery shows a year, and Freebird Books in tandem with Writopia Lab sponsor
workshops for kids interested in writing.