header_image

Blog

Tenant Profile: Brooklyn Crab

  Red Hook is known for its warehouses, but the spacious waterfront can make it seem a world away from the rest of Brooklyn. It’s also the ideal spot to indulge in some seafood and relaxation.     In June of 2012, the owners of Brooklyn Mexican restaurant Alma, itself located on a Columbia Street waterfront …

+ read more

The German American Stores fire, conclusion

The afternoon of October 24, 1898 started out as usual on Pier 39 in Red Hook. This was home to the German American Mutual Warehousing and Security Company, aka the German American Stores. They operated one of Red Hook’s larger storage and warehousing facilities; receiving, storing and shipping goods from all over the world. …

+ read more

The German American Stores fire

Today we walk along the piers in Red Hook and admire the view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. We enjoy the quietness and relative remoteness of the surroundings. You can hear the seagulls, the gentle slap of the water against the rocks, and the excited laughter of children. If you turn …

+ read more

The New York Water Taxi has a new scenic route to Red Hook

Great news for the Red Hook waterfront! New York Water Taxi has begun a regularly scheduled service to and from Red Hook to the west side of Manhattan. New York Water Taxi’s docks, for this line, are found at Pier 79 (located at Hudson at West 39th street, pictured above), Pier 45 at Christopher Street, …

+ read more

Tenant Profile: Casa Kids at 106 Ferris Street

Roberto Gil was born in Buenos Aires, has a Masters degree in Architecture from Harvard University, and is the proprietor and founder of Casa Kids, a children’s furniture company. Gil’s modern, modular designs mean that the furniture can adapt to the children’s needs as they grow older, and Casa Kids does in-home consultations to ensure …

+ read more

A peek inside the Taste of Red Hook party, September 2014

On September 30, the Red Hook Initiative hosted its annual Taste of Red Hook event at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Dozens of local restaurants and vendors volunteered their time — and their best dishes — to raise funds for the Initiative. The Red Hook Initiative is a not-for-profit organization that offers a helping hand to Red Hook residents. They have …

+ read more

Tenant Profile: Apotheke Soap and Candle

Apotheke owner Chrissy Fichtl, her husband Sebastian Picasso, and their daughter Penelope Red Hook, with its old warehouses and piers, is a living monument to Brooklyn’s industrial heyday. And while the neighborhood today is quieter and more residential, The O’Connell Organization is dedicated to attracting local manufacturers to Red Hook and its abundant warehouse space. …

+ read more

This historic trolley car will transport you back to the old days of Red Hook

For a limited time, the trolley car pictured above will be on display at the Red Hook Stores building on the Red Hook Waterfront. It’s a different model than the trolley cars the O’Connell Organization donated to the Branford Electric Railway Association, who operate the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT. The car on …

+ read more

A walk around Red Hook in 5 snapshots

Red Hook is a funky neighborhood full of history, and a favorite place for photographers and artists to visit. Greg O’Connell Jr. sent our photographer, Mitch Waxman, out to snap some pictures on a beautiful Spring day. Red Hook, as always, is a neighborhood in transition. Sometimes it seems as if you can see …

+ read more

Spring comes to Red Hook

It’s been a long and hard winter for Red Hook Waterfront, but with the return of warmer weather, Red Hook is starting to bloom again, and you couldn’t ask for a better time to pay us a visit. The entire neighborhood is sweeping up, painting the stoop, and the kids are outside playing again. …

+ read more