Tenant Profile: Mile End Delicatessen


The back of house operations for Mile End Delicatessen is located at Red Hook’s Pier 41, at the Merchant Stores. With a team of over 60 talented men and women, Mile End creates and produces a wide variety of cured and smoked meats and fish, pickled goods, and freshly baked bagels, breads, rolls, and pastries …

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Tenant Profile: Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats


At Pier 41 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at the O’Connell Organization’s Merchant Stores building – Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats carries on a business started in 1901. Wolf Fleisher came to America to ply his trade as a kosher butcher. His shop, Fleisher’s Meats, soon became a beloved fixture in his Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn neighborhood, …

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Tenant Profile: NY Water Taxi


NY Water Taxi calls Red Hook in Brooklyn home. Erie Basin in Red Hook, alongside the O’Connell organization’s German American Stores building, is the home of NY Water Taxi. This is the home base from which the company operates sighteseeing, charter, and ferry operations. The popular IKEA ferry landing is nearby, which carries passengers …

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Getaway Car


An unexpected find in the Liberty Warehouse. If you spend enough time around New York Harbor and the older sections of Brooklyn, you’ll start to get a bit jaded by the historic tableau. The Merchant Stores building at Pier 41 was built in 1873 but she’s still got a lot of surprises. As the …

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The Doors of Red Hook

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Iconic features at the Red Hook waterfront. Iron door shutters are found on all of the O’Connell properties here in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The arched casements and doors are typical of the era in which these properties were built, just before and after the American Civil War in the 1860’s. The arches provide strength, …

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Windows of Red Hook

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  When the O’Connell Organization first came to Red Hook, it set out to preserve and protect the history of the South Brooklyn waterfront.   Over the past 45 years, the organization has rehabilitated dozens of residential and commercial properties in the Red Hook, Columbia Street Waterfront, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill areas of …

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Tenant Profile: Flickinger Glassworks

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Charles Flickinger began his career as a stained glass designer and craftsman. Early on, he worked for several leading glass studios in New York City including Rambusch Decorating and Ernest Porcelli Art Glass Studio. After helping to restore the Statue of Liberty’s bent glass torch in 1984, he began a series of apprenticeships with …

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Liberty Warehouse Exterior Signage

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Classic signage on the exterior of the Liberty Warehouse.

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Tenant Profile: Art & Anvil Ironworks

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Take a look at the iron work of Oleg Shyshkin. Toronto’s Wrought Iron Art LTD. maintains a workshop at the O’Connell Organization’s German American Stores in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 1996, Oleg Shyshkin, an architect by profession, opened a creative studio in Toronto, Canada, for the design and artistic forging of wrought iron. “Iron is …

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