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Tenant Profile: Pickett Furniture

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There are certain arts, industries, and crafts whose practice and tradition stretches back into prehistory. Carpentry is one of them, and at the Merchant Stores Building on Van Dyke St. in Red Hook, Pickett Furniture carries on the ancient craft. Expert hands at work, visitors to the Pickett Furniture shop observe very modern equipment …

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Tenant Profile: Horus Bronze

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Horus-Bronze is an international architectural metal engineering, manufacturing and installation company which is based in both New York and France. With an operating plant in France and a 6450 sq ft shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the company specialized in the manufacturing of solid bronze high-end windows and doors for residential, retail, and Landmark projects. Horus-Bronze …

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Tenant Profile: Hot Wood Arts

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The Beard and Robinson Stores were built by Jeremiah P. Robinson and William Beard in the 1860’s and 70’s and were eventually founded in 1872 during a surge in dockside warehousing after the Civil War. The Beard and Robinson Stores were part of a complex of grain terminals, warehouses, wharfs and shipyards constructed by …

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Tenant Profile: Mile End Delicatessen

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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

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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

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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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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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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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