Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Doors of Red Hook

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

  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

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

Classic signage on the exterior of the Liberty Warehouse.

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Tenant Profile: Art & Anvil Ironworks

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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