Rich with industrial charm, waterfront views and quirky character, Red Hook was transformed for a few days by a whirling, blustering storm that blanketed the neighborhood with snow. The first substantial accumulation of the winter provided a perfect opportunity to hike through the slushy streets and capture the atmospheric scenes.
Shop owners shovel their sidewalks on Van Brunt Street, the central commercial street.
Bundled-up young residents are eager to get on their sleds.
Closer to the waterfront, the wind sends a blinding swirl of snow around the industrial buildings.
A lone vintage vehicle turns on Coffey Street.
The dog must be walked, even in a storm.
Residential stoops on Dikeman Street stand out with a topping of snow.
The intrepid mail carrier doesn’t let the storm stop delivery on Wolcott Street.
The snow accumulates faster than residents can shovel.
A little snow doesn’t prevent dogs and owners from gathering for a romp.
A snowy path at the waterfront.
The red of the Waterfront Barge Museum pops against a snowy white scene.
[Photos and video by Susan De Vries]