Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Story of Revere Sugar in Red Hook and the Rise and Fall of Big Sugar in Brooklyn

By Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) Sugar was once one of Brooklyn’s biggest industries, and the Revere Sugar plant dominated the Red Hook waterfront for almost 100 years. New York City was once the sugar capital of the world. The ports and piers of New York, specifically those in Brooklyn, made this kingdom of …

+ read more