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Tenant Profile: Hot Wood Arts

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

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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