Category Archives: outdoors

How did Red Hook and the Buttermilk Channel get their names?

Our neighborhoods all have interesting place names. The streets, thoroughfares and neighborhoods themselves are named for people, landmarks, or natural features that were a part of its history. So it stands to reason that Red Hook, with its storied past, would have some interesting street names. Red Hook The name “Red Hook” goes back …

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This historic trolley car will transport you back to the old days of Red Hook

For a limited time, the trolley car pictured above will be on display at the Red Hook Stores building on the Red Hook Waterfront. It’s a different model than the trolley cars the O’Connell Organization donated to the Branford Electric Railway Association, who operate the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT. The car on …

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A walk around Red Hook in 5 snapshots

Red Hook is a funky neighborhood full of history, and a favorite place for photographers and artists to visit. Greg O’Connell Jr. sent our photographer, Mitch Waxman, out to snap some pictures on a beautiful Spring day. Red Hook, as always, is a neighborhood in transition. Sometimes it seems as if you can see …

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