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Making a Splash in Red Hook: How the Vast Red Hook Pool and Play Center Came to Be

By Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) We have the Great Depression and Robert Moses to thank for one of New York City’s biggest public swimming pools, the Sol Goldman Pool in the Red Hook Play Center at 155 Bay Street in Red Hook. Designed to accommodate more than 4,462 people at a time, the …

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Red Hook’s Early Years, Coffeyville, and Life on a Coffey Street Row

By Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) Red Hook is one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods, with a history that is unique. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Coffey Street, located between the Atlantic and Erie Basins should have a unique history as well. Here is the story of Red Hook’s …

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