2011 NYNB Red Hook Tour
Red Hook is unlike anywhere else in Brooklyn. The community is home to artists, chefs, craftsmen and workers, all of whom will welcome you with unique food and handmade crafts.
This gives Red Hook its own laid back yet active feel that locals and visitors alike have come to appreciate. Come for an hour or two for a bite and some shopping, or spend a weekend exploring Red Hook’s parks, shops, bars and, of course, its amazing waterfront.
We’ll start at the Red Hook Community Court. District Attorney Charles Hynes will lead the tour and tell the group about the innovative employment programs run by the Court.
Then Elizabeth Demetriou, the Director of Revitalization & Development at the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC), will lead a walking tour down Van Brunt Street, stopping in a few businesses along the way. She will speak about the work of SBIDC.
Finally, we’ll meet up with Greg O’Connell, the developer and visionary for many great new developments in Red Hook, at the site of Fairway Market. Greg will discuss the adaptive reuse of this old warehouse into a supermarket and housing. He will also lead a tour of the Beard Street Warehouse that is filled with many small businesses (carpenters, glass blowers, etc.) and plays host the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition events.
Click here to view the Red Hook guide.