Sunday, October 1, 2017

Red Hook


Last February I discovered Red Hook, a remote area of Brooklyn that used to be a shipping port. After falling into disrepair over the past century, the town is being reclaimed by young people as a hip hangout. I enjoyed my visit to Red Hook and planned to return. Tonight I had the chance.

One cool thing about Red Hook is its quirky character. You never know what to expect from street to street; many of its sights are odd and amusing. I capture a few of them in the pictures below. My last post has more (here).

I found a terrific new restaurant called Red Hook Lobster Pound. Fresh Maine lobster prepared in dozens of innovative ways. Plus motorcycle-decorations!

Sometimes you don't need to travel far to experience something different.























15 comments:

  1. I Love a good Reclamation Area of Historic significance, they did that in The Deuce here in Downtown Phoenix. Once Skid Row it's quirky Fab Historic Warehouses and interesting buildings from a bygone era are becoming hip hangouts and it's such Fun and so Unique. You can't replicate that in a Modern area, glad some of the Old Hoods are being recognized as significant enough to preserve and revitalize.

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  2. Red Hook, and especially the lobster place, sounds and looks like a great place. xxx

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  3. The Brooklyn waterfront has been rediscovered and is undergoing a rebirth. It is wonderful

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  4. I love funky names too! UNcouth is a great one!!

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  5. Looks like a hip and interesting place to visit.

    Suzanne

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  6. I've never been to Red Hook, but it's definitely on my list after this post. OMG, that Uncouth Vermouth sign totally cracked me up. That's hilarious!

    And Bettie Boop--LOVE her!

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  7. Don't you love discovering places like this? Great shots!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. What a fun spot, I would definitely do a bit of traveling to get there. Quirky decor, and yum food, a perfect recipe.
    That is what I love about NYC, street by street, everything is a bit different, there is always something new to discover.
    Blog is down for a bit of maintenance, no worries, happy mid week Ally!
    ❤️🌸❤️
    Elle
    Theellediariesnyc

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  9. Thanks for sharing some more about Red Hook ... You sure do find the most interesting places to share with us.

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  10. You know I have yet to get to Redhook. I so want to get here. My grandfather was born there and grew up there and worked his whole life at Todd Shipyards. Thanks for sharing your snaps!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  11. How cool. You never know what you can find until you explore your own area

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    1. That's so true. We tend to overlook what's close to us. I like to explore nearby places as if they were vacation-spots and am often delighted.

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