Salty Seaside Town in BKLYN
"If you're looking for a close-knit waterfront community, you've found it on the edge of Brooklyn. Soak in the Blue Grass at Sunny's, go kayak with the Red Hook Boaters, or just enjoy the best sunsets around. Van Brunt's the next "restaurant row"."
Red Hook is developing, condo by condo, from the waterside out. The once-industrial neighborhood has welcomed popular grocer Fairway as a keystone in its redevelopment. Now, one of New York’s oldest working ports is home to new condos that offer amenities such as solid mahogany doors, Jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies. Roof decks — some shared, some private — take advantage of the stunning water views, which include unrivaled sights of the Statue of Liberty. Additionally, some apartments are located in converted townhouses whose renovations include central air conditioning, kitchens with stainless-steel appliances and oak floors.
Since Red Hook is dockside — it’s the neighborhood that inspired “On the Waterfront” — transportation includes a water taxi as well as the F and G subway lines. Shoppers also come over by boat from Manhattan to visit IKEA Brooklyn on Beard Street. Yet Red Hook isn’t just about condos and mega-stores, of course, as Van Brunt Street is restaurant row. Also, fifty-eight-acre Red Hook Park includes softball fields, handball courts, and a football field. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition holds three gallery shows a year, and Freebird Books in tandem with Writopia Lab sponsor workshops for kids interested in writing.
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