exploring red hook when we lived in williamsburg. it’s really a mix of everything…small cute houses, industrial feel, red hook housing projects, wine bars, fruit market, valentino pier where they show outdoor movies, you can see which movies at red hook flicks and you can catch a glimps of the statue of liberty while eating your lunch….i kinda fell in love. brought brown rice and tofu salad from mr. piña in williamsburg….this was our go-to grocery shop and they have great value fruits and greens and a super juice bar. you can catch the free ikea ferry shuttle from wall streets pier 11 to red hook. the top photo is of the entrance to steve’s authentic key lime pies and it looks like it has relocated since i’ve been there (just a little further down the street though)..remember i wrote about steve here. this is some of my favorite spots in red hook:
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the other day i watched the movie red hook summer. it’s spike lee’s 6. movie in the chronicles of brooklyn. the movie is set in the housing projects in red hook, and for me the tour through red hook and the story about the projects was more interesting than the movie. the NYCHA Red Hook Houses, is the largest public housing development in brooklyn, which accommodates roughly 5,000 residents. my last picture is from there. and the movie had the feeling of when i was standing there taking that picture. but check out the movie and judge for yourself.