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Encyclopedia > Red Hook, Brooklyn
A Holland-Style Factory Building in Red Hook
Red Hook circa 1875

Red Hook is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 6. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 312 KB) Summary Holland Style factory building, located nearby Red Hook area. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 312 KB) Summary Holland Style factory building, located nearby Red Hook area. ... This image shows Red Hook Brooklyn from the base of the Brooklyn Bridge to the end of the Island. ... This image shows Red Hook Brooklyn from the base of the Brooklyn Bridge to the end of the Island. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 6 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, and [[Cobble Hill, in the borough of Brooklyn. ...

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Location and history

Before annexation into the 12th Ward of Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. It is named for the red clay soil and the point of land projecting into the East River. The village was settled by the Dutch colonists of New Amsterdam in 1636, and named Roode Hoek. In Dutch "Hoek" means "point" or "corner" and not the English hook (i.e. NOT something curved or bent). Today, the area is home to about 11,000 people. New York City waterways: 1. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ...


Red Hook is part of the area known as South Brooklyn, though it is northwest of the geographic center of the modern borough. It is a peninsula between Buttermilk Channel, Gowanus Bay and Gowanus Canal at the southern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. South Brooklyn is a hybrid neighborhood encompassing areas of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus and Boerum Hill. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Categories: Stub ... An aerial view of the canal and its crossings. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Red Hook is connected to Manhattan by the vehicles-only Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, whose toll plaza and approaches separate it from Carroll Gardens to the north. Subway service in the area is sparse, with the IND Culver Line (F G) running along Smith Street and Ninth Street. The B61 bus, formerly a trolley line, runs as a 24-hour service from Erie Basin Red Hook through Downtown Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, terminating at Long Island City, Queens. The B77 bus connects with the Culver Line's Smith-Ninth Streets station. For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, nearly passing under, but providing no access to Governors Island. ... A toll tunnel is a special road tunnel whose construction and/or maintenance costs are in part recouped through a toll charged for passing through it. ... Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... The IND Culver Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway, extending from the Rutgers Street Tunnel under the East River to the BMT Culver Line at Ditmas Avenue (which continues to Coney Island). ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Crosstown Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, United States, running along a number of streets between Red Hook and Long Island City, Queens. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. ... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. ... Landmark 19th-century rowhouses on tree-lined Kent Street in Greenpoint Historic District. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... In Brooklyn, New York City, United States, most of the bus routes (see list of bus routes in Brooklyn) are the successors to streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn). ... Smith–Ninth Streets is a station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway; it is located over the Gowanus Canal between Ninth and Tenth Streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn. ...


Red Hook was the setting for the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Horror at Red Hook" and Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. This article is about the author. ... The Horror at Red Hook is a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft, part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. ... Arthur Bob Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. ... Image:A View From the Bridge. ...


Patrick Daly, Principal of P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn was killed in 1992, in the crossfire of a drug-related shooting while looking for a pupil who had left his school. The school was later renamed the Patrick Daly school after the beloved principal. [1]


Red Hook contains several parks, including Red Hook Park. In the spring of 2006, the new Carnival Cruise Lines Terminal, more formally the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, opened at Pier 12 at Pioneer Street, Red Hook, bringing additional tourists to Brooklyn. Red Hook Park and Recreation Area is a 58. ... Carnival Cruise Lines is a cruise line operating a large number of cruise ships. ... The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is one of three terminals for ocean-going cruise ships in the metropolitan New York City area. ...


Red Hook is the only part of New York City that, on land, has a full frontal view of the Statue of Liberty, which was oriented to face Prospect Park. For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... Prospect Park is a 585[1] acre (2. ...


IKEA in Red Hook

Red Hook is planned to be the site of a large IKEA location (346,000 square feet), which is replacing a historic 19th-century dry dock in the shadow of the Gowanus Expressway. Red Hook is notably isolated from major transportation arteries. IKEA is attempting to mollify critics with ferry service from lower Manhattan island, increased and extended city bus service, as well as their own shuttle service to the nearest local Culver Line subway stops. Local residents worry though that the new IKEA will bring heavy traffic problems and development focused on attracting outsiders. The MTA has promised to extend the B61 bus to the IKEA when it is open to the public. Map of countries with IKEA stores. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ...


Local residents of Red Hook have cited such concerns about the IKEA store as: Traffic congestion, noise, sound, air, and waste pollution, decrease in property values, among others. IKEA contends that it has factored in all these issues and that, traffic as simulated, will not be an issue, plans for pollution control are in the works, and that development plans for the 22 acre site on Beard Street will revitalize the neighborhood and increase property values. Concerns about IKEA's "hasty" destruction of historically significant buildings on and around the site were also raised.[citation needed] This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Famous Red Hook Personalities

Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, essays, and criticism. ... Web of the City (originally entitled Rumble) is the first novel written by author Harlan Ellison. ... Ray Sharkey (November 14, 1952 – June 11, 1993) was an American actor. ... First season cast of Wiseguy Wiseguy (1987-1990) was a U.S. television program about Vincent Vinnie Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of story... Charley Goldman (b. ... Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. ... Peter Senerchia (born on October 11, 1967),[2] is a retired American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Tazz, (originally Tazmaniac and later shortened to simply Taz). ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... Crazy Joey Gallo (April 7, 1929 – April 7, 1972) was a New York gangster who was a gunman and racketeer as a member of the Profaci crime family (later known as the Colombo crime family). ... Desire is an album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on the Columbia Records label in 1976. ... Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clans plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. ... Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1980) is an American actress. ... This article is about the author. ...

Events

  • The Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival (at the beginning of June )
  • Dancing in CityParks in the Coffey Park (at the beginning of June )

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Red Hook, Brooklyn - definition of Red Hook, Brooklyn in Encyclopedia (165 words)
Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.
Red Hook is part of the area known as South Brooklyn.
It is actually a peninsula formed by the Gowanus Canal at the southern edge of Downtown Brooklyn, and is north of the geographic center of the borough.
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