Red Hook is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, where I went twice this past week: for the wonderful wedding of Karen and Kyle at St. John’s restaurant Fort Defiance and another day for shopping at Ikea (to get ready for all the upcoming Berlin visitors).
Scott and I also managed to squeeze in lunch with Caitlin (see “Caitlin Revisits Bremen” – In A Berlin Minute [Week 31]) and family and of course some filming.
Red Hook is a harbor neighborhood with cobble stone streets and views of Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan. It’s also known for its housing projects, but is getting more and more gentrified – as seen by all the new establishments opening up.
What has been keeping this neighborhood slightly off the grid and safe from intense over development and extremely raising rents is the fact that it doesn’t have a subway station. The only way to get there is by car, bus, the Ikea ferry (water taxi) from Wall Street or, as we’ve done many times, by bike.
The song is “Warships” by Jason Matherne.