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Red Hook, Brooklyn

October 2016, PortSide launched a unique digital maritime museum and in-depth guide Red Hook WaterStories.  This content is mapped, making the whole peninsula an attraction and educational site. 

Red Hook is a rapidly evolving, mixed-use neighborhood. We have stunning waterfront views, a working waterfront that provides opportunities to see ships and tugboats, a burgeoning artist colony, and quality artisanal food and craft emporia concentrated near the main drag Van Brunt Street. 

We have great spirit, as in a growing sector of beer brewers, distillers and wine makers.  We have the freshest lobsters for sale in NYC and an urban farm!  Two large shopping magnets, Fairway and IKEA, define the southern rim of the peninsula.  

Red Hook is home to NYC's second largest public housing projects, the Red Hook Houses, so we also have a large community of need. This inspires much programming at our diverse and creative socially-oriented non-profits.  Their programs create other reasons to visit Red Hook.

Many of our bars and eateries serve as cultural centers by hosting host bands, readings, and events. 

Supporting the community development of Red Hook is part of PortSide's mission. Our Red Hook WaterStories project provides educational and cultural experiences to residents of Red Hook that also create an attraction and destination that brings visitors and investors to Red Hook.

Please donate and support the growth of this project!