Celebrating Red Hook

Celebrating Red Hook

 
 

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Column: Gaining Yards, by Michael Racioppo

Column: Gaining Yards, by Michael Racioppo

In a few Sundays, millions of us will shout out at the television insistantly “Move the Chains” as our football teams – in my case the Giants – advance for a first down on their march down field to hopefully put points on the board. At the risk of flooding the zone with sports metaphors and alienating those who don’t […]

by · August 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Column, Politics
Menchaca brings NYPD and Red Hook youth together, by Nathan Weiser

Menchaca brings NYPD and Red Hook youth together, by Nathan Weiser

The first annual Unity in the Community event with Red Hook youth and the NYPD was held in Red Hook on July 30. The day began at 3 pm with street soccer on the fields in Bush Clinton Park, and later four basketball games took place at the Miccio Community Center. According to Councilman Carlos Menchaca, who played in both […]

Local Clergy React to Increasing Violence, by Laura Eng

Local Clergy React to Increasing Violence, by Laura Eng

The news this summer has been rampant with violence in the form of terrorist attacks, police shootings and ambush attacks on police officers. These hot topics have undoubtedly led to a great deal of nationwide tension. We asked several local clergy members to weigh in on the situation.   Monsignor Joseph Nugent, pastor of both St. Agnes and St. Paul’s […]

by · August 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Religious News
Red Hook Shore Power system is operational, by Noah Phillips

Red Hook Shore Power system is operational, by Noah Phillips

The first Shore Power System (SPS) on the East Coast is operational in Red Hook at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and has been for several months, according to New York Power Authority spokesman Paul DeMichele. The SPS allows some cruise ships to plug into the New York Power Authority’s electric grid, rather than idling their engines in port by burning […]

New Boerum Hill flea offers local crafts, by Halley Bondy

New Boerum Hill flea offers local crafts, by Halley Bondy

If you want to shop locally, but don’t feel like navigating the bustling streets of South Brooklyn, there’s a new unique flea market for you.   F.a.d. weekend (it stands for Fashion, Art, and Design) is an indoor pop-up market with a Parisian feel located at Invisible Dog Art Center, a 30,000 square-foot multipurpose space on Bergen Street. Every second […]

by · August 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Shopping
Death ends life on the mend, by Noah Phillips

Death ends life on the mend, by Noah Phillips

Jaheim Smallwood, a 23-year-old resident of Red Hook, was fatally shot Tuesday, July 19 outside his home at 75 Bush Street.   Smallwood was raised in the Red Hook Houses. He is survived by his mother, brother, and young son Jalyn, who was holding his father’s hand when the shooting occurred. Smallwood was attacked shortly after 8 pm after returning […]

Column: Smiling while stabbing LICH in the back, by George Fiala

Column: Smiling while stabbing LICH in the back, by George Fiala

There was big news this week as it was reported by all three daily newspapers that US Attorney Preet Bharara has turned his attention to the closing of the Long Island College Hospital.   The Star-Revue covered LICH’s agonizing end from the beginning, as co-publisher Kimberly Price recognized right away that LICH was Red Hook’s go-to hospital. She was at […]

by · July 30, 2016 · 9 comments · LICH
Red Hook’s new Tenant Union, by George Fiala

Red Hook’s new Tenant Union, by George Fiala

Organized under the aegis of the Carroll Gardens Association (CGA), the Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union held its inaugural meeting last month. The union is an outgrowth of the work of Ben Fuller-Googins, CGA Programming and Planning Director, and Manon Vergario, CGA Community Organizer.   The duo had worked to organize tenants of 63 Tiffany Place, a failed luxury condo rehab […]

by · July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Real Estate
Collaboration is the word at  Dikeman Street’s Supersmith, by Halley Bondy

Collaboration is the word at Dikeman Street’s Supersmith, by Halley Bondy

As gentrification steamrolls Red Hook, the new collaborative workspace Supersmith is a refreshing reminder of the neighborhood’s community-oriented, artisan roots.   Founded by Red Hook residents Zach Blaue and Natalie Shook, Supersmith is a 7,000-square-foot studio on Dikeman Street equipped with full-on metalworking and woodworking machinery including table saws, welding equipment, and milling machines. The space is for artists of […]

by · July 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Manufacturing
Plaque celebrating immigration  placed at SHSS by the Molesi Club, by Mary Ann Pietanza

Plaque celebrating immigration placed at SHSS by the Molesi Club, by Mary Ann Pietanza

Every time I go to Mass at St. Stephen’s Church, I usually find my eyes tearing up midway through the service.  There are a number of reasons for this kind of emotional eruption. The interior’s cathedral height and warm, ivory brightness creates an all too familiar homecoming not just to God, but to its mostly Italian parishioners who have been […]

by · July 11, 2016 · 1 comment · Religious News