Brooklyn’s Red Hook: Past and Post-Sandy

Red Hook Photo

Date: May 4, 2014, May 5

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walk Host: Deborah Gardner, Roosevelt House at Hunter College

Accessibility: Partially Accessible - curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks

Description: In the past, Red Hook was oriented towards the port and industry with plentiful working class jobs, but declining after WWII, it became the location for a major public housing project and park. On the verge of accelerating gentrification, with a big box store (Ikea) and food magnet (Fairway), small start-up businesses, an urban farm, city-sponsored waterfront parks, and new cultural energy (art, movie locations, music), Sandy struck and caused enormous damage. What does the future hold for this sea level area? We will explore all of these dimensions during our walk.

Meeting Place: In front of the Trader Joe's at 130 Court Street in Brooklyn. The tour will meet outside on the Atlantic Avenue side of Trader Joe's

Ending Place: Ikea, 1 Beard Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn