Tag Archives: Red Hook

Red Honey In Red Hook

Beekeepers in Red Hook, Brooklyn say their hives are producing Red Dye #40-laden honey because their bees have been dive-bombing a nearby maraschino cherry factory. Mr. Selig, who owns the restaurant chain Rice and raises the bees as a hobby, was disappointed that an entire season that should have been devoted to honey yielded instead a red concoction that tasted ...

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Morning View – Barge #79

Lehigh Valley Barge #79 is the last remaining of the covered wooden barges that used to ship cargo across New York Harbor. Moored in Red Hook, Brooklyn, today it serves as a floating museum of that industry. During summer the barge is towed by a tugboat for classroom tours of the harbor. Barge #79 is on the National Registry of ...

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Morning View – Red Hook Trolley

Derelict remnants of Red Hook’s street rail system are parked behind the Fairway Market on Brooklyn’s waterfront. Mayor Bloomberg recently indicated his support for bringing back light rail service to waterfront neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, starting with Red Hook. A $300K feasibility study by the DOT will begin by the end of the year.

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Morning View – Red Hook Street Meat

Famed as some of the best Latin food in NYC, a fleet of food trucks line one side of Red Hook Park in Brooklyn, where each vendor flies the flag of a different Central American country. So far, I can only vouch for the pictured Salvadoran truck, where whatever is in a #9 was very, very, very good. Sadly, I’ve ...

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