Red Hook

Red Hook is a waterfront neighborhood located on the New York Harbor offering fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich maritime history, cobbled streets, and industrial charm. 

Once a bustling shipping hub, its iconic and historic warehouse buildings have been transformed into shopping centers, art galleries and studios, cool shops, and eateries.

While this neighborhood has less access as there isn’t a subway that takes you directly to Red Hook, it’s easy to visit using the New York City ferry.

Neighborhood Highlights:

  • Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier boasts not only panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor paying homage to local hero Louis Valentino Jr., a firefighter.
  • Once a bustling shipping pier, Pier 44 Waterfront Garden offers a serene escape with lush greenery, waterfront seating, and art installations.
  • The Waterfront Museum, moored in a historic barge on the Red Hook shoreline, is a floating testament to Brooklyn’s maritime legacy dating back to 1914, this barge once ferried goods across New York Harbor. Now it houses a captivating museum and performance space.
  • The Red Hook Trolley is a historic gem, this abandoned vintage trolley from 1951 stands as the last remnant of an ambitious project aimed at introducing trolley car transportation to the neighborhood and popularizing ‘trolley lines’ as a mode of public transport from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn.
  • Pioneer Works is a dynamic cultural center housed in a 19th-century ironworks factory, blending historical industrial aesthetics with avant-garde creativity hosting a spectrum of interdisciplinary programs, including art exhibitions, performances, and scientific collaborations, providing a hub for artists and thinkers to converge.