Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Red Hook Manifesto

Well ok, this is not a manifesto at all, but isn't The Red Hook Manifesto a kick ass title? Well I think so anyway ;) In the New York City Borough of Brooklyn, just south of downtown is a neighborhood called Red Hook. Most of what I knew of Red Hook before becoming a New Yorker myself came mainly from Harlan Ellison's book Memo's From Purgatory, where brass knuckle and .22 caliber pistols (called 'zipguns') packing juvenile street gangs ran the streets with impunity.

Fast forward fifty some years and Red Hook no longer possesses such an image. Red Hook is home to Brooklyn's Ikea store and several art galleries and restaurants. Its an interesting neighborhood and much like the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, it has a unique character and feel all it own which is completely different than its surrounding neighborhoods. There is one issue that one can't help but notice when visiting; unlike the majority of Brooklyn, its rather undeserved by public transportation. The majority of transportation that serves the area, ostensibly serves customers visiting Ikea.







Old street cars on display...


Random Trivia, really the only place in New York City where you can see the Statue of Liberty head on without going to Liberty Island...

Looking toward Ikea...


All these shots have been geotagged and are best if viewed large. The layout of the area is quite interesting and definitely recommend looking at the map on a few of these shots...

3 comments:

Downtown Indy said...

"...before becoming a New Yorker myself...."

So that is the reason for starting to include NYC photos - you have relocated from Indy?

mheidelberger said...

Yes, I have been living in Manhattan part time since last December, but have completely located to Brooklyn last month. I still make it to Indy quite frequently though...

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