MISSION Our group project is to revive Redhook by rebranding the city as a sustainable place. Through understanding the effects of Sandy and Redhook as a community-oriented city, innovation is the key our group will use to rebrand Redhook. From a talk show to annual events, supporting local businesses and even a fashion line, our innovative ideas for a sustainable Redhook derive from localizing Redhook for Redhook.
landmarks Keith Coffey Park Verona St. bet. Richard St. and Dwight St. Anthony FOXY & WINSTON Shant Valentino Pier
392 Van Brunt Street Ferris St. between Coffey St. and Van Dyke St.
Red Hook Farm 3-49 Halleck St. Paolo â€œREDâ€? 384 Van Brunt
restaurants The good fork Address: 391 Van Brunt Street Phone: 718-643-6636 Website: goodfork.com About: The Good Fork is a small and cozy restaurant in Red Hook that serves American and Korean food, representative of the mixed couple, Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim, whom own the local restaurant. In order to localize their restaurant, the couple even uses produce from the local farm and serves local key-lime pie from Steve’s for dessert (another Red Hook must try!).
STEVE’S AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIE Address: 204 Van Dyke Street Phone: 718-858-5333 Website: stevesauthentic.com About: Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies is owned and operated by Steve Tarpin and his wife Victoria Gomez, whom serves the best local pie in Red Hook. Whether a mini-pie or a Swingle (a chocolate-coated frozen tart on a stick), all their key limes are fresh squeezed on location.
BAKED Address: 359 Van Brunt Street Phone: 718-222-0345 Website: bakednyc.com About: Baked is a local bakery that serves the best brownies not only in Red Hook but in all of New York. Recommended by Oprah, Baked has featured on numerous television shows and received numerous awards, so this small bakery although local is New York renowned. All their desserts are even freshly made daily!
Address: 123 Columbia Street Phone: 718-643-8484 Website: freebirdbooks.com About: Owned by local resident Peter Miller, Freebird Books is a general used bookstore. They also hold community-oriented events, such as readings and book clubs.
foxy & winston
Address: 392 Van Brunt Street, Phone: 718-928-4855 Website: foxyandwinston.com About: Foxy & Winston is a local stationary shop owned by Jane Buck. She sells stationary, childrenâ€™s clothing, greeting cards and customized products, and all of the products are designed by herself.
Art Gallery KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING PLACE Address: 353 Van Brunt Street Phone: 718-875-2098 Website: www.kentlergallery.org About: Kentler International Drawing Place brings together works by local and international artists to foster a sense of cultural community in Red Hook. Current exhibitions are listed on their website.
Address: 315 Columbia Street, Phone: 718-395-3214 Website: jalopy.biz About: Jalopy Theatre provides live music to the local Redhook community on weekends, featuring authentic folk and country music. You can even take lessons and learn an instrument at this theatre.
valentino park and pier Address: Ferris St. between Coffey St. and Van Dyke St. Website: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/valentinopier Valentino Park and Pier provide the perfect escape from New York City as its not surrounded by buildings. Instead, you have skyline views and a waterfront view. Furthermore, in the summer, the pier offers free kayaking and outdoor films can be viewed in the park.
red hook added value Youth Empowerment Programs Youth participants grow food on the Red Hook Community Farm, operate the Red Hook Farmers' Market, explore food systems and issues of food justice, and build their leadership skills. Added Value works with approximately 20 teenagers annually, who work an average of seventeen hours each week on the farm, at market, on the computers, and out in the community. They receive a monthly stipend, expanding their families' household income by as much as thirty percent.
red hook added value
Red Hook Community Farm -Serving as a daily educational/work site for more than 115 teens through youth programs -Growing 12 tons of produce for donation, sale and consumption -Creating $120,000 local economic activity -Generating $70,000 in revenue for youth stipends
In eight years this market has generated $200,000 in sales for upstate farmers, and $40,000 in donations for food to those in need.
Fort Defiance, 365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, 11231 (718) 522-7996 Frankies, 457 Spuntino, 457 Court St., Brooklyn, 11231 (718) 403-0033 Ici, 246 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, 11226 (718) 789-2778 Kevins, 277A Van Brunt S, Brooklyn, 11231 (718) 596-8335 Rice, 311 7th Ave, Brooklyn, 11215 (718) 832-9512 The Good Fork, 391 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, 11231 (718) 643-6636
Big Salad Compost Event
171 Wolcott St.
48 Delevan St.
392 Van Brunt
Sustainable Lab Project