Red Hook, Brooklyn is a waterfront seaport and industrial hub that is redeveloping. It first grew when the Erie Canal made New York City America’s main port.
Pioneer Works is the community’s cultural center. It has a number of creative production studios and brings great Latin artists to the neighborhood.
The northwestern waterfront faces Governors Island. The Valentino Pier in Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier has great views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
The waterfront is home to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Red Hook Container Terminal, Atlantic Basin and Erie Basin.
The neighborhood is changing a lot, but “Red Hook Summer” is a great Spike Lee movie about the neighborhood back in 2012. Many of the big industrial landmarks that you used see from the harbor have been torn down. Today there is even an IKEA.