Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Red Hook

The last day we were in NY, it was cold & overcast. We stayed in Brooklyn & explored the neighborhood of Red Hook. Once a shipping yard, this neighborhood is one of the oldest in NY, & has one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty.

With no subway lines & the old trolly system now defunct, Red Hook can be a bit of a stretch to get to. However, the isolation & run down industrial charm is drawing many artist residents to the area. 

 And there is always the possibility of taking a water taxi.

We walked along the water front. Then visited the amazing Fairway Market, which not only has a wonderful assortment of fresh produce & gourmet items but also has an out door cafĂ© overlooking the water & incredible view. 

Last but not least, who would have ever thought, that this southern girl, would taste the best key lime pie ever, in of all places, Brooklyn NY. But it is true!
If you should find yourself in Red Hook it is an absolute must, that you get to this tiny whole in the wall shop. Steve's  sells one thing & one thing only, the very best key lime pie in the world.
No kidding!


  1. Oh, this sounds like a wonderful adventure, I really like the watertaxi, the old trolly system and I really love run down industrial charm and would love to have a studio in such a place, how inspiring!

  2. It looks like it was an amazing trip. I haven't been to NY since 1991. I bet a ton has changed. Thank you for taking me there!

  3. Thanks for taking us with you on your trip to New's all been so interesting.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Hello, Sally.
    Looks an exciting trip! I have not been to New York. The fresh many pineapples catch my eyes.
    How gorgeous market!