Monthly Archives: July 2013

Images from LICH

SUNY Downstate is trying everything they can think of to close LICH by Thursday’s court date. Their main tactic now is to rid LICH of patients. For a month now, they haven’t been admitting new patients, and they have transferred … Continue reading

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Red Hook firehouse celebrates centennial, words and photos by Kimberly Gail Price

On Wednesday, June 19, firefighters, former members and their families of Engine 279 Ladder 131 celebrated a century of service.               The day began with a special ceremony at their Red Hook location. Many … Continue reading

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Director Julie Taymor honored at Brooklyn Museum, by Kimberly Gail Price

Award winning theater, opera and film director, Julie Taymor was honored on June 13 at the 2013 Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist First awards at the Brooklyn Museum. Museum Trustee, Elizabeth A. Sackler hosted the event. The evening included … Continue reading

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Michelle Williams, by Jenny Belin

Made in Red Hook! This “Boudoir Portrait” of actress Michelle Williams was inspired by her stunning cover photograph for GQ Magazine in February, 2012. Posed as Marilyn Monroe, Ms.Williams wore a teasedout platinum wig and baby doll lingerie.  The GQ … Continue reading

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Josh Parker lectures on Red Hook’s past fires by Kimberly Gail Price

The Smoke of the Flames could be noted from Lower Manhattan “The destructive force of a fire leaves a permanent trail of information. By using the archival information from various fires that occurred over the past two centuries, the development … Continue reading

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Red Hook Lion’s Club celebrates Twenty Years

On Tuesday, June 18th, The Brooklyn Red Hook Lions Club celebrated their 20th year. Their Installation and Awards Ceremony was held at the Miccio Center and with special guest Sara Gonzalez, and Jim Vogel, representing Velmanette Montgomery.   The Lion’s … Continue reading

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Understanding FEMA’s new flood maps, by Stacie Nieves

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released new maps on its website this month, revealing more New Yorkers are at risk of flood than previously thought. The maps add to the accumulating pile of confusing and often frightening information Red Hook … Continue reading

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