Monthly Archives: May 2014

Red Hook resident dies after delayed ambulance response, by George Fiala

Wednesday evening, May 21, Danny Cruz Jr. was busy making dinner for his three girls, Tea, 14; Savanna 12 and the youngest, Angel. Dinner was  hamburgers and potato puffs. He loved making dinner, helping his wife Tynisha, who works during … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of the Parks Department, by George Fiala

By now, most people who live or work in Red Hook know that Coffey Park, which CB 6 District Manager Craig Hammerman has called an important village square, has been closed to the public since the middle of April. Fenced … Continue reading

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Creating a cultural sanctuary in Red Hook, by Micah B. Rubin

The Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation strives to build a thriving, inclusive community. Through classes, artist residency, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and other initiatives, Pioneer Works has created an incubator for creative exploration in the heart of Red Hook. … Continue reading

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Curtain closes on Long Island College Hospital, by Kimberly Gail Price

On February 8, 2013, SUNY Downstate Medical Center voted unanimously to shut down Long Island College Hospital, triggering a nearly fifteen month battle for a land grab. On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the majority of staff was … Continue reading

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The Red Hook Coalition – non profits working for the community, by George Fiala

The roots of the Red Hook Coalition may be said to lie at the ornate Atlantic Avenue building that today houses Trader Joes. For many years that building was the home of the main branch of the Brooklyn’s Independence Savings … Continue reading

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More than just a place to drown pints, by Kevin McCormack

A quick search online for Irish Bars in New York will reveal hundreds upon hundreds of hits across the five boroughs. But in a city and an age where having a gimmicky name and a neon shamrock hanging in the … Continue reading

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