Author Archives: redhookstar

New web site

While we will contain to maintain this blog for a while, the entire content, and all new content will now be seen on our WordPress website It’s a lot more user friendly, you should go there RIGHT NOW! Happy … Continue reading

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Red Hook is the place to be this 4th of July, by Peter Axtman

For the first time since 2009, Red Hook residents will have a prime view of Fourth of July fireworks. With the Macy’s annual fireworks show returning to its old East River location – at the behest of first-year mayor Bill … Continue reading

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Gowanus Gunman Shoots 2 Ironworkers, Kills Self, By Harrison Neuhaus

A gunman fired shots at a Gowanus iron shop earlier this morning, wounding two before barricading himself inside a building and killing himself. According to local police, a report of gunfire came in at around 11:20am. The suspect opened fire … Continue reading

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Cross Country Fundraising begins on Court Street, by Clarissa Sauter

An event conceived in a Jerusalem pizza parlor three years ago made its way to Red Hook on Tuesday. Four cyclists who will bike across the country, raising money for children with special needs were given encouraging words, a Jewish … Continue reading

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Editorial: Is change inevitable?

Our cover story this issue details the Red Hook plans of a real estate developer. They have big plans for the neighborhood, and many feel that this is a great thing for Red Hook. The developer has bought some of … Continue reading

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Red Hook 2024, by Micah B. Rubin

If all goes according to plan, Red Hook’s “back” will be unrecognizable within ten years. The Los Angeles-based developer Est4te Four has a reputation for breathing new life into abandoned and derelict buildings. They’ve turned gritty neighborhoods in Milan and … Continue reading

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It’s NYC vs. EPA at monthly CAG meeting, by George Fiala

From day one, NYC has been against the Gowanus Canal’s Superfund designation, finally granted in 2010. It was opposed not only by the Bloomberg administration, but also the local City Councilman at the time.   The Daily News reported, in an … Continue reading

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