Category Archives: Feature Story

Red Hook’s own Ornament Rock Star, by Mary Ann Pietanza

A few months back, my brother e-mailed me and told me he had reconnected with an old friend on Facebook through a popular neighborhood group page called, “I Lived in Carroll Gardens When We Still Called It Red Hook.” He … Continue reading

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Alex House Project helps young moms, by Angela Johnson-Archer

Raising children is a complex juggling act that requires parents to act as nurturers, providers and disciplinarians. For many teen and young adult mothers, the difficulty of moving between so many complex roles is exacerbated by limited access to education … Continue reading

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Letters to the EPA, edited by George Fiala

One of the most contentious issues Red Hook has faced in some time was an EPA proposal to build a Contained Disposal Facility (CDF) as part of the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. The CDF would take dredged materials, detoxify … Continue reading

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Carlos Menchaca’s sophisticated sweep to power, by George Fiala

Carlos Menchaca accomplished a rare political feat on September 10 – he defeated an incumbent, Sara Gonzalez. He won by over 1200 votes out of a total of a bit more than 7,000. He won not only Red Hook and … 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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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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