The Real Deal New York

Neighborhood Dive: Red Hook rebounds

An industrial Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood gets a makeover

From the December issue: Red Hook has come a long way from its gang-infested days in the 1980s when the South Brooklyn Neighborhood was infamously known as the crack capital of the world. But over the years this peninsula has battled back, with the addition of big-name retailers, trendy restaurants and high-end residential development. Although the neighborhood, which is tucked between the Buttermilk Channel and Gowanus Bay, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, it has since fully rebounded. [more]