Red Hook

November, 2008

City dumps Hook pier plan

Red Hook: The city quietly sank its plan for redeveloping a piece of the Red Hook waterfront with a marina, entertainment offering and hotels, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment.

September, 2008

Hookers to get BJ’s in a mall

Red Hook: The BJ’s Wholesale Club destined for the Red Hook waterfront might be part of a six-level shopping plaza with several other stores and even some residential units, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (17).

Ikea cuts freebies; shuttle bus, ferry service trimmed back

Red Hook: Ikea will slash the free water taxi and shuttle bus service that it provides to help mitigate traffic at its Red Hook store. Comment.

August, 2008

BJ’s on tap for Red Hookers

Red Hook: BJ’s Wholesale will be joining Ikea in Red Hook, where big box development seems all but inevitable. Comments (10).

March, 2008

City ships out of Red Hook piers

Red Hook: The city has quietly abandoned its quest to build a maritime-themed tourist attraction on the site of Brooklyn’s last cargo port, paving the way for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to start negotiations with the very pier operators that they’ve been trying to evict for years. Comment.