Red Hook

October, 2007

Money muddies port support

Red Hook: The operators of Brooklyn’s last working cargo port came under fire this week after they reportedly funneled tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to elected officials who oppose the Bloomberg Administration’s plan to evict them to create a tourist haven in Red Hook. Comment.

Pier-less future? The Explainer

The Explainer: A city plan to evict the operators of Red Hook’s working cargo port from Port Authority-owned piers ran into opposition last week when 21 officials sent a letter urging the bi-state agency to give the dockworkers a new 10-year lease. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Council Speaker Chris Quinn and Councilman David Yassky were among the signatories of the letter. Comment.

September, 2007

Report: Cruise industry fails Red Hook

Red Hook: The Queen Mary 2 is a sinking ship when it comes to creating new jobs and revenue in New York, according to a report issued last week by an industry trade organization. Comments (2).

Brooklyn’s tourist trap

Editorial: Two new reports show that Brooklyn’s leaders need to do more to attract visitors and keep them here long enough to spend their money. Comment.

All drawn out

Red Hook: Our cartoonist’s take. Comments (1).

August, 2007

The ‘sub moron’ to have day in court

Red Hook: The guy who floated a replica Revolutionary War submarine near the Queen Mary 2 will go to court next week. This should be fun. Comment.

July, 2007

Port operator on the Hook: City backs down from plan to evict longshoremen

Red Hook: City officials are on the brink of rolling out a new development plan for the Red Hook waterfront — a move that is expected to keep cargo ships on the piers and scuttle a plan to expand the Brooklyn cruise ship terminal, borough officials said this week. Comment.

June, 2007

Cruise ship site a party flop

Red Hook: Remember all that talk about weddings and other glitzy parties at the cruise ship terminal in Red Hook? Well, they’ll be strictly BYOB — bring your own burners! Comments (1).

How Marty’s Cunard cruise made history

Red Hook: Borough President Markowitz was the first city official to ever lecture on a cruise ship while still in office, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment.

‘Ello, Gov’nor

Red Hook: Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz took the maiden voyage of the New York Water Taxi from Red Hook to Governors Island on Wednesday, a photo-op to promote a new summerlong service between Brooklyn and the historic, tear-drop-shaped island. Comment.

May, 2007

Suds and cargo on tap for Hook

Red Hook: Red Hook may get to drink its beer — and unload its cargo, too, now that city officials are considering retaining a container port that has long been slated for eviction and giving a nearby waterfront parcel to Brooklyn Brewery. Comment.

Not just Ikea: Red Hook waterfront could become big box Mecca

Red Hook: The site of a future Ikea in Red Hook could also be home to other big box chains. Comments (1).

‘Concrete’ plans

Red Hook: A 90-foot-high monument to industrial decline — a set of grain silos in Red Hook — will soon return to service. Comments (2).

April, 2007

City’s ship slip is showing; Jobs numbers fall short at cruise ship terminal

Red Hook: The Brooklyn cruise terminal created just 14 full-time jobs in its first year on the Red Hook waterfront — a whopping 356 short of the number of full-time jobs promised by the city’s Economic Development Corporation. Comment.

February, 2007

New blow to cargo port

Red Hook: The city moved one step closer to closing Red Hook’s cargo port last week, scoring a key vote of approval on the controversial move from the Port Authority. Comment.

Fowl play: Fairway ducks foie gras flap

Red Hook: Animal-rights activists have mounted a campaign against Fairway to pressure Red Hook’s epicurean market to stop selling one of its trademark delicacies: foie gras. Comments (1).

Roadblock slows down Red Hookers

Red Hook: In a creative attempt to combat Red Hook's mushrooming traffic problems, a seven-foot-tall, self-proclaimed Comment.

Dockworkers love Eliot

Red Hook: Longshoreman in Red Hook believe Gov. Spitzer will save them from a city plan to shut down the cargo port. Comment.

January, 2007

The dirt on IKEA’s dirt

Red Hook: The mystery of the missing rubble at the IKEA construction site in Red Hook grows. Comment.

Big price tag in Hook

Red Hook: Transforming a cargo port on the Red Hook waterfront into a maritime tourist attraction will cost $326 million, according to an internal city document obtained by The Brooklyn Paper this week. Comment.

City: No hotel on Red Hook shore

Red Hook: City officials dashed several developer’s hopes this week by declaring part of the Red Hook waterfront a hotel-free zone. Comment.

A gay old time

Red Hook: Queen Mary 2 is about to host a bunch of queens. Comment.

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