Then, along came "Superstorm" Sandy last October, which hit New York City and surrounding areas full on.
If you think Red Hook was brought low by Sandy, fugetaboutit. As I blogged about last year, neighborhoods can be "sustainable". There is a lot of heart in this neighborhood and a lot of small businesses. Those businesses, including one I visited in September, are struggling to recover.
Now, we are six months past Sandy. What is Red Hook like? There is a lot of recovery - and a lot of work still needing to be done.
When you enter Red Hook, this is what you see-pure urban grit.
I will leave you today with a picture of the Red Hook waterfront.