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02.25.15 Prachi Gupta

A tragic scene unfolded at the family-owned Dell’s Maraschino Cherries company on Tuesday. The New York Daily News reports that owner Arthur Mondella, 57, shot and killed himself after police officers questioned him about a weed smell in the factory. They later found the pot, according to sources. Investigators had a search warrant to enter […]

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05.30.14 Aymann Ismail

There are some abandoned warehouses in Red Hook that are currently functioning as unsanctioned, indoor graffiti galleries featuring work from the likes of CASH4, SMELLS, Deeker, Keely Cat, Sweet Toof, DROID, Plasma Slugs, SEND HELP, ACID, FALSE, KLOPS, VEW, MENOS, SEM and many, many others. As amazing as the illegal art is — check out […]

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11.14.13 Kyle Petreycik

British street artist Banksy’s heart shaped balloon work created in Red Hook last month is going to be up for grabs at this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, at a satellite fair presented by New York’s Stephan Keszler Gallery. The work, part of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NY “residency” appeared in Red Hook on the morning of October 7th, only […]

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10.07.13 Bucky Turco

We don’t get sentimental when it comes to street art getting defaced, no matter who it is. After all, the genre is born out of graffiti, an illegal art form that has a long history of intense competition and writers going over other writers. Having said that, it seems like New York’s taggers (and unwitting […]

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Bucky Turco

After Banksy teased the Internet with a video of rebels shooting down Dumbo as part of his Better Out Than In series, it was assumed that the street artist’s latest work would pop up in the Brooklyn neighborhood with the same namesake. Today, he updated his site with an image of a bandaged red balloon–a […]

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06.03.13 Andy Cush

Bob Diamond–the same guy who rediscovered an old rail tunnel under Atlantic Avenue in the ‘8os, then sued the city when they cut off his access to it in 2011–wants to make a more publicly accessible Red Hook. Diamond envisions a streetcar system that would connect the neighborhood to Downtown Brooklyn, shuttling straphangers back and […]

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05.02.13 Andy Cush

A neighborhood that’s been embattled by everything from colossal storms to toxic sludge in recent months has a new hero, as artist Dean Haspiel’s latest comic features a former rascally thief who cleans up his act to become a reluctant crime-fighter. His name? The Red Hook, naturally. Red Hook “yields those kinds of characters,” Haspiel told […]

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04.09.13 Andy Cush

Walk down Van Brunt Street, the main commercial drag of Red Hook’s waterfront, and the signs are unavoidable–in nearly every shop and restaurant window, a bright yellow poster imploring the Environmental Protection Agency to “Say no to a toxic Red Hook.” They’re advocating against a plan that would have EPA workers dredging toxic sludge from […]

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02.04.13 Andy Cush

A new series of short films will allow Red Hook residents to tell their stories, bringing awareness to the ongoing issues of one of Sandy’s most embattled neighborhoods and raising money to restore local businesses. The Emergency Management Methodology Partners will open a “Tell Your Story Center” in the area from March 2 to 9, […]

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01.10.13 Andy Cush

Infighting between several groups doing hurricane relief work in Red Hook–including Occupy Sandy and Occupy Red Hook–has caused several workers to abandon the cause in protest. The dispute appears to involve the surprising level of cooperation Occupy groups in the area have had with the NYPD, NYCHA, and the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and […]

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