Andrea F

Day 78: Redhook

In Brooklyn, New York Water Taxi, NYC, Redhook, Statue of Liberty, things to do in NYC on August 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

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Just south of Manhattan and across the river to the East, is Brooklyn’s Redhook. An industrial neighborhood of old shipyards, that in recent years has welcomed two shiny new mega-stores, gentrification seemed to have once been on the horizon, but the desolate streets and ramshackle buildings indicate the process may have come to a halt. Still, the water taxi ride is enough to make going a nice afternoon adventure. The twenty-minute trip carries passengers past the neighboring Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, Governor’s Island and Lady Liberty (of which there is a stunning head-on from land). The taxi docks at, where else but IKEA whose bright yellow and blue stand out amongst the typical red brick. Van Brunt Street is the main drag with a handful of local favorites, and a bit out of the way there’s Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies (which really are a treat). Order a mini and a Key Limeade to go, step outside and admire the sunshine sparkling on the water. It truly is a New York neighborhood like no other, but as many say, you either like it or you don’t. Worst case, swing into you-know-where for some stackable storage containers or a new bookshelf. Spend ten bucks and they credit you the $5 taxi fare.

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