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Red Hook Brooklyn New York City

Red Hook Brooklyn Viewer by the East River

Red Hook Brooklyn was founded in 1836 by Dutch colonists. This is why we can notice so many Holland style warehouse buildings all around Red Hook Brooklyn.

Leigh Valley Boat 79 at Red Hook Brooklyn
Leigh Valley Boat in Red Hook

I went to a bike ride and sat by the river while having my favorite Latin America coffee. I still drink hot black coffee during any hot summer day in NYC.

By the 1920s, they made Red Hook the busiest freight port in the world, but this ended in the 1960s with the creation of shipping containers. Then by the 1930s Red Hook became one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York and it was called ‘city for the homeless’ or ‘Hooverville’.

NYC Moments dogs with father
Man carrying two dogs in Brooklyn, New York
Viewer by the East River from Brooklyn
Red Hook Viewer by the East River
No parking sign Red Hook in Brooklyn
No parking Graffiti Sign in Red Hook
Bee at work inside flower
Bee at work in Red Hook

Most of Red Hook has changed due to gentrification. People from around the world have moved here mainly artists. IKEA has also set its main chain store right by the East River. These and other reasons have contributed to an increase in rent in Red Hook. I still believe this area needs more improvement to be classified as a ‘hot spot’ for real estate agents. The area does not have easy access to public transportation specially the NYC Subway.

Red Hook Architecture in Brooklyn
Red Hook Architecture by the East River
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New York City Chelsea Architecture

NYC Moments delivery bike man

NYC seems empty, but still beautiful. Many people walk keeping their distance. Delivery guys on bikes work hard to deliver food directly from local markets in NYC.

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NYC Original Architecture at LES

NYC Architecture Wall Art

New York City is a center for inspiration for most designers and architects around the world. Come visit the historic neighborhood of Lower East Side.

Grab a cup of coffee, walk around, and see these unique buildings, some built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Contact me if you would like more information or if you are interested in collaborating.

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Night time at NYC Quarantined

NYC Ride Your Bike

No matter the time of day, New York City is always bustling with activity….under normal circumstances. As you can see in these photos, the streets of Manhattan are eerily empty. Coronavirus has rendered New York City a ghost town as it becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic. The city that never sleeps is going into a much-needed hibernation.

The Honest Company

Though these images may not show party-goers dressed to the nines and crowding the local watering holes, they can hopefully be a way to jog the memories of those of us who are sitting inside, waiting for the day when it will be safe to re-populate the city. A photograph devoid of human life is also the perfect playing field for the imagination. What would an ideal night out in the city look like? What kinds of characters might I run into? While you may be cooped up inside your home, I hope these photos will help your thoughts run free into the twinkling city night.