The water is down and residents are picking up the pieces in Red Hook, one of the neighborhoods worst hit by Hurricane Sandy. Curbed has a nice photo collection of work happening in the neighborhood, and reports that power was partially restored there yesterday afternoon. Lots of basement pumping along Van Brunt Street and sidewalk debris all over. (Racked surveyed the retail scene, and reports that Ikea is still closed.) Over at the Red Hook Houses, The Village Voice reports, residents have gone three days without any electricity or water. The basement must be pumped out before Con Ed can restore it. At a gathering yesterday afternoon, residents complained about the slow pace of repair work and the conditions in the buildings. According to The Voice, residents have received help from the nonprofit Red Hook Initiative, but have seen little action or help from the city.
A Waterlogged Red Hook Emerges From Sandy’s Floods [Curbed]
In Red Hook Houses, No Power, No Water, and Growing Frustration [Village Voice]
Photo via Curbed
“Suspicious” Fiske Terrace Blaze Leaves Six Injured, Victorian in Ruins [NY Daily News] Worker Killed, Seven Others Injured When Wall…
Ebbets Field in 1913 It’s one thing to know a lot about Brooklyn, but there’s only one official Borough Historian….
Empty no more! Another long-vacant storefront on Montague Street is showing signs of life. When Brownstoner walked past just the…
Here’s an updated look at the most important thing to happen in Brooklyn since Henry Hudson landed at Coney Island….
Today’s pick is a Cobble Hill co-op that comprises two combined apartments. Located at 220 Congress Street, in a 1952…