Top 20 Red Hook, New York vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Set against a backdrop of shipping yards and pre-Civil War warehouses in Brooklyn, Red Hook has a laid-back seaside village vibe. Young families, artists and creative professionals make up a large part of the community. A mix of homey eateries and quirky bars, plus edgy art galleries and boutiques proliferate along Van Brunt Street, the main artery of the neighbourhood. Steadily evolving from its rough roots, the face of Red Hook is changing as artists and youngsters congregate in this industrial and geographically somewhat isolated maritime neighbourhood. Red Hook lacks direct subway access, one of the many reasons the neighbourhood appeals to a resident artistic community. Tourists should be aware that it's a good 40 minute journey to Downtown Manhattan on public transport.