Faraway in Red Hook


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Knocking around Red Hook, Brooklyn a couple of weeks back. Despite the gentrification down at the bottom, a lot of the old bones have survived. The brick and wood still have an old, rough and far away feel, the waterfront and warehouses, and the stores and low frame houses along side Van Brunt Street running down to where people from the neighborhood once went to work at the old docks. Faraway from the rest of the city, faraway in time, you still get the sense how hard life was here, as the artisanal eateries and the hipsters, Fairway and Ikea have begun their move in. You can get here by water taxi.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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