B61 Productions weighs in with a review of the bad reviews given to those future visions of Red Hook created by students at the Yale Architecture School. Big surprise--some of the locals didn't dig Yale visions like adding a 31,000 car parking garage to the nabe or turning it into a nature preserve. The Yale professor who appeared at an "artists talk" at the BWAC Van Brunt Street gallery space faced down some "impolite" noisy residents. B61 says the professor, Edward Mitchell, didn't defend a plan to turn part of Red Hook into a fish farm, but he offered that some of the projects just "revel in the spectacle of architecture." Nice phrase, that.
· Reinventing Red Hook Beyond Recognition [B61 Productions]
· Yale Students Imagine the Future of Red Hook [NYT]
· Like It or Not, Red Hook Gets Reinvented [Curbed]