Welcome to the latest installment of Neighborhood Tours, a feature in which Curbed maps out architecturally interesting buildings and sites ripe for an exploratory weekend jaunt. Up next: Red Hook. Have other areas you'd like to see covered? Let us know.
The still-largely industrial neighborhood of Red Hook is on the brink of change. Insulated from brownstone Brooklyn darling Carroll Gardens by the Brooklyn-Queens and Gowanus expressways, the neighborhood in years past has transformed at a snails pace compared to its easier-to-access surrounds. But with new developments like Est4te Four's luxury condo conversion of 160 Imlay Street setting a new price precedent in the neighborhoodand selling rapidly at thateyes (and developers' wallets) are turning to the sequestered 'hood. The neighborhood's major challengesits lack of direct access to the subway and its vulnerability to storm surgewon't be changing any time soon, but we can't say the same for its built environment. Now, before it gets too cold, throw on that jacket and discover eight of the buildings that illuminate Red Hook's industrial past and will likely play into its refined future.
· All Red Hook coverage [Curbed]