Red Hook is an area in South Brooklyn, named for the red clay soil and point of land jutting in to the Upper New York Bay. Boasting the only area in New York City with a full frontal view of the Statue of Liberty, this neighborhood is home to 11,000 people.
Dominating the area is an Ikea store, a huge mass of blue and yellow that greets the visitor arriving in to Red Hook by water taxi from Manhattan or by city bus or the free Ikea shuttle bus.
We are blessed with great weather and great companions. I'm personally smitten with a group of kids who eagerly encourage me to take their pictures. Thank you Jermaine, Angel, Butter, Tito, Squirrel and Superman for painting my day with your smiles and your laughter.