We JUST moved to a brand new studio in Red Hook and we love the new scene out here! We are located on Richards street right across the street from Coffey Park.
Since Red Hook is still new I am learning all of my favorite spots but when I feel stuck on a project, or if I feel like I need a break, I take a walk around the block and head to Baked, my favorite bakery and coffee shop in the neighborhood. They have an amazing array of sweet treats and they bake custom cakes and cookies for events too. I used to work in Greenpoint right next to Bakeri which has the absolute best hazelnut chocolate chip cookies, but I am happy to know that the cookies at Baked are a fierce competition. I have never been able to resist a chocolate chip cookie!
If I take a break for lunch, my favorite place is Court Street Grocers Sub Shop which has the best sandwiches in town. My favorite variety is called “The Sleeper” which is sardines, mayo and romaine lettuce on a baguette. I highly recommend! And they make their own bottled seltzer water in a variety of flavors, one of which is celery.
The Red Hook staples for food (for lunch or dinner) are Hometown BBQ and the Brooklyn Crab. Both are excellent. People travel far and wide to taste the BBQ at Hometown and there is typically a line out the door. Brooklyn Crab is super fun for after work because they have a terrace where you can sit and eat and watch the sunset with the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
One of my favorite things about Red Hook is the artist community out here. I went to RISD and it’s so exciting to know many of my classmates have painting and design studios close by. Most artist studios aren’t open to the public but you may be able to catch their work at Pioneer Works for special exhibitions. Pioneer Works is an old factory building that has been converted into an artist residency and events space. They have loads of programming in the summer and often have concerts throughout the year. It's membership based but on the weekends it's open to the public and you can stroll through and see the property and the grounds. It’s quite spectacular.
Typically my team and I work in our studio until around 5 or 6pm and we haven’t done this yet because we’ve only just moved but we’ll walk over to the best bar in the hood called Sunny’s. It’s a little spot close to the water with a cozy scene. There is a courtyard with twinkle lights and live music and they have a great selection of beers.
We'd love to see you! Our new studio space incorporates Caroline’s painting practice as well as our studio. We have products, fabric-by-the-yard and artworks available to view and purchase. Visit us at:
How to get here:
F / G on the subway to Smith & 9th Street and then walk.
B61 bus to Van Brunt & Seabring
Citibike! There's a dock right outside our building
Revel scooters (if you dare!)