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Good Data Drives Policy In 2017, fourth graders at PS 15 in Red Hook collected street litter and litter data in the same area in three different litter surveys in their neighborhood.  After the first two litter surveys, the students used the...

MorChem Industries is a supply company that distributes general cleaning supplies, janitorial products, personal hygiene, material handling/ safety equipment and related products. They "provide building maintenance and contractor supplies to...

Street address: 247 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

GAB Co sells safety equipment & supplies.  They stock a variety of personal protection equipment (PPE), items such as face protection and high-viz apparel.  They also sell janitorial and site safety supplies. They are a New York City...

Street address: 245 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Ever wonder what's going on behind the containerport fence? This article explains how the place works.  Red Hook gets one of its signature icons – gantry cranes at sunset – from the neighborhood’s largest maritime facility, the Red Hook...

Subjects: Atlantic Basin

A walk around Red Hook starting at PortSide New York's MARY A. WHALEN, in Atlantic Basin, meandering to Red Hook's NYCHA houses and then ending up at the restaurants of Van Brunt Street. This is the start of a feature article. To see the full essay...

YES, post hurricane Sandy, Red Hook has been, and still is being, intensely studied by the city, state and federal government; and it is being studied by many academic projects as well. Here is a quick overview of multiple government-funded plans...

Subjects: Resiliency

Red Hook once had two graving docks and many floating dry docks. This wonderfully illustrated article from the January 13, 1883 edition of Scientific American explains how graving docks at what became Todd Shipyard work. The shipyard site is now...

Subjects: Erie Basin

Don Horton worked with his family on barges from the age of 10 to 18. This meant that during WWII, his family was part of the merchant marines, doing dangerous work since German U-boats were attacking American commercial vessels trading along our...

Subjects: Oral History

The tanker MARY A. Whalen, homeship of PortSide NewYork was built for Ira S. Bushey. Ira S. Bushey started his work life driving mules on the Erie Canal in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. After trying various jobs he returned to the...

Subjects: Mary A. Whalen

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