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In the summer of 1850, a free African-American woman was abducted and brought to Red Hook Point - just below the Atlantic Dock - to be taken by schooner to the South.  Suspicious workers in the area were told by the captors  that the woman was a...

Mortgage lenders mapped areas based on what they considered to be risky investment areas. The areas they deemed less secure risks were outlined on the maps in red. Because of this it was much harder for people to get loans to buy property in poorer...

The landscape of Red Hook has been dramatically changed by people at least twice in its history.  Starting in a major way around 1830, marshland was filled in to make solid land, and the coast line was modified to better suit boats. Nearly...

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