• Kempton & co New york
  • Fiona Kempton has been designing since she was a child. She always knew that she would have her own line one day, and after graduating from fashion school she set out to make her dream a reality, designing a line of distinctive technology-oriented handbags built to carry laptops, iPads and other devices. In 2013 she opened the doors of Kempton & Co in Red Hook, which serves as both boutique and workshop where she designs and creates bags that… More info
    392 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Baked New york
  • Nestled in the peaceful Red Hook neighborhood, Baked is a sweet surprise. Co-owner Renato has realized his long-time dream of opening a coffee shop—and then some. Beyond the coffee, tea and specialty drinks offered, the shop is a fully equipped bakery, crafting delicate cupcakes, monster cookies and layered cakes for sweets scavengers of all stripes. The bustling shop features freshly-baked pastries and jars full of assorted goodies, and offers… More info
    359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Erie basin New york
  • Russell Whitmore opened Erie Basin in 2006 to right what he considered a wrong: Antiques in New York City were either outrageously overpriced, or just junk. “There‘s a lot of nice stuff that doesn’t need to be priced as high end,” he told us in his Van Brunt Street shop in Red Hook. “What we focus on is selling old things, but old things that relate to modern tastes. We have a fairly small inventory but we’re constantly changing things based on… More info
    388 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Metal and thread New york
  • In a world of mass production robot labor, hand-crafted work from master craftsmen is more significant than ever. With expertise working in metal and thread, artisans Denise Carbonell and Derek Dominy opened their aptly-named shop in the mid-1990s—first on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, then moving to Red Hook’s Van Brunt Street in 2008. “We are each self-taught in our discipline and try to encourage people to learn skills that will help them to… More info
    398 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Papillionaire  New york
  • Founded in 2009 by an Australian family, today Papillionaire spans the globe, bringing European-inspired bicycles to savvy city commuters from Melbourne to New York. The Brooklyn headquarters, located in Red Hook, doubles as a fully-functioning bike shop and a showroom for the four classic styles designed and manufactured in a variety of colors by the Aussie company. Each vintage Dutch style option strikes the balance between urban chic and… More info
    390 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Foxy & winston New york
  • This lovely little shop manages to put a personal, hand-made touch on the too often impersonal world of greeting cards. Far from the slick, mass-produced reproductions in the drug store, Foxy and Winston owner Jane Buck illustrates and silk-screens each of her playful designs, melding whimsy and personality into the elephants, deer or little birds that play across the card stock. “I try to focus on the texture,” Buck said from her back-house… More info
    392 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Cacao prieto New york
  • Something is happening in Red Hook… There, in a massive brick building on Conover Street, machines are whirring and spinning, processing raw cacao into chocolate or distilling it into spirits. But these aren’t just any machines, and this isn’t just any cacao. The machines were built by Daniel Preston, an aerospace engineer turned chocolatier, and the cacao is of a single origin: a farm in the Dominican Republic owned by Daniel and his family. In… More info
    218 Conover St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Dry dock New york
  • Dry Dock is a classic neighborhood wine shop. The welcoming staff knows many of the customers by name, and even when they're not coming in to buy, the neighbors are dropping in to say hello and catch up on community news. The shop was opened in 2009 by Mary Dudine-Kyle and Ron Kyle, a Red Hook couple who spotted the need for a liquor store with quality wines and spirits in their area. The pair threw themselves into the business with gusto, taking… More info
    424 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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