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Star-Revue Endorsements: Garcia and Prince for Mayor - Red Hook Star-Revue
05/05/2021
Star-Revue Endorsements: Garcia and Prince for Mayor - Red Hook Star-Revue

Star-Revue Endorsements: Garcia and Prince for Mayor - Red Hook Star-Revue

Pretty much by accident, I was right there when Bill de Blasio’s 2013 mayoral campaign came to life. Lightning may have struck twice as I think I might have been at the beginning of another candidate’s rise. That first time, I was covering a protest meant to save Cobble Hill’s Long Island Coll...

Looking back at a signal moment in the Carlos Menchaca administration. How we reported it at the time. Brett Yates again...
04/29/2021
Menchaca’s finest hour didn’t go well, by Brett Yates - Red Hook Star-Revue

Looking back at a signal moment in the Carlos Menchaca administration. How we reported it at the time. Brett Yates again asks for a re-examination of current zoning regulations, now sixty years old....

After an hour or more of picketing and soapboxing outside, a raucous, emotional crowd filled the auditorium of Sunset Park High School to capacity on September 16. Following a six-month delay for a comprehensive evaluation, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca had, apparently, reached a verdict on the Indu...

in case you missed it - still very topical. By Brett Yates
04/29/2021
Don’t buy Brad Lander’s YIMBY junk - Red Hook Star-Revue

in case you missed it - still very topical. By Brett Yates

Every couple weeks, City Councilmember Brad Lander experiences a spasm of guilt over what Gowanus is going to look like in 10 years, and in order to relieve this sensation, he tweets a link to an article about the importance of increasing the housing supply as a means to combat rising rents in Ameri...

Big questions about Public Place remain, by Jorge Bello - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/16/2021
Big questions about Public Place remain, by Jorge Bello - Red Hook Star-Revue

Big questions about Public Place remain, by Jorge Bello - Red Hook Star-Revue

Members of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group were smiling in their Zoom squares when Christos Tsiamis, pictured above, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) engineer leading the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup, reappeared on their screens on March 23. Tsiamis had not attended the group....

Jazz on the Screen, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/15/2021
Jazz on the Screen, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue

Jazz on the Screen, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue

Two movies about important Black individuals in American history came out this past winter, one looked at the political persecution of a prominent public figure, the other was a movie about, in an important way, the presence of jazz in American life. I’m talking, of course, about The United States...

My Quarantine Journal, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/15/2021
My Quarantine Journal, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue

My Quarantine Journal, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue

Day 1: Tuesday 2/23: I found out that someone I had been in contact with tested positive. Urgent Care told me I should quarantine at home and get tested five days after exposure, which for me will be Saturday. It was a pretty calm night. I watched basketball in my room and wore a mask outside the ro...

Cesar Zuniga, Community Board Chair, wants to be your next City Council rep - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/14/2021
Cesar Zuniga, Community Board Chair, wants to be your next City Council rep - Red Hook Star-Revue

Cesar Zuniga, Community Board Chair, wants to be your next City Council rep - Red Hook Star-Revue

Red Hookers got their first view of Cesar Zuniga back in 2014, when, with the support of our council member Carlos Menchaca, he ran against Assemblymember Felix Ortiz. He didn’t do that badly, but it was not yet Ortiz’s time to lose. Here is what he told the Star-Revue then, as part of our ask-t...

Not everybody loves the Governors Island rezoning, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/14/2021
Not everybody loves the Governors Island rezoning, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue

Not everybody loves the Governors Island rezoning, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue

The city is about to approve a rezoning proposal that divides Governors Island in half – one half parkland and the other half commercial with an emphasis on climate research. It seems like a laudable proposal, but a group called Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)has come out with a...

Opinion: Why killing Washburn's Model Block is even more important than before, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue
04/14/2021
Opinion: Why killing Washburn's Model Block is even more important than before, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue

Opinion: Why killing Washburn's Model Block is even more important than before, by George Fiala - Red Hook Star-Revue

Following the example of Italian developer Estate Four, UPS has decided to flip their 350,000 square feet Red Hook property rather than execute their planned project. I’ve heard from credible sources that UPS has put their 350,000 square feet of waterfront property, which they bought for around $3...

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04/12/2021

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04/08/2021

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A St. Patty’s Day Story Gone Astray
03/17/2021
A St. Patty’s Day Story Gone Astray

A St. Patty’s Day Story Gone Astray

“Yo, Enright! Wake up! I need a Patty’s Day story.” It was George again. “But, boss, I’m working on this important piece about the new fish section at Food Bazaar!” “Look, your mother was born in L…

No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch, by Kurt Gottschalk - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/17/2021
No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch, by Kurt Gottschalk - Red Hook Star-Revue

No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch, by Kurt Gottschalk - Red Hook Star-Revue

Next month will mark the 40th anniversary of the Exploited’s first record, on which they declared (in title and opening track) that “punk’s not dead.” Even at the time it felt a bit defensive but the song coined a slogan that has continually been graffiti’d ever since. Forty years is almos...

HIATUS HERNIA, by Howard Graubard - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
HIATUS HERNIA, by Howard Graubard - Red Hook Star-Revue

HIATUS HERNIA, by Howard Graubard - Red Hook Star-Revue

I am, above all things, a family man; besides myself (my usual position), there is my wife, a psychotherapist who is married to a crazy person, whose life’s ambition is to sit at home all day and read Proust, and my doppelganger, a miniature schnauzer named Groucho Barx, whose favorite food is cha...

The men who built our skyline, by Mike Fiorito - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
The men who built our skyline, by Mike Fiorito - Red Hook Star-Revue

The men who built our skyline, by Mike Fiorito - Red Hook Star-Revue

Lindsay LeBorgne is a fourth-generation Local 40 ironworker and Brooklynite with roots in the Mohawk communities that stretch along the border of the United States and Canada. His grandfather worked on the first generation of skyscrapers in New York City. And Lindsay’s father worked on the origina...

Protests against the monarchy rock Spain, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
Protests against the monarchy rock Spain, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue

Protests against the monarchy rock Spain, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue

Monarchy is often regarded as the old-fashioned setting of Disney stories, but where it is the current form of government there is no valiant prince or happy ending. In reality even kings fall into sin, like happened to former Spanish king Juan Carlos I, who, six years after his abdication was found...

VACCINE MIGRANTS, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
VACCINE MIGRANTS, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue

VACCINE MIGRANTS, by Dario Pio Muccilli - Red Hook Star-Revue

As all the world knows Italy was the first western country to be harshly hit by the pandemic. It is now facing a challenge that could soon affect other nations: the vaccination of migrants. In the Boot that we call Italy there are roughly six million transient workers. As of yet there is no plan in....

The killing of a Black revolutionary, by Roderick Thomas - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
The killing of a Black revolutionary, by Roderick Thomas - Red Hook Star-Revue

The killing of a Black revolutionary, by Roderick Thomas - Red Hook Star-Revue

“War is politics with bloodshed, politics is war without bloodshed.” Fred Hampton’s words are profound and captured perfectly in the new movie about the real Black Panthers, produced by Ryan Coogler, who brought forth 2018’s Black Panther hit movie, based upon the Marvel character. Judas and...

Tom Delgado - Giving the whole world tours of New York City during the pandemic, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
Tom Delgado - Giving the whole world tours of New York City during the pandemic, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue

Tom Delgado - Giving the whole world tours of New York City during the pandemic, by Brian Abate - Red Hook Star-Revue

The coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions have halted tourism in New York City, but Tom Delgado is still giving virtual tours of it’s different neighborhoods, including Red Hook. Delgado’s tours are different from most in that he shows entire neighborhoods. He devotes time to the Red Hook...

District 39 Candidates Vie to Replace Brad Landers, by Toby Burns - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
District 39 Candidates Vie to Replace Brad Landers, by Toby Burns - Red Hook Star-Revue

District 39 Candidates Vie to Replace Brad Landers, by Toby Burns - Red Hook Star-Revue

Six candidates have their eye on the city council seat once held by Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn’s 39th district, spanning the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. In terms of private funds, it’s the second richest race in Brookl...

World Arts brings a celebration, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/16/2021
World Arts brings a celebration, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue

World Arts brings a celebration, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue

World Arts East Red Hook, which opened last fall, celebrated the Lunar New Year on February 20 with a free community T’ai Chi class. There were five participants. The focus was on creating more vitality as we move through the year of the ox. There was no experience necessary, everyone had their ow...

Menchaca's powerful statement at the community board - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/15/2021
Menchaca's powerful statement at the community board - Red Hook Star-Revue

Menchaca's powerful statement at the community board - Red Hook Star-Revue

On February 25, Council Member Carlos Menchaca blasted a Red Hook developer’s decision to avoid the City’s public review process to pursue a major rezoning. The following statement was delivered during a Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting on the proposal: “The developer first approached my off...

Red Hook schools mark Black History month, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/15/2021
Red Hook schools mark Black History month, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue

Red Hook schools mark Black History month, by Nathan Weiser - Red Hook Star-Revue

Both the private BASIS school, and the public PS 676 are Red Hook schools that helped celebrate Black History Month this past February. The 5th grade read “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson, an excerpt from Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid and poems like “Theme for English B” by Langst...

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with National Survey of Latinx Art, by Erin DeGregorio - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/15/2021
El Museo del Barrio Reopens with National Survey of Latinx Art, by Erin DeGregorio - Red Hook Star-Revue

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with National Survey of Latinx Art, by Erin DeGregorio - Red Hook Star-Revue

After a year of closure, El Museo del Barrio reopens on March 13. To kick-off the celebration, the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution is physically unveiling an exhibition titled “ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21” – the museum’s first national large-scale surv...

No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/14/2021
No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch - Red Hook Star-Revue

No Waves from Ohio | Stella Research Committee packs a brutal throwback punch - Red Hook Star-Revue

Next month will mark the 40th anniversary of the Exploited’s first record, on which they declared (in title and opening track) that “punk’s not dead.” Even at the time it felt a bit defensive but the song coined a slogan that has continually been graffiti’d ever since. Forty years is almos...

Jazz: Where Have All the Giants Gone, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/14/2021
Jazz: Where Have All the Giants Gone, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue

Jazz: Where Have All the Giants Gone, by George Grella - Red Hook Star-Revue

On January 10, I stayed home and near the stereo to catch as much of WKCR’s annual Max Roach birthday broadcast as seemed reasonable. After so many fantastic records from the Charlie Parker Quintet and the Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet, the DJ started spinning Max Roach Plus Four, pretty much t...

New Documentary Koshien is a Beautiful Film About Baseball — and Japan, by Dante A. Ciampaglia - Red Hook Star-Revue
03/14/2021
New Documentary Koshien is a Beautiful Film About Baseball — and Japan, by Dante A. Ciampaglia - Red Hook Star-Revue

New Documentary Koshien is a Beautiful Film About Baseball — and Japan, by Dante A. Ciampaglia - Red Hook Star-Revue

Baseball seems determined to drive away as many people as possible. After seeing the mantle of the national pastime snatched away by football, the MBAs and lawyers who run the game decided the best way to get back into fans’ good graces was through interminable games built around clown-car bullpen...

Red Hook Star-Revue, March 2021
03/11/2021
Red Hook Star-Revue, March 2021

Red Hook Star-Revue, March 2021

Black Panther Fred Hampton portrayed on screen, Carlos Menchaca slams local developer, Baseball in Japan in new movie

In case you can't get out to pick up your own paper copy....
03/06/2021
Red Hook Star-Revue, March 2021

In case you can't get out to pick up your own paper copy....

Black Panther Fred Hampton portrayed on screen, Carlos Menchaca slams local developer, Baseball in Japan in new movie

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02/06/2021

At food bazaar

02/06/2021

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Today is Mother's Day! This poem is for grandmothers, especially my Grandma "Nana"...'Miss her... ... (A. J. Ceroni, Poughkeepsie native)
A short playlist of bands playing this Friday at Rocky Sullivan's
Happy Birthday Red Hook Star R***e Thank you to staff for adding Eileen Dugan Amico senior center to your route for newspaper drop off. Seniors are pleased to be updated with community news. Also for Park Slope News
Come out for a Daycation to Dorney Park. Bus will be leaving from Coffey Park in Red Hook Brooklyn FUN FILLED DRAMA FREE DAY. Tickets are $75 for adults and $55 for children
Looking for a few hours' easy work? The RHSR is looking for a small team of people to hit the streets of Red Hook with a short survey. The only requirements are that you're comfortable speaking to strangers and that you have a smartphone with data. Please email [email protected] for more info, and put "survey" in the subject line.
TODAY (6/20) 8am-6pm...UNTIL ITS ALL GONE!
Please attend, pleases share! the "MARY month of May" programs at PortSide NewYork celebrating 80th birthday of our ship Mary A Whalen. Many programs focused on Red Hook community, many of them new including the African American Maritime Heritage program with a history challenge for our local schools, a day for Red Hook NYCHA residents, and an evening celebrating Puerto Rican Red Hook WaterStories. You can also get involved and volunteer with planning, outreach and running events. http://portsidenewyork.org/portsideevents/
Red Hook Crit is today. It's FREE. Access to NYC Ferry is uninterrupted. You just have to walk around a short bit of the race track when you enter Atlantic Basin at Pioneer and Conover
Geroge, Unless I'm missing something, you don't give a start time for this party -- either here, or in your email.