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Red Hook Waterfront

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Red Hook Waterfront. Elis Shin, 2012
Red Hook Waterfront. Elis Shin, 2012
Red Hook Waterfront
Waterfront Museum left, Red Hook Waterfront. Elis Shin, 2012
Fairway Building, Red Hook Waterfront. Elis Shin, 2012
Former trolley car, Red Hook Waterfront. Elis Shin, 2012
A hub of Brooklyn's working waterfront, threatened by development
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This area was to have been a site of recreational waterfront access in the early 20th century. People swam, waded, sunned on the rocks; boarded excursion steamers bound up the Hudson or down the Sound; or bathed at a visiting public-bath-house-on-a-barge.