4/12/2009

Sunday in Red Hook

There is something so majestic about the sky and the old warehouses in Red Hook. Must of been so different when it was a bustling port with thousands of men reporting to work everyday...Some more reminders of old New York, old street cars stored behind the Fairway of all places.Doors wide open and miraculously unvandalized! Is it because Lady Liberty is watching?

4 comments:

the eternal worrier said...

What a great looking building. Love the middle shot. Are those buses or trams?

Lisanne McT said...

Thanks! I guess you would call them trams. They are street cars that used to run on a track. There was a guy who was trying to get them to run again and I guess it was unsuccessful.

David Metrocardowitz said...

In the early 80s, a guy named Bob Diamond hoped to revive trolley lines between Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook. That plan went nowhere, until about 7 years ago or so, when Bob Diamond, who had worked with Melnick on the trolley plan, bought a few street cars in Red Hook and came very close to bringing these artifacts back to life. Sadly, the plan couldn't get the necessary funding and so plan has been moribund. But it seems that every few years, some dreamer tries again, so who knows? Maybe one day....

Lisanne McT said...

With the lack of transportation options to Red Hook, it would be amazing if anyone got these babies back on track! Thanks for the info Mr. Metrocardowitz!