5 december 2011

111125, Presentation on Red Hook

This presentation summarizes the work done so far on the relatively small neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn, NY. Despite being smaller than most Brooklyn neighborhoods, it can be seen as a very diverse area both socially and spatially. We try to understand the current conditions through an extensive historical analysis and by defining the "traces" that remain in the urban tissue. Then we looked at how (or if) this relates to the division of different social groups in the neighborhood. Lastly, we've discussed a few future strategies that could reinstate Red Hook as a valuable port asset.