Was here last night at Red Hook Bait and Tackle
(cool funky bar but avoid the beer on tap) to see
The Lone Sharks. Public transportation hardly reaches
this neighborhood, which—like so many in Brooklyn—
is up and coming. Fortunately I got a lift from Maria
(in the blue shirt), in her vintage '66 Mustang (!).
And you can catch the free Ikea ferry from lower
Manhattan (but only when the new Ikea store here is open).
BTW, the name Red Hook comes from the original
Dutch name Roode Hoek—red point. Al Capone was from here,
and so is James McBride, who wrote The Color of Water.