Red Hook Apartments For Rent
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Red Hook, in the Northwestern part of modern Brooklyn, is an up-and-coming neighborhood that is quickly becoming popular with renters looking for affordable housing. Many of the homes and apartments for rent in Red Hook are located in brick rowhouses, and this should come as no surprise as this neighborhood was once home to a busy shipyard. The closeness of this neighborhood to the sea made it the busiest freight port in the world during the 19th century, and this made it the center of New York’s lucrative cotton trade. After World War II, with the shift in industrial need and technological advancements, Red Hook saw a rapid decline in its economy. Starting at the end of the 20th-century many artists and creative types began to move in due to the prevalence of low rents in the area. Red Hook has been steadily attracting new tenants, transforming itself from a former industrial and commercial hub to a vibrant residential community.
In terms of real estate and housing, the neighborhood consists of mostly two to four-story rowhouses, as well as single and multi-family apartments. Some of the most desirable rental apartments in Red Hook are pre-war lofts with industrial details like beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. The area is also home to the Red Hook Houses, one of the largest public housing developments in the city. In recent years some luxury rental properties have opened their doors in the neighborhood.
While many renters are drawn to Red Hook due to the affordable rents, one drawback is the transportation situation. There is no subway station in Red Hook, with the nearest stops being a good walk away. That is slowly improving, however, as the Citi Bike program and the new ferry service linking Red Hook to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Wall Street, and Dumbo have helped to change the transportation scene. There’s also been talk of building a subway stop in the neighborhood.