Do & Drink: Red Hook, BrooklynCheck out stunning harbour views, unique shops and a destination bar
Once you’ve arrived in Red Hook (by bus or ferry, or on foot), walk along Van Brunt Street, which has a couple of shops that are well worth the trek: men’s vintage trove Wooden Sleepers and Erie Basin for antique jewellery. Hours can be unpredictable, but both are generally open the latter part of the week and weekends. Head up Van Dyke Street to Louis Valentino, Jr Park and Pier and take in the panoramic view of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Stop by Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie factory for a mini pie (though be warned, it keeps erratic hours). There are some great restaurants in the area, such as Brooklyn Crab, which has a no-frills seafood-shack vibe and a deck overlooking the water, but the real gem is Sunny’s Bar, a seemingly untouched 19th-century saloon with a lively music programme.
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