Red Hook Hub Weekly

, Community, Environmental, NYCHA

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience Red Hook Houses Update

When: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Where: NYCHA Red Hook Houses

The New York City Housing Authority is building back safer, stronger and smarter by improving structural resiliency and infrastructure protection at Red Hook Houses. NYCHA's Recovery and Resilience Department (R&R) is pushing design boundaries in building reinforcements, storm surge protection, and infrastructure upgrades. To learn more about the R&R program visit To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please e-mail Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 24% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Testing of foundation piles for the new East Plant (formerly 590 Clinton Street) o The piles will form the foundation of the new East Plant o Tests are performed on site to confirm the piles are capable of holding the load of the structure as designed o The East Plant will hold standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood level to provide full backup power and heat to NYCHA Red Hook buildings • Excavation for and instillation of new underground electrical, heating, and plumbing lines across the site, including Center Mall between buildings 13E (39 Centre Mall) and 15W (40 Centre Mall) o The new electrical, heating, and plumbing lines will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility buildings to service all of NYCHA Red Hook • Wet and dry floodproofing of building basements to limit damage during a flood event Upcoming Activities: • The contractor, Adam’s European, will begin working double shifts at the East Plant, only, for the next two weeks from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and 3:00pm to 10:30 o Although this work is not expected to affect residents robocalls to neighboring buildings are underway • Permanent closure of building 19 (426 Columbia) windows next to the new utility pod o The closures are necessary to construct the utility pods, which will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event o All residents have been notified via in-person meetings, phone calls, and/or flyers


, Food, Health, NYCHA

Red Hook Farm Stand Fridays & Saturdays

When: Jun 25 10:00 am-Nov 19, 2021 2:00 pm

Where: 30 Wolcott Street (Across from the Library)

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Art/Music, Community

Emotional Embodied Resilience

When: May 18, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Zoom -

In this workshop, we will collectively explore the emotional resilience of the body towards platforms that surveil, manipulate and automate the human experience. Register via using the password "redhook"


, Emergency, Health, Information, News

Coronavirus Information and Resources

When: Apr 27-Jun 30, 2020


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April 2020: Coronavirus Update Here (download) NYC SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HERE. Click here to view a video by RHI's Youth Leaders on Coronavirus. 


, Business, Community, Information

Important phone numbers for the Red Hook Community Justice Center

When: Monday, March 16, 2020


Staff is still here to support you and is fielding calls and emails. Please reach out with questions using the contact information below: DEFENSE ATTORNEYS Legal Aid Society (718) 237-2000 Brooklyn Defender Services (917) 426-5616 OTHER AGENCIES Clerk's Office (718) 923-8270 District Attorney's Office (718) 250-2001 or (718) 250-4782 PROGRAM STAFF Community Service/Social Services (347) 813-0318 or (917) 860-7494 GED (Pathways to Graduation) 718-208-7324 Housing Resource Center (347) 216-5738 or email / Neighborhood Safety Initiatives/MAP (917) 971-6355 Peacemaking (917) 319-0121 Red Hook CARES (victim services) 646-573-4665 Youth Programs/AmeriCorps (929) 277-8554


, Emergency, Health, Information, News

Coronavirus Information and Resources

When: Apr 27-May 31, 2020


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April 2020: Coronavirus Update Here (download) NYC SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HERE. Click here to view a video by RHI's Youth Leaders on Coronavirus. 


, , Food, Information

Apply for Foodstamps ONLINE!

When: Friday, July 12, 2019


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as "food stamps") provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, the elderly and the disabled. The program helps families and individuals supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods. How to Apply You can apply online on ACCESS HRA. Read the user guide for ACCESS HRA. You can call our Infoline at 718-557-1399 to have an application mailed to you You can pick up an application at one of our SNAP centers You can print out an application and drop off at a SNAP center:SNAP Benefits Application (LDSS-4826): English Español


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, Business, Catering, Community, Employment, Food

Job Listing

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Where: 347 Van Brunt St Brooklyn NY 11231 (Red Hook)

Join Our Team!!! Seeking FOH professionals for beloved Fort Defiance General Store On March 29, 2020 Fort Defiance transitioned from a restaurant, with a well-deserved national reputation for being one of the best of its kind, to a general store meeting the needs of the community during the course of the pandemic. We’ve relocated one block up to 347 Van Brunt Street ready to serve our community as a general store, quick service restaurant, and bakery! We’re looking for capable customer service professionals to join our progressive team. We offer a positive holistic management style that attracts great people and keeps them for longer than is typical in this industry. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your resume, cover letter, and availability to telling us why you’d like to work with us. *Preference given to folks who live close by* Please be aware of what your commute to Red Hook would be like before applying! *Full and part time positions available* Hiring FOH multifaceted Grocer/Server Previous employment in a customer service setting preferred Previous stocking experience in a retail setting +++ Barista experience +++ Looking for teams members with the ability to: Provide exceptional customer service and fulfill customer requests Have a positive attitude and ability to work both independently as well as with a team Demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills Exhibit excellent attention to detail and organizational skills Learn about our specialty products/menu items and educate our guests Preform other reasonably assigned duties as per business need


, , Community, Employment

Cesar Zuniga for City Council looking for Paid Canvassers

When: June 8-22, 2021

Where: Brooklyn, NY

Cesar Zuniga is running for City Council in District 38 and is looking for paid canvassers to talk, educate and persuade voters about his candidacy. The election is June 22nd, and we are looking to bring people on ASAP! This is a paid opportunity, with a rate of $20/hr. Canvassers will go through training before starting the program. Political canvass experience is great to put on a resume and helps build upon communication skills, and creates a foundation for potential future involvement in politics, organizing, or fundraising. Responsibilities - Effectively articulate issues and campaign positions to voters. - Communicate and educate voters about Ranked Choice Voting implementation this year. - Engage in door to door conversations in District 38. - Regularaly and accurately recording and syncing data from responses. - Follow COVID Social distancing guidelines-safety protocols Qualities Required - Must be at least 16 years old - Comfortable engaging with community members and friends in conversation - Strong communication skills - Ability to speak Spanish or Chinese is preferred but not required To Apply: Email with the Subject Line “Paid Canvasser Application”