Red Hook Hub Weekly

Information, NYCHA

MAP Crime Dashboard: 1/1/20 – 9/6/20

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020


The MAP Stakeholder Dashboard tracks crime complaints in NYCHA developments served by the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). This dashboard tallies the total number of index crime complaints, domestic violence complaints, and shooting incidents reported to have occurred on a development’s grounds between January 1st and the most recent week of a given year. For more information on how to interpret this dashboard, see the Glossary page of the dashboard. Please send any inquiries to Imani Isaac at


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ICE/Immigration Resources

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020


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When: October 6-9, 2020


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Join the Red Hook Community Advisory – CAG

When: September 17-30, 2020


Hello Leaders and Community Advocates, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez's office is putting together a Resident Community Advisory Group for Red Hook. This will be a group of 15 to 25 individuals who will represent Red Hook and Red Hook Houses. Two seats will be appointed by the Resident Council Presidents. If you are interested in participating in this advisory group; please complete the short survey posted below. Community Partners; feel free to share with your members as well. We want a good variety of applicants. Submissions will be accepted up until Friday, September 25th. Contact  Tevina Willis at or Melissa Ortiz at   Red Hook Community Advisory Group: CAG


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Youth Impact: Red Hook – We’re Recruiting!

When: September 10-30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are looking for creative and outspoken young people from Red Hook ages 14-24. WE offer a wide variety of programs ranging from restorative circles, civic engagement, theatre, photography, entrepreneurship, and more. All programs are paid opportunities that emphasize community healing, social justice, giving youth a voice, and bringing about change. For more information, contact or call (929) 277-8554.


Community, Employment, Information

Join AMERICORPS, we’re hiring!

When: Sep 10-Oct 5, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Join the Red Hook Resilience Corp! Applicants must be 18+ yrs old, U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a HS Diploma. Paid service opportunity, starting November 1st. Full-time positions must: - Commit to one year of service, - Complete 1,700 hours total (35hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $13,732, - Basic health coverage, - Reimbursement for childcare, - Educational grant award $6,095. Half-time positions must: - Commit to 9 months of service, - Complete 900 hours total (25hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $5,314., - Educational grant award $3,047.50. Deadline October 5th. For more information, contact Leslie Gonzaga (929) 277-8554 or


, Housing, News

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience: Red Hook Houses Update

When: September 7-20, 2020

Where: NYCHA Red Hook Houses

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 8% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Continued installation of new underground utility lines by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W, 5E o New utility lines will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to provide all Red Hook buildings with heat, hot water, and backup electricity • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 4E o The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall o The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled Upcoming Activities: • Excavation for and instillation of new underground electrical, heating, and plumbing lines between buildings o This work will involve reconfiguring the building exits, however, access to all buildings will remain open and ADA-accessible at all times o Buildings 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 15 through 18 will be the first buildings affected by this work o Residents will be notified in advance via flyers and phone calls once a start date is established o These plans have been shared with property management, resident association presidents, and the FDNY • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pods (small buildings) by building 2E, 4E, and 1W (West Pod) o The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods o The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Full demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) o The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation


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Free prepared meals, from Rethink and RETI Center

When: Fridays at 3:00 pm, from August 21, 2020 until October 30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

Rethink NYC will be providing about 100 free, delicious, prepared meals (choice of meat or vegetarian) from its food truck at about 3 pm on Fridays in front of the Red Hook Library. All are welcome! Courtesy of and with the help of


, Community, Emergency, Environmental, Health, Housing


When: Aug 5, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Zoom meeting register: HTTPS://REDHOOKHOUSES.EVENTBRITE.COM

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING The New York City Housing Authority's Recovery and Resilience Department invites you to a virtual community meeting to learn more about the ongoing Sandy work at Red Hook Houses and address resident concerns and questions. PLEASE RSVP TO RECEIVE THE MEETING ZOOM INFORMATION: HTTPS://REDHOOKHOUSES.EVENTBRITE.COM OR EMAIL: DISASTER.RECOVERY@NYCHA.NYC.GOV In Cooperation with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez City Council Member Carlos Menchaca State Senator Velmanette Montgomery State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz NYCHA’s Recovery & Resilience Department Questions/Problems, 疑 问/家 里 的 问 题, Preguntas/Problemas (212) 306-8532 -


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COVID-19 Testing Site in Red Hook

When: Jul 7 9:00 am-Oct 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center 151 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

COVID Testing Pop-Up Site opening in Redhook starting July 10th with hours of 9a-7p, seven days/week (for aprox 3 months). Apertura del sitio emergente de pruebas COVID en Redhook a partir del 10 de julio con horas de 9 a 7 p, siete días a la semana (durante aproximadamente 3 meses).


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Brooklyn Public Library – Red Hook Branch

When: March 16-31, 2020

Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Red Hook Branch

In line with the City's enhanced response to COVID-19, all Brooklyn Public Library branches are now closed to the public through at least March 31. Learn more about digital services and how we are extending loans and card expirations:


Community, Emergency

Coronavirus Resource: Online Connectivity and Learning

When: Monday, March 16, 2020


Hello Families,  NYC just announced DOE Schools will close this week. Here are resources on how to get connected for families without WIFI, and resources to help with online learning and social connection. We practiced with an online sing-a-long this weekend and kids loved it. Deep care to you all, we’re in this together.    ~ Vanessa PS139 Parent    Help Families get connected to WIFI   Share your internet - If you have internet, you can share your internet with your neighbors who do not have connectivity if your router reaches their apartment/ home. You can simply share your password with them for the time being.    Low cost or Free WIFI   Brooklyn Public Library Hotspots - BPL has now closed through March 31st, but we are checking on resources they may offer.   Internet Essentials from Comcast - If you live in a neighborhood with Comcast, you can access Free Comcast Internet for 60-days for Low-Income Households.    Spectrum Broadband - If you live in a neighborhood with Spectrum, you can get free Spectrum WIFI for 60 days if you are a parent of a K - 12 or college student.    Optimum - You may be eligible for Altice Advantage Internet, a low-cost high-speed internet service to benefit families, seniors and veterans. Altice Advantage Internet is available to new Optimum and Suddenlink internet customers, who have not had internet service within the past 60 days and a member of the household also meets one or more of the following eligibility requirements: Eligible for or participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or New York City resident and attends a New York City public school; or Eligible for or receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or Veteran receiving state or federal public assistance    NYC Mesh - is community supported WIFI available in some Brooklyn neighborhoods (see map).  They are working to support people who don’t currently have an internet connection, you can fill out their join form and they will be in touch.    Red Hook Wifi - If you live in Red Hook you can access Red Hook WIFI, free community wifi from multiple hubs. You can also get community updates on Red Hook Hub.    Social Connectivity & Online Learning - Zoom is an online meeting platform. They have temporarily lifted the restriction on time limits for free accounts so people can use it for online learning - it’s a perfect platform for kids to interact and for virtual classes. You can find instructions for signing up here.  Once you create an account you can create a meeting and invite others to join.  Google Hangout - If you have a gmail account, Google Hangout may be the easiest platform to use. To schedule a hangout, you can go to Google Calendar, schedule a calendar time, and click on “add conferencing” and “Hangouts.” You can then enter email addresses in “guests,” and click “save” and “send.” Your guests will get an emailed invitation. They can click the calendar invite, and click “Join Hangout” to be connected to you at that time.  Mobile users will need to add the “Google Hangout” app to join.   Online Learning Resources   Scholastic Offers free resources, strategies, lessons for remote learning   How can Khan Academy be used for remote learning during school closures?   Khan Academy schedules for school closures   List of Companies offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings    Games is a virtual chess platform, you can play live players, and set up tournaments.    Language Learning DuoLingo  is a free, fun, kid-friendly language learning program and app (can be done on a smart phone)    BPL's Remote Resources Did you know that many of the Library's resources are available online? Here are just some of the things you can do from home:   Check out an eBook Read the newspaper Browse dozens of magazines Listen to BPL's podcast, Borrowed Pick up a new language Learn a new software, business or creative skill   Children and teens might enjoy:   Hearing a story from our singing librarian Learning about career options Discovering different cultures Practicing for the SAT and other tests Learning about social issues like climate change Putting together a submission for our teen writing contest   And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.  


Community, Employment

Brooklyn Public Library Closed

When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 Along with the City's increased efforts to slow the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brooklyn Public Library has decided to close our doors. Beginning Monday, March 16, all our locations will be closed through at least March 31.  While we are closed, we encourage patrons to use our digital resources, many of which are linked at the bottom of this page. It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to combat misinformation. Find reliable and up-to-date information about the outbreak from the following vetted resources: NYC Department of Health: Key information from the City of New York on COVID-19 updates, including preparation and response measures. Center for Disease Control: Updates on the federal response to COVID-19, including travel advisories and national infection numbers. World Health Organization: Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19, including daily situation reports with international infection numbers. BPL's Remote Resources Did you know that many of the Library's resources are available online? Here are just some of the things you can do from home: Check out an eBook Read the newspaper Browse dozens of magazines Listen to BPL's podcast, Borrowed Pick up a new language Learn a new software, business or creative skill Children and teens might enjoy: Hearing a story from our singing librarian Learning about career options Discovering different cultures Practicing for the SAT and other tests Learning about social issues like climate change Putting together a submission for our teen writing contest And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.


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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. 


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Coronavirus Info

When: Monday, March 9, 2020


Text COVID to 692-692 for real-time updates or visit Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia. Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway. Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF, March 8) Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español  


Looking to hire for part time cleaning position

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020

Where: Supersmith 125 Dikeman St

We have a shared workshop on Dikeman St and are looking to hire someone to do weekly cleaning of our communal spaces. This position could easily expand into more of a shop technician or handyman position depending on availability and skill set. If this position interests you please reach out over phone or email any time to schedule an interview. Thank you! 718.855.3439