Map and Photos of Red Hook A mostly industrial community, with some residential properties, Red Hook is the home to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and host to both the Queen Mary 2 and various Carnival Cruise Lines ships. The Red Hook port is the only one in Brooklyn that handles container ships. The film "On the Waterfront" is set in Red Hook (but was filmed in New Jersey). Red Hook is also the location of Brooklyn's IKEA, the Brooklyn Crab restaurant, and some spectacular views of the harbor and Manhattan. Want to see the best view you're going to see of the Statue of Liberty without getting on a boat? Head to the Van Brunt Street fishing pier at the edge of Red Hook...there you can snap a shot like this one.. Visitors' best access to the neighborhood is via water taxi (unless you're trying to get to/from the Cruise Terminal -- in which case a regular yellow taxi is the best bet).
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