Here are a few things to know about Red Hook:
The Red Hook neighborhood is located in northwest Brooklyn, New York City, New York. It was formerly known as South Brooklyn. As a peninsula rising from the Upper New York Bay, it is bordered on the north by the Gowanus Expressway and the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, on the east by the Gowanus Canal, and on the south by the Upper New York Bay. In the early 20th century, this was a prosperous shipping and port center.
The neighborhood of Red Hook is located within Brooklyn Community District 6 with a primary ZIP code of 11231. New York City Police Department’s 76th Precinct patrols the area. New York City Council District 38 represents Red Hook politically.