Red Hook Initiative We Are the Change Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Red Hook Initiative Announces 8th Annual Taste Of Red Hook With More Restaurants And Wineries Participating Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:39 +0000 BROOKLYN’S PREMIERE FOOD EVENT CELEBRATES BOOMING FOOD SCENE WITH LOCAL, NEIGHBORHOOD CLASSICS SUCH AS DEFONTE’S AND NEW RISING STARS SUCH AS GRINDHAUS UNDER ONE ROOF August 27, 2014, Brooklyn, NY – “Taste of Red Hook” will take place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 6-9pm at Pioneer Works, Center for Art + Innovation (159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn).  More than 40 local restaurants, distilleries, and wineries will offer a wide sampling of their signature dishes and drinks. “Taste of Red Hook” is the annual fundraiser for the Red Hook Initiative (RHI), ...]]> 0 Allies Program Launches Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:20:52 +0000  

Nikhita Venogupal of attended our kick off event for our new Allies program and wrote this great article:

RED HOOK — When Hurricane Sandy battered Red Hook, volunteers traveled from across the country to lend a helping hand in the neighborhood.

And now, a local nonprofit is harnessing that benevolent spirit into a new program.

The Red Hook Initiativelaunched the “Allies Program” this week, a new way for people to volunteer their time and expertise to the organization that primarily works with young people in Red Hook.

The Allies Program ...]]> 0 Remembering Red Hook, Brooklyn Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:55:54 +0000 Thank you to Maria LaRosa and Alison Brotzge from The Weather Channel for putting together this great video about RHI’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

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Learning lab is here! Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:47:33 +0000 Check out the new RHI Learning Lab, courtesy of Time Warner Cable.  Many thanks to TWC for giving our kids the tools they need to succeed!

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Red Hook After Sandy: One Year Later Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:21:09 +0000 Great video by BreakThruRadioTV on the Red Hook community, one year later.

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How To Build A Low-Cost “Wi-Fi Mesh Network” For Emergency Communication Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:39:49 +0000 David Lumb’s piece on the work our amazing Digital Stewards continue to do for our Red Hook community.

When tropical storms hit New York City, internet connectivity is often the first thing to go down. The next time it happens in the low-lying coastal community of Red Hook, Brooklyn, it will be a group of teenagers running something called a Wi-Fi Mesh Network that will come to the rescue–providing a model for a low-cost, community-built solution to the so-called Last Mile gaps that the massive telcos ...]]> 0 Red Hook Houses Tenants Complain About Lack Of Progress 1 Year After Sandy Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:57:06 +0000 Alex Silverman from WCBS 880 reports on the conditions in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Houses, one year later.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex was blacked out for weeks after superstorm Sandy roared ashore.

One year later, residents of the Red Hook Houses say they’re still begging the city for livable homes.

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Red Hook WiFi is a community-led effort to close the digital divide, generate economic opportunity, facilitate access to essential services and improve quality of life in Red Hook, Brooklyn via the deployment of a wireless Internet network.  In partnership with local businesses and residents, Red Hook WiFi is providing access to the Internet and the resources it provides to residents of our neighborhood, where broadband adoption rates are lower than the city average. Additionally, each time a user signs on to ...]]> 0 Taste of Red Hook Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:19:12 +0000 Thank you Sarah Zorn and for highlighting our upcoming event…one week and counting!!

To look at the remarkable way Red Hook has rebounded in just one year after Hurricane Sandy, you might think there’s not much left to do. But the truth is, as the national spotlight on the storm-ravaged community dies down, help is needed now more than ever before.

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