Red Hook sign wall decor.
“It’s gotta be Red”, of course. Red, antique finish all wood Park Slope sign, handcrafted in the USA, every wood board is carefully sanded, stained, and painted to emphasize the distinctive character of the wood. Next, it is hand-stenciled using special shading techniques.
“Red Hook has been part of the Town of Brooklyn since it was organized in the 1600s. It is named for the red clay soil and the point of land projecting into the Upper New York Bay. The village was settled by Dutch colonists of New Amsterdam in 1636, and named Roode Hoek. In Dutch “Hoek” means “point” or “corner” and not the English hook (i.e., not something curved or bent). The actual “hoek” of Red Hook was a point on an island that stuck out into Upper New York Bay at today’s Dikeman Street west of Ferris Street. From the 1880s to the present time, people who live in the eastern area of Red Hook have referred to their neighborhood as “The Point”. Today, the area is home to about 11,000 people.”