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October, 2015. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Hallelujah! The waters are calm off Red Hook Park; the hurricane is bypassing B'KLYN for sure.  

Hallelujah! The waters are calm off Red Hook Park; the hurricane is bypassing B'KLYN for sure.

Everyone in Red Hook is glad you're heading for the open seas

By Lore Croghan, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

When you live near water, the happiest words in the universe are, “The hurricane is headed for the open seas.”

Weather forecasters said Monday that dreaded Hurricane Joaquin will be waaay out in the northern Atlantic Ocean, and a mere non-tropical low pressure system, by early Wednesday.

No baseball just now at this Red Hook Park ball field. Care for a swim?

Red Hook is one of those places where Joaquin's departure from the Eastern Seaboard really matters. The neighborhood was battered and beaten by beastly Superstorm Sandy three years ago. Another killer 'cane would have been a nightmare.

The Brooklyn Eagle headed to Red Hook during the rainy part of the weekend to see how everybody was doing. Microscopic raindrops whirled in the wind-whipped air, which was really cold.

Nobody minded.

They turned out for an art show in the historic Van Brunt Street warehouses, kicked around a soccer ball in Red Hook Park and knocked back a few beers at Brooklyn Crab.

Without Joaquin to worry about, life was good.

No baseball just now at this Red Hook Park ball field. Care for a swim?

So what if it rains? We're amphibious. Seen on Dikeman Street.
So what if it rains? We're amphibious. Seen on Dikeman Street.
April showers bring May flowers. Did the October rain bring these fine Red Hook posies?
April showers bring May flowers. Did the October rain bring these fine Red Hook posies?
This aquatic creature on Dikeman Street is ready for a swim any old time.
This aquatic creature on Dikeman Street is ready for a swim any old time.
Bright pumpkin display on a gray day.
Bright pumpkin display on a gray day.
Fairway stands on the rocky shoreline.
Fairway stands on the rocky shoreline.
Here's a sight you wouldn't see if Joaquin were lurking nearby — a ship leaving Red Hook's cruise terminal.
Here's a sight you wouldn't see if Joaquin were lurking nearby — a ship leaving Red Hook's cruise terminal.
Baked, a Van Brunt Street coffee shop, is busy.
Baked, a Van Brunt Street coffee shop, is busy.
Rain or shine, these historic warehouses look so fine.
Rain or shine, these historic warehouses look so fine.
Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies had to move because of Superstorm Sandy. Luckily for its fans, the new location is in Red Hook.
Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies had to move because of Superstorm Sandy. Luckily for its fans, the new location is in Red Hook.
At busy Brooklyn Crab, the fish tacos are tasty.
At busy Brooklyn Crab, the fish tacos are tasty.

 

October 6, 2015 - 7:44pm

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