Red Hook is a peninsula between Buttermilk Channel, Gowanus Bay, and Gowanus Canal at the southern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Red Hook is in the area known as South Brooklyn, which, contrary to its name, is actually in western Brooklyn. This name is derived from the original City of Brooklyn which ended at Atlantic Street, now Atlantic Avenue.
Red Hook is the only part of New York City that has a fully frontal view of the Statue of Liberty, which was oriented to face France.
This waterfront neighborhood has sweeping views of New York Harbor, great seafood and an industrial aesthetic held over from a previous life. Its cobblestone streets and warehouses are now home to museums, restaurants and homespun shops.