One of our close friends lives in Red Hook and thanks to her we have learned about some great things the neighborhood has to offer. In no particular oder: Alma (which may not technically be in Red Hook), Moonshine, Baked, The Good Fork and Fairway.
Gothamist offers a solid update on the state of Red Hook, which has been positioned as the next area for a big makeover in recent years. The post notes that local businesses which showed promise are now closing.
I also came across an article in the New York Times from Saturday that focuses on the soon to be closed local liquor store LeNell's. And in June, the NYT Real Estate section also featured a couple who had renovated a house in Red Hook that made me very jealous. I guess we'll have to just wait and see.
On a final note, I am very disappointed that Alma took the Shrimp Tacos off the regular dinner menu. I can't be the only one eating those?