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New York City is a place that is constantly undergoing changes. If you visit certain parts of the city now for the first time in 10 years or so, they would hardly be recognizable. That's because new people are moving into new places, new buildings are going up and new development is occurring with older neighborhoods. It's as if the new, New York is appearing right before our eyes. I enjoy this type of growth and development, as it signifies that the community within that given city is one that is united and moving forward with a common goal. However, I also like to see cities for what they once were, or in other words, at least partially for what made them great in the first place. I always enjoyed the old New York, or at least what it was all about when I was growing up. I wanted to see that again, and when I heard about the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, I wanted to go see it. I wasn't worried about lodging, as I'd let HotelTonight find me a Red Hook Brooklyn hotel room at the end of my day of exploration.

The Landscape

Red Hook is on the water, and this in large part defines what it looks like today. You can enjoy incredible views of the harbor from several points in the community. You can also see what life was like here 50, 75 or even 100 years ago given the large number of warehouses that are present. Many of these warehouses are housing things other than what they were when they were constructed, but they still look almost exactly as they did when they were initially put together. It's a nice little look into the past, as it's beautiful in its own way.

The Architecture

I used to think that New York was home to countless skyscrapers almost since the day it was founded as New Amsterdam hundreds of years ago. Every picture I had ever seen of just about any point in the city included very tall buildings. That's not how things look in Red Hook. You won't find any buildings more than a few stories tall, and while that may not seem like a big deal, it completely changes the look of the place. It seems more like a neighborhood in a smaller city than it does a community enveloped in one of the largest metropolitan areas of the world.

The Dining

Since Red Hook sits near the water, I wanted to see what type of seafood they had for people here. I heard about a place that specializes in lobster rolls, so I decided to give that a try. When you walk in, you see wood everywhere, and it almost feels like you're in New England. When you bite into a lobster roll, you taste succulent, buttery lobster that almost melts in your mouth. It's as if someone brought Maine to Brooklyn.

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I was very tired after a fun day of exploring and after such a rich meal. I was ready to get some sleep. I opened my HotelTonight app and found a Red Hook Brooklyn hotel room in seconds. I made my way to my hotel room, looking forward to a night of rest and relaxation.