Every couple months or so an awesome new restaurant/bar/shop opens in Red Hook and the world goes crazy for it. A few years back (though still getting plenty of attention today) it was Baked, Lenell’s had its day in the sun before heading to (even more sun I suppose in) Mexico, and now, for the last month or two, it appears that Fort Defiance is all the rage.
Photo from Gothamist
FD is a bar/cafe right on Van Brunt street (“the back” of Red Hook, where most of these chic-y/homey places pop up) that serves tasty-sounding food and interesting, well-received cocktails (required content for every piece on the cafe- they make their own seltzer). It was seeing the bar pop up twice in today’s New York Times “Winter Drinks Issue” alone (!) that inspired this post. If that’s not enough to convince you, check out the bar’s press page– see what I mean?
The bright side of having a business take over my “Red Hook” google alert? Usually means the place has the goods and will be sticking around for a while. Maybe FD will have to be the next post-event meeting spot for DTE staff & volunteers.
Got an email from Jill at the Red Hook Initiative about a brand new LGBT group RHI is organizing in the neighborhood.
Seems like a great resource to add to the community. If you’re interested but can’t make it this Friday, I’m sure they’d be happy to see you next week- get in touch w/ Leon and help build what could really be a wonderful program.
We met Red Hook-based printmaker Sheila Goloborotko just a week or so ago when she came into the DTE studio for a chat. Turns out, Sheila has known DTE Board Member Audrey Anastasi for a long time, and will be having the exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of her studio at Audrey’s gallery, Tabla Rasa. From an email from Sheila:
Each of the 40 portfolios published in the 20th Anniversary Edition, consists of 13 numbered and signed 20” x 16” original prints on Rives BFK 300 gsm, unbound and housed in an archival clamshell presentation box. Letterpress text by Peter Kruty Editions.
All editions were printed by Sheila Goloborotko at Goloborotko’s Studio in 2009, with the exception of the works by Agnes Murray and Susan Fateh. Each of the portfolio prints is embossed with Goloborotko’s Studio editions seal. Twenty of the portfolios are available for purchase.
Thursday, December 10, 2009 (6:00 – 8:30 pm)
@ Tabla Rasa (224 48th Street b/w 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in Brooklyn
Check out today’s New York Times blog post for more info about Sheila & her studio, or RSVP for the event here: Ramona Candy, 718-622-4947 email@example.com.