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Monday, March 3, 2008
Red Hook #2
One thing we never tire of is walking the neighborhoods in our beloved city. There is always something to see and each neighborhood has its own distinct flavor. I remember the year I did the Marathon how much I loved going from neighborhood to neighborhood. From the insulting "Hey, you can't even catch grandma" to the "Yo Mama, fashion statement" to "I gotta get a burger to go with that shake". There were people in every borough who held out water and orange slices, cheering each and every one of us even 6 hours into the race.
Every walk has its special prizes. On this walk, Kurt discovered Dikeman street, named for his family. For me it was the crossing wires with contrails. For the fearless few, you can water taxi across the harbor, be rewarded on the Red Hook side with clear cold sweeping views and hot chocolate at Fairway.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.