Red Hook is a working class, mixed-use neighborhood of residential and manufacturing zones. The majority of residents live in public housing, Red Hook East (shown) and West Houses, which is the oldest housing project.
The City Council adopted a “197-a Plan” for community regeneration on September 11, 1996. Part of the implementation of this plan includes the 2000 reopening of the old “Sullivan Street Hotel” as a public-private affordable housing project.
Launched in 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation's first multi-jurisdictional community court.
The neighborhood hosts the third-highest concentration of waste transfer stations in the City, and residents often complain about bad smells, and illegal truck traffic.