March 13, 2007 -
These photographs are part of a long-term project documenting the rapid transformation of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Once a lively industrial waterfront neighborhood, Red Hook has been swept up by a development boom which is parceling off Brooklyn's waterfront. The last vestiges of Red Hook's industrial heritage are currently being torn down, including the Todd Shipyard on Beard Street, which is the site of a new Ikea furniture store. For more photographs from this series, view the Revere Sugar Refinery, the Todd Shipyard and the Red Hook Grain Terminal, and read my award winning 2006 essay about Beard Street, Red Hook.