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Widow Jane & Cacao Prieto

This website is only slightly defunct, I swear.

A few weekends ago some friends and I spent the day in beautiful Red Hook – a South Brooklyn neighborhood that, for many, was a bit off the map til Hurricane Sandy made it famous by devastating it (or unless you needed to get a Flunktrång at IKEA). Since then, the neighborhood has immensely recovered, thanks in large part to dedicated residents, hardworking neighbors and volunteers, and of course the never-give-up attitude of many small businesses. Despite the neighborhood’s vulnerability to severe weather due to its proximity to the Hudson River on one side and Gowanus Canal on the other, and it’s relative remoteness due to poor subway access, it’s become a haven for independent operations seeking more space, and perhaps solitude as well.

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