Hometown Bar-B-Que is one of several strong Red Hook businesses that have emerged following Hurricane Sandy, so have a look around. While out there, be sure to take in the unconventional views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Directions: Find your way to Pier 11 (Wall Street) in Manhattan for the IKEA ferry. At the landing in Red Hook, walk a few blocks west on Beard Street (on sunny days, wear a hat), and take a left on Van Brunt. The ferry route is noted on the map. It's a fast ride to and from Lower Manhattan. Where I come from, Wall Street is far, far away from a Main Street in rural Texas. Weirdly, not here.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from May and June 2014.