Plate the Slate Journal No. 8

Red Hook Summer

Summer is the perfect season to visit our neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — a cool breeze rolls off the Hudson River, and restaurants, bars, and cafes brim with activity. Last summer Brooklyn photographer Gabriela Herman explored the streets of Red Hook to photograph the neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The resulting photos celebrate the community's resiliency, diversity, and unique character.

The Beard and Robinson Stores predate the Civil War; Brooklyn Crab serves up seafood and cocktails with views overlooking the Hudson River and Upper Bay.

A seafood platter at Brooklyn Crab.

Visitors take in Lower Manhattan and a docked cruise ship; swimming off Valentino Pier.

The Jam Stand is one of many makers producing small batch foods in Red Hook.

A cocktail at Fort Defiance; a lobster roll at Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Several of Red Hook's streets remain cobblestone; The Waterfront Barge Museum.

Gabriela Herman is an editorial and commerical photographer specializing in travel, food, lifestyle and portrait work and is constantly creating personal work for her fine art projects. She divides her time between Brooklyn and Martha’s Vineyard. •