The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In NYC | Gothamist

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In NYC | Gothamist

This place is the low-key Disneyland of Greater New York. Wander far enough down Van Brunt Street in Red Hook and take a right on Reed, and the Brooklyn Crab will appear to you just as the desert oases did in the Bible, or like that cactus mirage in Fievel Goes West

Brooklyn Crab Review | Fodor's Travel

Brooklyn Crab Review | Fodor's Travel

FODOR’S REVIEW Hanging out at this sprawling year-round crab shack can feel like you’re a world away from New York City. The food hits all the high points–-from peel-and-eat shrimp to seasonal crab specials, po’boys, lobster rolls, and oysters, and it all tastes especially good on one of the several open-air decks overlooking the New […]

Hasta la vista, Joaquin! | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hasta la vista, Joaquin! | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

October, 2015. Lore Croghan for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Hallelujah! The waters are calm off Red Hook Park; the hurricane is bypassing B’KLYN for sure.  Eagle photos by Lore Croghan Everyone in Red Hook is glad you’re heading for the open seas By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle When you live near water, the happiest […]

Red Hook Initiative Set for 9th Annual Taste of Red Hook | FSR magazine

Red Hook Initiative Set for 9th Annual Taste of Red Hook | FSR magazine

September, 2015. Industry Headlines. Taste of Red Hook is the annual fundraiser for the Red Hook Initiative (RHI), a community-based nonprofit that confronts poverty in Red Hook, Brooklyn, through a model focused on youth development, community building, and local hiring. The event now has its home at Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover Street. Over 50 restaurants, distilleries, […]

Brooklyn Crab – Brooklyn’s home for fun and seafood | Exploring NY

Brooklyn Crab – Brooklyn’s home for fun and seafood | Exploring NY

September, 2015. ExploringUSA for Exploring NY. The area of Red Hook in Brooklyn is not a place that’s known by many of those who aren’t from the city and for many that do, it is mostly known as the place that has an Ikea.  Over the past few years this perception has started to change as […]

Where to eat in Red Hook before summer is over | am New York

amny logoAugust, 2015. Ariel Kanter for am New York. Labor Day is coming up. Do you have plans yet? If you've depleted your bank account from summering in the Hamptons or can't imagine another LIRR trip, spend some time in Red Hook. The food is excellent, the neighborhood is as casual and cool as it gets and you can get away without very much effort at all.

Even though it specializes in desserts, I can't help but start my trips to Red Hook at Baked (359 Van Brunt St., 718-222-0345). There's always something new to try there, whether you prefer a classic brownie, a blueberry lemon loaf or a red velvet cupcake. Another sweet stop is Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies (185 Van Dyke St., 718-858-5333). Its pies are available full-sized or in individual 4-inch tarts -- the latter perfect for grabbing and going while you explore the neighborhood.

For some grub, a classic stop is Brooklyn Crab (24 Reed St., 718-643-2722). Especially now that the weather is a bit less oppressive, you can post up at the tri-level space for a few hours. If there's a wait for a table, play some games. Then head to the bar for a refreshing drink, like the Crab Cooler. Once you're seated, dig in to my personal favorite, the popcorn shrimp, and then a blue crab roll on the butteriest split-top bun. If you have a crew, definitely get a steampot or two.

Time really is of the essence for Chiang Mai (293 Van Brunt St., 646-858-5185), a new pop-up in the home/made space helmed by Kao Soy alum Kanlaya Supachana. Find a variety of Northern Thai delicacies, mostly in the form of small plates, such as grilled prawns in a garlic lime sauce and jin som mok -- grilled and fermented ground pork with pig's ear, garlic and chili in banana leaves. The pop-up last six months, so get your act together and hop on the B61.

Ariel Kanter is an editor at Gilt City.

Source: Where to eat in Red Hook before summer is over | am New York

Red Hook Redux: Brooklyn Crab – NYC | House of Hao's

Red Hook Redux: Brooklyn Crab – NYC | House of Hao's

July, 2015. House of Hao’s. Brooklyn Crab is a seafood shack with a distinctly neighborhood feel, and fewer noticeably commercial tchotchkes on the walls than you’d otherwise expect, given the sometimes-on-weekend profusion of bros & the women who love them.  Depending on your seat, you’ll have a view of Brooklyn, the Red Hook Fairway building, […]

Beachfront Dining on the East River - Brooklyn Crab | New York Notes

Beachfront Dining on the East River - Brooklyn Crab | New York Notes

June, 2015. Rikke Lunau Storm. Summer has finally hit the city and the warm tropical nights are back. I love the ambience of the city when people are sitting outside in the sidewalk restaurants and the whole city is waking up from its winter hibernation. This Saturday, the weather called for an outside dinner. At […]

Tenant Profile: Brooklyn Crab | Red Hook Waterfront Brooklyn NYC

Tenant Profile: Brooklyn Crab | Red Hook Waterfront Brooklyn NYC

May, 2015. Redhook Waterfront.     Red Hook is known for its warehouses, but the spacious waterfront can make it seem a world away from the rest of Brooklyn. It’s also the ideal spot to indulge in some seafood and relaxation.     In June of 2012, the owners of Brooklyn Mexican restaurant Alma, itself […]

The Brooklyn ’hood you haven’t explored yet (and really should) | The Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

New York may be one of the most visited cities on the planet, but it is also one of the least explored – at least by tourists. Outsiders tend to concentrate themselves into a few quadrants, barely venturing across the water to see Williamsburg before scrambling back to the safety of midtown Manhattan.

I was guilty of similar behaviour until I lived and studied in the city a few years ago. Brooklyn, unsurprisingly, I found to be New York’s most dynamic borough. And while I toured it thoroughly, I never ventured as far as the sleepy bayside neighbourhood of Red Hook – tucked into a hard-to-reach enclave, just far enough away to dissuade most travellers from checking it out. It was not until I returned after several years away that I found the neighbourhood the same way most New Yorkers discover it: on a trip to Ikea. When local friends suggested we spend a Saturday eating Swedish meatballs and looking at furniture, I hesitated, figuring that we’d be heading to suburban New Jersey. But I agreed when I heard that Ikea was actually in Red Hook, which I suggested we explore before hunting for new linens. The name rang a bell, and conjured up images of Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront.

We trekked to the downtown ferry near the South Street Seaport and waited in line with hordes of Ikea shoppers, already armed with blue and yellow tarp bags.

The Red Hook neighbourhood is a scenic 20-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan. (Michael Falco for The Globe and Mail)

The ferry ride (free on weekends) takes roughly 20 minutes and offers pleasant views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Knowing little about where I was headed, I decided to do some research on my phone during the crossing. Although the neighbourhood is now quite isolated, it played a central role in the city’s history over the past four centuries. Settled by the Dutch in the mid-17th century, the region was initially called “Roode Hoek” due to its red trees and pointed shape, which juts out into New York Bay. A battleground in the American Revolutionary War, the area eventually turned into a major shipyard that employed about 7,000 people by the 1940s. Irish and Italian dockworkers gave the neighbourhood a tough reputation in the 20th century, with even Al Capone apparently having had his face slashed there (earning him the nickname “Scarface”). Container shipping eventually made Red Hook’s docks obsolete and the area crumbled. The Gowanus Expressway cut it off from the rest of Brooklyn both geographically and undoubtedly economically as well. Between 1960 and 1980 the neighbourhood went from 18,000 to 10,000 residents.

Two events have marked the more recent history of the neighbourhood: the controversial opening of Ikea in 2008 (it replaced a historic working dry dock) and Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the streets, cut power and caused many businesses to shut their doors for months and some forever.

Widow Jane Distillery. (Alexander Besant)

As the ferry neared the dock, I began to lower my expectations. Red Hook, I figured, would be a sightseeing tour of urban decay. I could not have been more wrong. While Ikea and the (impressive) grocery store Fairway might be the first sights one sees upon arrival, just a few streets back Red Hook becomes a village from another era. The neighbourhood is a mishmash of red brick buildings, two-storey clapboard houses and warehouses that either sit empty or have been converted into various artistic endeavours.

Our first stop was the Widow Jane Distillery and its adjoining Cacao Prieto, housed in a beautiful old factory. The combination boutique distillery and chocolate factory is a gourmand’s dream. We quickly got down to tasting (samples are just a few dollars) and eventually to buying. The next stop was Lobster Pound, a beloved business where I had a sweet and tender Maine lobster roll on a hot-dog bun. The place is basic, but the friendly service and wonderful flavours had me immediately following its popular Manhattan food truck on Twitter in case I wanted a repeat before leaving town.

A friendly neighborhood bakery that serves excellent sweets and has its own cookbook. (Michael Falco for The Globe and Mail)

For dessert, we popped into Baked, a coffee shop/bakery with sumptuous treats including sweet-and-salty brownies and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Boozed and fed, we wandered up and down Van Brunt Street, Red Hook’s main thoroughfare, exploring the neighborhood’s oddly upmarket shops, which do not quite suit the dockyard backdrop. One standout was Foxy & Winston, a cute textile and print shop that doubles as the art studio for designer Jane Buck. I also liked Wooden Sleepers, a men’s wear shop that specializes in vintage Americana jackets and outerwear. It’s not cheap, but buying one-of-a-kind items never is.

“Red Hook has become a quaint waterfront village over the past few years,” my friend and local Ben Preston said later, as we discussed the sharp contrast of chic boutiques and shuttered factories. “… Right now, it’s a nice blend of dockworker dumpy and urban maritime chic, with all different kinds of people mixing together in a unique small-town nook.”

As my group walked back to the ferry, the sun was setting and the sky was lit up bright red; the Statue of Liberty glowed a burning orange pink. Couples lingered, taking in the view, and children ran down the piers chasing a soccer ball – a rare moment of serenity in the urban jungle. We never did make it to Ikea, but none of us minded much.

Sunny's has reopened after repairing massive damage from Hurricane Sandy. (Alexander Besant)

A few more nighttime visits to Red Hook would cement my love for it. Places such as Sunny’s and Bait and Tackle stand out as some of the last “authentic” New York dive bars. Botanica, with its sorrel-laced concoctions and simple but elegant decor, became one of my favourite cocktail bars. And I realized that Brooklyn Crab – home to a party atmosphere, buckets of beer and crustaceans, a huge roof deck and a minigolf course – is truly something special in one of the world’s densest cities.

Gentrification has arrived in Red Hook – but it has moved at a slower pace than other parts of this metropolis. In a city with few affordable places left to live, rents will surely increase, driving locals farther afield, as was the case in Williamsburg and Park Slope. No wonder residents have adopted a motto, spotted frequently on bumper stickers: “Welcome to Red Hook. Now Git!”


There are two ways to get to Red Hook without a car. The first is to take a ferry from lower Manhattan at Pier 11, which is $10 on weekdays and free on weekends. The more circuitous route is by public transit on the F train to the Carroll Street stop. From there it’s about a 20-minute walk or five-minute taxi trip.

Where to eat and drink

Baked: A friendly neighborhood bakery that serves excellent sweets and has its own cookbook. 359 Van Brunt St.

Bait and Tackle: A fishing tackle shop turned neighborhood pub, this place is a hidden New York classic.320 Van Brunt St.

Botanica: A simple and elegant cocktail bar that serves creative drinks with unusual ingredients. 220 Conover St.

Brooklyn Crab: A three-storey stilt building with big crowds, lots of tender crab and an 18-hole minigolf course.24 Reed St.

Fairway Market: A massive supermarket with an inviting atmosphere, great coffee and a lovely patio overlooking the water in summer. 500 Van Brunt St.

Lobster Pound: A simple and delicious spot for lobster rolls two ways: the warm Connecticut version or the cold New England one. Closed until spring 2015 for renovations. 284 Van Brunt St.

Sunny’s: The neighbourhood’s most well-known bar, once popular with longshoremen, has reopened after repairing massive damage from Hurricane Sandy. 253 Conover St.

Where to shop

Botta di Vino: Purveyor of Italian wine displayed by region as well as other paraphernalia for enjoying a bottle. 357 Van Brunt St.

Erie Basin: Expertly curated vintage and antique jewellery and other objects. 388 Van Brunt St.

Wooden Sleepers: Vintage men’s wear shop specializing in leather jackets and other outerwear. 416 Van Brunt St.

Foxy & Winston: A textile and paper shop with stationery, clothing and tablecloths designed in-house. 392 Van Brunt St.

Widow Jane Distillery/Cacao Prieto: A gourmand’s paradise specializing in housemade whiskey and chocolates. 214 Conover St.

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Source: The Brooklyn ’hood you haven’t explored yet (and really should) - The Globe and Mail

Slurpy slimy fun: Brooklyn's $1 oyster happy hours | Brokelyn

brokelyn_logo September, 2014. Margaret Bortner for Brokelyn.

Upset because you didn’t make it to the beach? That’s your own fault and nothing we  can do about it. However, while summer is drawing to a close, Brooklyn keeps it real by providing a taste of the sea with multiple $1 oyster specials. Here’s the scoop on where to go if you want to pinch pennies and still have a sexy* good time eating everyone’s favorite summer aphrodisiac.

Bedford Hall 1177 Bedford Ave. (between Putnam and Jefferson), Bed-Stuy Weekdays, 3pm – 8pm; weekends, 4pm – 8pm Type of oyster: Selection varies; currently Blue Point

Looking for somewhere to catch dollar oysters, $4 Jameson shots during happy hour (Monday – Friday, 3pm – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 4pm – 8pm), jazz brunch, and the occasional burlesque show?  Look no further than Bedford Hall!

Littleneck 288 Third Avenue (between President and Carroll), Gowanus Monday-Friday,  5pm – 7pm Type of oyster: Shucker’s choice

A slice of New England in the heart of Gowanus, Littleneck also has a full raw bar, $3 Naragansett, and offers off-site catering. Have them do your next event, or lobster roll your way over there for in-house service.


Brooklyn Crab 24 Reed Street (between Conover Street and Van Brunt Street), Red Hook Monday and Tuesday, all day Type of oyster: Oyster of the Day; almost always Barcat

Come for the oysters, stay for the mini golf!  While the garden of Brooklyn Crab is no longer a miniature golf mecca, it still has eight holes to putt through before/during/after digging into those oysters.  Eat and drink in the newly christened “Reed Park” backyard, play some cornhole, and enjoy ridiculously cheap, crisp and cold Naragansett Lager on tap ($3 all day Monday & Tuesday). Welcome to seafood paradise.  

Cadaques 188 Grand Street (between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue), Williamsburg Daily, 5pm – 7:30pm Type of oyster: Blue Point and other various catches

Cadaques’ deal is part of their daily happy hour that also features $4 beer and $2 off glasses of wine.  They also feature an all-you-can-eat mussels deal on Mondays, $16 all night long.  Tuesdays are Ladies’ Nights, with half price bubbly all night to go with those delicious oysters (if you’re a lady).

The Castello Plan 1213 Cortelyou Road (between Westminster Road and Argyle Road), Ditmas Park Saturday, 4pm – 8pm Type of oyster: Various; usually East Coast

In addition to The Castello Plan’s $1 oyster deal, they also boast $10 all-you-can-eat mussels on Mondays 6pm -11pm.


Lobster Joint 1073 Manhattan Avenue (between Dupont Street and Eagle Street), Greenpoint Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Type of oyster: Various; usually East Coast

$1 oysters are not the only deal served up during Lobster Joint’s happy hour.  You can also score $4 sliders (lobster, crab cake, or fried oyster), deals on draughts and cocktails, including $16 beer pitchers and $24 cocktail pitchers.

Mayfield 688 Franklin Avenue (between Prospect Pl. and Park Pl. ), Crown Heights Daily, 5pm. – 6:30pm and during lunch service (11am – 3pm) Type of oyster: Selection varies

Whether drinking a brewski and watching the game at the bar, or having a classy four course meal in the dining room, make sure oysters are involved. Looking for something to pair it with? House wine is $6 during happy hour, well drinks are $5 and draft beer is $4. 

Miller’s Tavern 2 Hope Street (between Roebling Street and Havemeyer Street), Williamsburg Daily, 5pm – 7pm Type of oyster: Selection varies; currently Montauk Pearls

Pair your oysters with Miller’s Tavern’s selection of artisanal cheeses and a glass of wine. They also serve something called “coffee can bread.” Yes, please!

Mominette 221 Knickerbocker Avenue (between Troutman Street and Starr Street), Bushwick Monday – Friday, 4pm. – 7 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 5pm – 7pm Type of oyster: Selection varies

Enjoy the oyster special in the backyard garden of this Bushwick bistro, and then find a way to stick around for their late night $6 selected cocktails and $5 beer + shot happy hour, from midnight to 1am.


Catfish 1433 Bedford Avenue (between Prospect Pl. and Park Pl.), Crown Heights Daily, 4:30pm – 7:30pm Type of oyster: Malbecs, Blue Points, but the selection can vary

You’re already getting the oysters cheap at this New Orleans-inspired restaurant/bar, so we say put the savings towards their Vooodoo-style bloody mary which comes with shrimp and crab meat. It’s usually $12, but $2 is knocked off every drink at happy hour, so it’ll run you $10 instead. Time a seafood party!

Desnuda 221 South 1st Street (between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street), Williamsburg Sunday and Monday, all day; Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 8pm Type of oysters: Barcats from Virginia, Cup Cakes from Long Island

Feelin’ fancy? Well, you are in Williamsburg, but if you’re there at the right time you can take advantage of Desnuda’s oysters from the mysterious lands of Virginia. Keep in mind that there’s a one-drink minimum but you were gonna get a drink though anyway, right?

OTB 141 Broadway (between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue), Williamsburg Daily, midnight – 2am Type of oysters: Varies, usually from the East Coast

OK, so this special doesn’t go down until late at night. On the other hand, if you’re on a date in Williamsburg and it’s that late at night, what could be better for the aforementioned sexy times than $1 oysters slurped down before the two of you grossly make out on the subway ride home?

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn 256 5th Avenue (between Carroll Street and Garfield Pl.), Park Slope Tuesday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Type of oysters: Long Island Blue Points, Prince Edward Island Malpeques

This Manhattan import fortunately leaves the Manhattan prices back where they belong (Manhattan). Beyond the $1 oysters and $5 drafts or house red or white, you can choose appetizers like dry-rubbed ribs, fish tacos and mussels during their “7 for 7″ deal.

Docklands 789 Franklin Avenue (between St. Johns Pl. and Lincoln Pl.), Crown Heights Monday and Tuesday, all day; Wednesday – Friday, 5pm – 7pm Type of oysters: Blue Point

Getting over a case of the Mondays or the Tuesdays with all-night $1 oysters seems like as good a way as any to do it, especially when combined with happy hour beer or wine priced at $3 or $7.

Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Avenue (between Grand Street and South 1st Street), Williamsburg Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Type of oyster: Large variety of  East Coast and West Coast

Maison Premiere also has an extensive menu of non-$1 oysters, as well as the largest collection of premium absnithes in New York City.  Follow the green fairy to oyster nirvana.

*Sexy time not guaranteed.

Follow Margaret for a lot of shucking fun at @askmemargaret

Celebrate the End of Summer at Brooklyn Crab, Hay Rosie and Crabby Shack | Tasting Table NYC

Tasting Table September, 2014. Dave Katz for Tasting Table.

Yeah, yeah yeah: Summer's over. But it's still (mostly) nice out there. And we're not quite ready to say goodbye.

So in the spirit of keeping the vacation vibe alive, we're making the rounds of a few spots that feel like a little bit of the beach in the city.

First up, the aptly named Crabby Shack in Crown Heights. Look for the big blue and white facade on Franklin Avenue. Friends and owners Gwen Woods and Fifi Bell are new to the food industry and are on a mission to get people to love and respect the lowly crab the way they do the lobster. And the crab roll ($12) is a pretty good argument: potato roll, lots of garlic butter and Alaskan snow crab steamed and topped with fresh cilantro.

Says Woods, "We want to be doing something different."

The duo seems to have managed exactly that from humble beginnings, funding the project through Kickstarter with the slogan "If you love crab, you will help us" as their battle cry. Also different: Ambitious guests can crack their own Alaskan snow crab ($17) ready for some Old Bay on the distressed wooden tables if they want to get their hands dirty. See? It's like summer never ended.

Another part of Brooklyn, another seafood shack: Red Hook's Brooklyn Crab is the kind of shack that's built over three levels with a ground-floor games area (mini golf! bean bag toss!) flanked by a large bar ideal for day-drinking. They've got a gooey mac and cheese ($5) to soak up the booze and round out the seafood on the menu. But keep in mind: This isn't a fine-dining establishment. You're here for the buckets of beers and views over the Hudson River for miles.

Speaking of brews with a side of views, Greenpoint's Northern Territory has a camp-cabin feel to it from the minute you walk inside, with its woodsy interior and Mason jar water glasses. The bar may be a bit of a trek, but it's well worth it for its healthy selection of beer and cocktails and its gorgeous, sprawling roof deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline. After bounding up a long set of stairs (keep the return trip in mind as you sip), the outdoor wooden booths turn out to be a beautiful place to watch the sun set.

For dessert, because nothing tastes sweeter in warm weather, we're thinking ice cream. Specifically, the creative concoctions coming out of Stef Ferrari's little tasting room Hay Rosie in Carroll Gardens. The rotating selection might include summer-feeling new classics such as Key Lime Pie, Bananas Ferrari (a salty take on Bananas Foster) or the incredibly rich chocolate malt with honeyed peanut butter. If you close your eyes on the red adirondack chairs in front, you might even forget it's September.

Source: Celebrate the End of Summer at Brooklyn Crab, Hay Rosie and Crabby Shack | Tasting Table NYC

The Deliciousness Of Brooklyn Crab In New York City's Red Hook

The Deliciousness Of Brooklyn Crab In New York City's Red Hook

July, 2013. Beth J. Harpaz for Huffington Post, New York (AP). In the last 40 years, Brooklyn has evolved from a joke to the ‘hood to a brand. Today, neighborhoods all over the borough are flourishing. The working-class industrial neighborhood of Red Hook has been part of that transformation, with shopping, restaurants and waterfront parks drawing […]

Dining Deal: Brooklyn Crab

Dining Deal: Brooklyn Crab

February, 2013. CBS New York’s Tony Tantillo reports from Red Hook, Brooklyn. Source: CBS New York

Brooklyn Crab Hosts Mini-Golf Tournament For Sandy Fundraiser - Red Hook | New York

DNAInfo January, 2013. Alan Neuhauser for DNAInfo.

RED HOOK — Tee one up to support Brooklyn businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook is hosting a mini-golf tournamentSaturday afternoon, with all entry fees going toward Restore Red Hook, which is providing funds to neighborhood brick-and-mortar businesses still recovering from the storm.

"Red Hook's a small neighborhood, and we're just trying to do whatever we can to support the community and support the neighborhood and all the local businesses," Brooklyn Crab general manager James Ferrarone said. "We're trying to bring people down to the neighborhood and show them that the neighborhood's recovering."

The tournament, open to all ages, starts at noon at the restaurant's own mini-golf course, located at 24 Reed St. Entry costs $10 for teams of two, which includes one free beer each, a giveaway gift and a shot at the winner's purse: a $50 gift certificate for Brooklyn Crab. A donation box will also be on hand for people wishing to give more to Restore Red Hook.

The tournament marks Brooklyn Crab's second fundraiser for Restore Red Hook, which was founded by a group of neighborhood business owners in the days after the storm struck Oct. 29. The restaurant went two weeks without power, but the weekend it opened, the business donated 5 percent of all its sales to Restore Red Hook.

"We're just trying to help out," Ferrarone said. "It's a really good charity. Donations go straight to people who need it."

To learn more about Brooklyn Crab and the mini-golf tournament, visit the restaurant's Facebook page. For more information about Restore Red Hook and ways to help, check out the organization's website.

Red Hook’s crab shack’s beach-y looks saved it from Sandy | The Brooklyn Paper

Red Hook’s crab shack’s beach-y looks saved it from Sandy | The Brooklyn Paper

December, 2012. Natalie Musumeci for The Brooklyn Paper. Brooklyn Crab gets great reviews for hurricane survival. Red Hook’s rustic, six-month-old seafood shack weathered Hurricane Sandy with no serious damage thanks to a beach-y design that gives the eatery the looks — and the durability — of the crab houses around the Chesapeake Bay. Structural engineer […]

Tables for Two - Brooklyn Crab | The New Yorker

Tables for Two - Brooklyn Crab | The New Yorker

August, 2012. Shauna Lyon for The New Yorker. The haters came on early and strong for this venturesome tri-level seafood shack in Red Hook. Almost immediately upon Brooklyn Crab’s opening, in June, Yelp reviews collectively deemed it one of the worst restaurants in Brooklyn, mostly owing to poor service, high prices, and epic waits. It […]

Brooklyn Crab | Cititour Guide to NYC Events, Restaurants, Music and Nightlife

Brooklyn Crab | Cititour Guide to NYC Events, Restaurants, Music and Nightlife

August, 2012. Thomas Rafael for CitiTour. Despite some initial negative press, Brooklyn Crab continues to press on. It might just be the crowds lined up down the block, or the million dollar view of the Hudson from its sun deck on the second floor. Or, maybe it’s the seafood steam pots overflowing with lobster, blue […]