Must-See Red Hook
by Michael Hsu, 07/16/2013
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Dog Day Cyclery
115 Van Brunt St., 347-799-2739
With many of its streets extending out toward the East River—and the relative dearth of public transportation—Red Hook is a neighborhood best explored by bike. The City’s bike-share program, Citi Bike, doesn’t have a station in the neighborhood, but Dog Day Cyclery offers a full-day bike rental if you return the bike by closing time (6pm); the charge is $60 if you want to keep the bike overnight, lock included. The shop, a 15-minute walk from the Carroll stop on the F and G subway line, is also a great place to get a flat tire fixed. Or stop by if you’re in the market for a stock or custom-built bike. The shop is known for finishing models from Pake, Surley and others in bespoke colors and trim.