Must-See Red Hook
by Michael Hsu, 05/07/2014
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, just beyond the northern boundary of Red Hook proper, can fill your needs. It offers a full-day bike rental for $25 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 St. stop on the F and G subway lines, is also a great place to get a flat tire fixed. Or stop by if you’re in the market for a new, used or custom-built bike.