Man shot in Red Hook Houses, won’t talk

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Shots fired

A masked gunman shot a man in the lobby of a Red Hook Houses building on Hicks Street on Feb. 25, according to police.

The victim was visiting a friend in a third-floor apartment in the building between Centre Mall and Bush Street at 5 pm, cops said. As he entered the lobby, the fiend approached the man and let off three shots from a handgun, striking him in the gut and the leg, a report says.

The victim, whose father lives in Red Hook but who is not from the neighborhood, was uncooperative, officers said.

As of March 3 the victim was still in the hospital recovering from his wounds, cops said. The shooting was the first in Red Hook since October, a police spokesman said.

Not fare

A trio of scoundrels stuck up a taxi driver in Red Hook on Feb. 20, snatching phones, cash, and the cab itself, according to cops.

The driver dropped off his fares, two men and a woman, at the corner of Dwight and Verona streets at 8:10 pm after transporting them from an unspecified location, police said. But when he tried to collect for the ride, one of the goons flashed a silver knife and demanded his money, and grabbed $120 in cash, an LG Flex phone worth $375, and an iPhone 4S, per a report.

The treacherous trio then fled on Verona Street in the direction of Columbia Street, police said.

— Noah Hurowitz

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
i bet most of you dont even know how crazy bad red hook used to be in the 80s & 90s but yet you wanna live there for what? to be around people from the projects that are gonna look at you as an outsider invading their neighborhood?
March 4, 2015, 11:37 pm
Yolanda from Bushwick says:
Oh we know how bad it was, I question if they know how bad it was too, for real. According to the new cop in the 76 I think her name is Natalie, I think she the captain, I was reading it.. According to her they r great people over there and she trusts them, I'm so glad I hot out that hell hole
March 13, 2015, 12:52 am
Mike.c from South brooklyn says:
Leave red hook alone, I love Carroll gardens and red hook, best hood ever and the best precinct is 76... Not everyone talks..
March 24, 2015, 2:06 pm
Danny Turner from Red Hook says:
Red Hook has changed a lot since the 80's and 90's; it is not the same place it was over twenty years ago. It's actually a great place to be. The Queen Mary cruise line docks in Red Hook, Ikea is in Red Hook, Fairway is in Red Hook, the water taxi is in Red Hook. You can have a decent meal of the water with a beautiful view at the seafood place in Red Hook. Free concerts are held in Brooklyn with current up coming artist located in Red Hook park. So don't be so quick to judge the area or the people. There is a new generation and Red Hook has a make over and new attitude.
June 30, 2015, 8:40 am
Ctown from Red Hook says:
I lived in Red Hook from 1957 to 1987! I have some wonderful memories of all the good times I had growing up in that area. It's a shame that some minor tragedies or incidents have started to paint the area as a haven for gun play. I would not trade in my memories of all the good times, good families and education I received in my growing up there for anything in the world. My only regret is that when the real estate market was on the down turn I didn't take advantage of it and purchase many of the properties! Let us all remember " we all started somewhere and I am proud to be a Red Hookian!!
Aug. 7, 2015, 10:34 pm

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