Red Hook Houses



For over a year, a team of residents from Red Hook Houses has been meeting with neighbors, city agencies, and community-based organizations to prioritize the community safety issues most important to their development. These teams are at the heart of NeighborhoodStat (or “NStat”).  The NStat team meets regularly and has been trained in surveying their community and generating solutions with concrete implementation plans. Through this process, the NStat team has developed an entrepreneurship training program to support the capacity of residents to grow professionally and respond to the pressures of rapid gentrification. The first round of Red Hook entrepreneurs were supported holistically with mentorship, skill-building training, and connection to resources and other business development opportunities. In addition, the NStat team will continue to work with NYCHA Recovery and Resiliency to encourage transparent communication with residents regarding expected repairs to damage done in Hurricane Sandy, and will look for opportunities to bring residents together in public spaces, such as the nearby Coffey Park.

The Red Hook Nstat Team led a participatory budgeting process through Local NeighborhoodStat in which residents were invited to submit their own ideas to strengthen safety and build community through built environment projects and/or social programming. The Red Hook Nstat Team collected 391 ideas from neighbors for a $30,000 project to support community safety and well-being. 5 proposals were narrowed down and residents of Red Hook Houses can help select the winner!

MAP Agency Partners

Since its launch in 2014, MAP agency partners have focused their programming to meet a variety of needs, ranging from support of seniors and kinship caregivers, mentorship of young adults, family-friendly programming of playgrounds, safe spaces for teens, assistance with public benefits, youth employment, and more.


The Red Hook Nstat Team is currently building a digital network to stay connected to one another during this time and to develop platforms to reimagine digital public space, co-create safety responses, support community building, and convene city agencies to leverage resources and collaboratively solve local problems.

To learn about selected projects, or to participate in Red Hook Houses ongoing campaign, click here.

Youth Development

Although youth programming is offered through several organizations serving the Red Hook community, many residents are not being reached through existing programming, highlighting the need to build stronger pathways. The NStat team aims to link young, out of school, out of work residents to educational and workforce training opportunities that will lead to quality careers.

Space Activation

Red Hook residents continue to be affected by lingering damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which exacerbated the neglect and poor maintenance of infrastructure and green spaces within the development. The NStat team plans to work with NYCHA and other stewardship partners to activate green spaces with opportunities for community building, and to improve lighting, repairs, and general maintenance of the grounds within these spaces.


Resident experiences with the NYPD vary within Red Hook Houses. The NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) are actively engaged with the Nstat team, but more work can be done to promote trust with all officers of PSA 1 and the 76th precinct. The NStat team has focused on using techniques of peacemaking and other crime-prevention strategies to facilitate productive dialogue and interactions with the NYPD, particularly with the development’s young residents.

MAP Programs

Please note: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, some programs have been modified. For more information about modified program activities and availability, please click here

  • Human Resources Administration (HRA) Outreach Specialist is based at Red Hook Houses on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The HRA Outreach Specialist can help with benefits navigation, SNAP, Cash, and Emergency Assistance for rent arrears. HRA also holds pop-up events in Red Hook to make sure as many people have access to public benefits support as possible.
  • Department for the Aging (DFTA) Community Advocate is based at Red Hook on Thursdays. The DFTA Community Advocate offers Parenting a Second Time Around groups, support groups and individual counseling for seniors and kinship caregivers, intergenerational activities, and more.
  • Conflict Mediation through the Red Hook Community Justice Center offers free conflict mediation for pairs or groups. They also provide different training opportunities for those who are interested in learning mediation skills.
  • Next STEPS Mentoring for Youth through Fedcap Rehabilitation Services offers group mentorship for young people between the ages of 16-24 who may have experienced conflict and trauma. During group sessions, young people learn skills and build relationships with each other over hot meals.
  • Joseph Miccio Cornerstone Community Center offers free and engaging programming to Red Hook youth and teens. The community center is located at 110 West 9th Street in Brooklyn.
  • Green Jobs Training through Green City Force (GCF), an Americorps service-year program that trains young NYCHA residents (18-24 years of age) in clean energy and urban agriculture, and pays a monthly stipend and MetroCard to Corps Members for their service.
  • Shape Up NYC through the Department of Parks and Recreation offers free, drop-in fitness classes in or near MAP developments. Shape Up classes don’t require any advanced registration or fee, and are conveniently located for MAP residents to engage with each other and enjoy low-barrier fitness activities.