Red Hook has changed quite a bit in recent years but much of its waterfront land still accommodates industrial businesses, both water and land based. With its industrial zoning, much of the neighborhood is limited in how it can develop. There has been an influx of new residents into the area, many of whom have taken care to become part of the local community. In contrast, we have many outsiders who now travel into the neighborhood to visit local small businesses, as well as larger ones such as IKEA and Fairway Market. Despite it being cut off from the rest of Brooklyn by the B.Q.E and ignored in terms of public transportation needs, Red Hook has established itself as one of Brooklyn’s most unique and innovative communities.