One of my photos is at the Queens Museum of Art. It is part of the Red Hook Food Vendors Exhbition.
Here’s the info:
“A New Marketplace for Red Hook Park
The Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park, along with Architecture for Humanity, NY present the
proposed designs for a new marketplace for the merchants of Red Hook Park.
The Red Hook Food Vendorshave been a staple of Brooklyn summers for the past 33 years. The Vendors have provided incredible cuisine and a unique market atmosphere in Red Hook Park, selling empanadas, pupusas, grilled corn and other Latin American dishes from tents at the northwest corner of the park.
In 2008 year the Vendors were awarded a six-year permit to continue this tradition. However, due to health code restrictions they were required to prepare and serve from concession trailers parked along Bay Street at the northern edge of the park. While concession trailers provided a solution that allowed business to continue, the cost associated with renting the trailers was prohibitive for some vendors. Also, the trailers detracted from the charm and appeal of the former open-air market environment.
The vendors worked with Architects for Humanity NY to develop designs for a new marketplace that would create a positive atmosphere for vendors and park-users, while reflecting Red Hook’s larger identity and history.
Four finalist design concepts for the new marketplace will be on display. Designs were selected in two phases from entries responding to an open call for ideas competition. All initial design submissions to the competition will also be on display.In addition, the exhibition will include a photographic account of the Latino food vendors 30+ year history in Red Hook Park.
We invite the public to provide your input on the final designs. RHFV and their supporters will be working in the coming years to try and make it a reality!
Additional funding provided by Deutsche Bank of the Americas Foundation, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The David Rockefeller Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.