Today the NYC Urban Sketchers met in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Some members took the ferry from Manhattan, but Susan and I drove instead. This was my first trip to Red Hook and it is quite an unusual place. Our first stop to sketch was at the Fairway Market, the first stop for the ferry. Out back they have tables and food stands. We sat in the partial shade of an umbrella.
I also sketched one of the windows on the upper floor of Fairway Market.
Next we headed to the Red Hook Yacht Club, which is sort of a men's club in this crazy building filled with all kinds of things from the 60s. The men inside were quite the characters, and so nice to us.
Here is an actual photo of the place from the outside...
and the inside. Don't you love that car?
Here are Mike and Melanie sketching.
And Mark sketching.
The it was off to the Brooklyn Crab for lunch. I sketched a few of the patrons.
After lunch we headed down the street to continue sketching the views.
Here's the real thing. Isn't the Statue of Liberty great?