2 Best Places to Shop in Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District, New York City

Erie Basin

Red Hook
Heralded for his impeccably modern taste in antique jewelry, Russell Whitmore is the heart, soul, and eye behind Erie Basin. Many an antique wedding ring has been purchased at the classy shop---this is not flea market jumble---but there are also furniture, art, and objects dating from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Prices range from $30 to $30,000.

Fairway Market

Red Hook
On the Hudson River waterfront, this giant food emporium sprawls through the bottom floor of a repurposed old coffee warehouse. As at other Fairway markets, the selection of produce, cheeses, coffee, and prepared food is outstanding, and the butcher and fishmonger are known for quality. The café sells sandwiches and salads and espresso drinks and has outside seating. On weekends in the summer, hot dogs and hamburgers are grilled on the patio.