There is an interview and short video in Spanish at the bottom beneath the photos.
Carolina Salguero of PortSide interviewed Antonio "Tony" Piraquive who ran the Red Hook Coffee Shop for years, until 2020. We then threw a goodbye party for him because we had learned that his cellphone was flooded at home during hurricane Ida, so he lost all his contacts and couldn't say goodbye to people before he moved back to Colombia.
Facebook post link
A profile about Tony in the local paper, the Red Hook Star Revue, is here.
The place was gutted, access to a small backyard added, and a new business opened using the same name and facade, described on their Instagram as a "Vintage Store Curated selection of vintage pieces, clothes - furniture - design." It's got regulars hanging out with a whiff of remote worker cafe.