Category Archives: BLOG

Red Hook WIFI is a Community Asset

Our vision for the expansion of Red Hook WIFI is that it will be a resilient broadband network that provides free internet access distributed equitably across the community. Currently, in addition to internet access, the network provides a platform for local communication, with content tailored to residents’ needs and interests. The network increases community engagement, thereby strengthening the […]

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Red Hook WIFI Creates Economic Opportunity

Red Hook WIFI is a resilient broadband network that provides free or low-cost Internet access distributed equitably across the Red Hook community.  In addition to Internet access, the network provides a platform for local communication, with content tailored to residents’ needs and interests. The network increases community engagement, thereby strengthening the social network of the […]

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Linking a Sandy Past to a Resilient Future in Red Hook

In the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Superstorm Sandy became one of the most devastating hurricanes in American history. The storm surge that flooded the streets of New York City and Red Hook on October 29th has lasting effects on our coastal community, including longstanding property damage, living conditions festering with mold and the uneasy question […]

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A Spicy Taste of Red Hook

On September 5th, 2017, Red Hook WiFi published a heart-chuckling tale starring Ghost Pepper and Dark Chocolate, the key ingredients in a unique offering from Raaka Virgin Chocolate. The video release comes just weeks before Raaka participates in The Taste of Red Hook on September 26th. The Bean-to-Bar chocolate maker also participated in the 5th Summer of Digital Media Bootcamp […]

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Red Hook WIFI Small Business Partners

Surrounded on three sides by water; Red Hook resembles the perfect little beach town. The business corridors provide a delightful mix of restaurants, art galleries, and retail shops. The summer season provides ample opportunity to get out and explore the neighborhood. 38 local businesses have signed up and been approved to receive our WIFI technology. […]

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Red Hook WIFI is in the design phase!

Red Hook WIFI Network Design Red Hook WIFI is now in the network design phase!  We are working diligently alongside our partners to design a network that will strengthen the fabric of our community. Our goal is to build a reliable network that creates economic opportunity, aligns with social justice principles, is resilient, and a […]

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Digital Stewards Go To MIT

Two days after the Digital Stewards graduation, 3 graduates from Generation 9 (Jazzhane Wade, Javon Webb, Joseph Alston) hopped on a plane and went to Cambridge, MA to give a presentation at MIT. We’d worked on a Red Hook Wifi survey during our time with Digital Stewards. It was our job to survey residents and […]

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Carrot Creative

On March 16, 2016 the Digital Stewards went to Carrot Creative. Carrot Creative is a full-service digital agency that creates ads for companies such as Target, Adidas, Ferrari, Cartoon Network and many more. This was a great and inspiring experience for our future graphic designers!

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Surveying Red Hook about Free WIFI

This project is a survey based on Red hook WIFI and how the community uses it. Red hook WIFI is a free internet service for the community provided by the RHI. The digital stewards built and maintain the network. Red Hook WIFI was crucial during Hurricane Sandy because it was the only Internet service for the […]

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