GROCERY STORE: Fairway
480 Van Brunt St.; (718) 694-6868
Fairway has the best selection of fresh meats, dairy and produce in Red Hook. Be sure to check the circular every Saturday for weekly in-store specials, like Bartlett pears for 99 cents per pound; fresh-cut swordfish steaks for $6.99 a pound; General Mills cereals, two for $5, and Kleenex tissues for $1.89.
HAIR SALON AND NAIL SALON: Golden Fingers Dominican Style Salon,
70 Lorraine St.; (718) 797-3303
Golden Fingers is the place to be pampered. Monday through Wednesday a wash and set is only $10. Everyday prices include braids for $35 and up, box braids for $80 and up and natural cornrows for $25 and up. Manicures are $8 and pedicures go for $13.
HARDWARE STORE: Celco II Hardware
289 Van Brunt St.; (718) 899-8116
At this corner hardware store, you can get keys made, get help with your locks and buy hardware, paint, heating supplies or vanities.
DINER: Flaco Luncheon,
54 Lorraine St.; (718) 222-3078
Since 1985, Flaco's has been serving up the best homemade food in Red Hook. Be sure to check in every day for the daily specials, like a small plate of rice with pork or steak for $5.50 or a large for $7. A small soup is just $3 and a large is $6, and come in varieties like chicken, beef, oxtail and tripe.
LAUNDROMAT: The Wash Stop Laundromat
34 Lorraine St.; (718) 625-7250
The Wash Stop is a block-long laundromat that really makes getting your laundry done easy. The place has more than 100 machines, drop-off service, a play area for kids and satellite television. It also has private mailboxes for rent.
DELI: F & M Bagel,
383 Van Brunt St.; (718) 855-2623
At F & M, a ham and egg sandwich is just $3, a bacon cheeseburger is $4.50 and a hot roast beef sandwich is just $5. F & M also serves hot plates of food, like meatloaf and chicken parm, starting at $6.50. Fish is served on Thursdays and Fridays, and Boar's Head cold cuts, soup and salads are fresh daily. Free delivery.
TAKE-OUT: Red Hook Cafe & Grill
228 Van Brunt St.; (718) 643-0122
This is a great place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. The cafe serves up a variety of burgers for about $5; salads run about $6; a BLT is just $3.25; pancakes are $4 and gourmet tortilla wraps are about $6. Free delivery.
DRY CLEANERS: Y and M Cleaners
592 Clinton St.; (718) 852-0264
For the past 19 years, Van La has been keeping Red Hook's duds looking dapper. All work and alterations are done on the premises. Base dry cleaning prices are $8 for a suit; $5 for jackets; $7.50 for dresses; $3.50 for skirts and $3 for blouses, sweaters and shirts.
PHARMACY: Red Hook Pharmacy
598 Clinton St.; (718) 923-1600
Besides filling your prescriptions, for the past nine years this corner pharmacy has also carried health and beauty aids and over-the-counter medicines.