Campaign of the Month: November 2010
Cthulhu Supremus Est
Red Hook is a small section of Brooklyn’s lower west side, near the waterfront and across from Governor’s Island. Bordered by wharves and warehouses, its shabby streets are vibrating with a polyglot of voices and the traffic. The weary apartments and flats of Red Hook are the homes of many New York City immigrants – the 1920 census claimed that the population of Red Hook was over 80% foreign.
Red Hook is poverty-stricken and as a result has a high crime rate with robbery, assault, and murder being the most common offenses. Police have long suspected the Red Hook wharfs to be a major inlet for smugglers of bootleg liquor, drugs, and illegal immigrants – rumors hold that many subterranean channels exist beneath the jaded streets of Red Hook. Tales of these watery passages leading to buildings within the district are so commonly told and so passionately believed by residents, that the local police precinct has looked into the matter on several occasions without much success.
The residents of Red Hook are notoriously closemouthed and shun outsiders who come in to their small, squalid neighborhood.