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Check out the winter wonderland in Red Hook’s Valentino Park

P.S. It's gonna snow Tuesday

February 11, 2019 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Ice Ice Baby.

Winter is wearisome. But sometimes it sparkles up the landscape, which is welcome.

Just look at all these icicles at Louis Valentino Jr. Park in Red Hook.

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The Ice Age has arrived in Red Hook’s Valentino Park.

The spiky stalactites are growing under the pier that juts out over a rocky shoreline and small sandy beach.

See how they glitter in the chilly February sunshine.

All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes it’s ice.

The Brooklyn Eagle made a weekend visit to the waterfront recreation area to snap these photos — and catch a rare glimpse of bright blue skies.

According to, snow and a wintry mix are headed our way on Tuesday, which could add fresh layers of icicles to the already lavish display of frozen bling.

It won’t be sunny again until Feb. 17, the online weather service predicts.

Valentino Park’s waters are glittery on this all-too-rare sunny afternoon. Did we mention it’s going to snow on Tuesday?

The park is located at the end of Coffey Street. You’ve seen pictures of it. There used to be painted stone blocks on the park’s shoreline that spelled out the words “RED HOOK” in capital letters.

Superstorm Sandy washed some of the blocks away.

Once upon a time, Valentino Park had a full set of blocks that spelled out the words “RED HOOK.”

Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier is named after a firefighter from Rescue Company 2 in Crown Heights.

He died in the line of duty in 1996.

Valentino grew up in Red Hook and graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

Feast your eyes on the blue skies over Valentino Park. You won’t be seeing them again until Feb. 17, predicts.

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