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    Forge an Inexpensive Path in Red HookLet others stake their claim on Crown Heights or Fort Greene: Fans of Red Hook believe it’s the next best Brooklyn neighborhood, à la Williamsburg. This despite the area’s staunchly industrial feel and proximity to the constantly belching Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Or its remoteness — Red Hook’s so far from the subway it feels like its own port city. In fact, those who can still get more space here for the money than in other, more fashionable parts of Brooklyn, may actually be attracted to it because this waterfront slice of the borough feels so removed from every other part. But the neighborhood is changing. Fairway has arrived, Ikea’s on its way, restaurants are moving in, condos have sprouted, and asking prices are inching up: A townhouse on Pioneer Street is said to have fetched more than a million dollars last year. (Pioneer, indeed.) After the jump, a map shows you what all the fuss is about. —S. Jhoanna Robledo