Sunset Park


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Sunset Park is a neighborhood located in Southern Brooklyn, bounded by Park Slope and Greenwood Heights to the north, Borough Park to the east, Bay Ridge to the south, and Upper New York Bay to the west. Sunset Park has been a safe haven for families for decades, beginning in the 1800’s, when the waterfront of this neighborhood was a bustling business district that attracted Scandinavian immigrants. As the years passed, Sunset Park saw influxes of Irish, Puerto Rican and Polish arrivals. The neighborhood has maintained a vibrant personality with about 50 percent of the population born outside the US, and it is also home to “Brooklyn’s Chinatown,” which stretches along 8th Avenue. Its namesake, Sunset Park, is a favorite spot for locals to stroll and see spectacular views of Manhattan’s skyline and, you guessed it, beautiful sunsets over the East River. Several portions of the neighborhood are considered historical districts because of the architecture, including Sunset Play Center, one of eleven massive public pools constructed in 1936. But Sunset Park has some developments that keep it a hot spot for those seeking something new. Bush Terminal began as a warehouse and shipping area in the early 1900’s along the waterfront of Sunset Park. It has recently been renovated and renamed as Industry City, and is now home to a vodka distillery, art galleries and events (like the Urban Tattoo Convention). Industry City will also be the new home to practice and administrative spaces for the Brooklyn Nets. Transportation options include subways (D, N and R trains), buses and the Brooklyn-Queens expressway. Travel to Manhattan’s Union Square via subway is a short 30 minutes, making it a great option for the city’s commuters. By Merritt Duncan

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Rental Prices:

$1,056 ― $1,792

Sales Prices:

$254,000 ― $430,000


Sunset Park, 5th Avenue

School Districts:

15 20

Police Precincts:

66 72

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  • Kelly
    October 7th 2014
    Best ethnic restaurants around! A little more pricey but safer and more diverse!

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