Sunset Park, Brooklyn

What is Sunset Park, Brooklyn known for?


amp development

in and around Sunset Park since 1974. They are mostly Christian (Christianity in India) and attend three of the area's churches, at 45th Street and 8th Avenue, at 56th Street and 4th Avenue, and at 52nd Street and 8th Avenue.


people black

multiracial; Roughly 42.6% of residents were Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% were white (white people), 29% were Asian (Asian American) (mostly Chinese (Chinese American)), 3.2% were black (Black people) African American, and 24.7% were another race ethnicity. Architecture thumb right 250px Residential block in Sunset Park (File:Roundstones 62 St 5 Av jeh.JPG) thumb right 250px St. Michael's Church (File:Michael RCC 4 Av jeh.JPG) The Brooklyn Army Terminal is west of 1st Avenue


original independent

crossings over the canal, located at Union Street, Carroll Street (a landmark (List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Brooklyn)), Third Street, Ninth Street, and Hamilton Avenue. The Gowanus Expressway (Interstate 278) and the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, the only above-ground section of the original Independent Subway System, pass over the canal. thumb 250px right Brooklyn Chinatown (File:Brooklynchinatown.JPG) By 1988, 90

, south to Church Avenue (Church Avenue (IND Culver Line)) in Kensington (Kensington, Brooklyn), the line is mostly a four-track subway, though it rises to cross over the Gowanus Canal on the only above-ground structure on the original Independent Subway System. In Kensington, the line rises onto a three-track elevated structure built by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company as part of the Dual Contracts. When this ramp was opened in 1954, the older route from Kensington


subway

street. The cross streets are mostly industrial between 1st and 3rd Avenues but are mostly residential east of 3rd Avenue. Transportation Sunset Park is served by road and rail services. The neighborhood has access to three limited-access highways; the I-278 (Interstate 278) (Gowanus) and NY 27 (New York State Route 27) (Prospect) Expressways as well as the Belt Parkway. Five New York City Bus bus lines serve Sunset Park: . Three subway

Landing on summer Fridays. Ferry service was created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks when the Gowanus Expressway and New York City Subway were at capacity. It was free from October 2001 until April 2003, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it could not subsidize (subsidy) the service anymore. Then, until 2011 it was operated by the Red Hook, Brooklyn-based New York Water Taxi company on its Rockaway (Rockaway ferry) New York Water Taxi

crossings over the canal, located at Union Street, Carroll Street (a landmark (List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Brooklyn)), Third Street, Ninth Street, and Hamilton Avenue. The Gowanus Expressway (Interstate 278) and the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, the only above-ground section of the original Independent Subway System, pass over the canal. thumb 250px right Brooklyn Chinatown (File:Brooklynchinatown.JPG) By 1988, 90


people white

multiracial; Roughly 42.6% of residents were Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% were white (white people), 29% were Asian (Asian American) (mostly Chinese (Chinese American)), 3.2% were black (Black people) African American, and 24.7% were another race ethnicity. Architecture thumb right 250px Residential block in Sunset Park (File:Roundstones 62 St 5 Av jeh.JPG) thumb right 250px St. Michael's Church (File:Michael RCC 4 Av jeh.JPG) The Brooklyn Army Terminal is west of 1st Avenue


architecture classical

Revival , Romanesque Revival (Romanesque Revival architecture), Neo-Grec; Classical Revival (Neoclassical architecture) added September 15, 1988 area thumb right 250px The landmark Sunset Play Center (File:Sunset Play Center ext jeh.jpg) File:Sunset Park, Brooklyn (corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-First Street - January 30


community organizing

stores, bakeries (Chinese bakery), and community organizations (community organizing), and even Hong Kong Supermarket. Like the Manhattan Chinatown (Chinatown, Manhattan) (of which the Brooklyn Chinatown is an extension


large complex

on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 59th Street and Fourth Avenue, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), it is served by the '''N (N (New York City Subway service))''' and '''R (R (New York City Subway service))''' trains at all times. The '''Brooklyn Army Terminal''' is large complex of piers, docks (Dock (maritime)), warehouses, cranes (crane (machine)), rail sidings and cargo loading


largest concentration

Bushwick , Williamsburgh (Williamsburgh, Brooklyn), and East New York (East New York, Brooklyn). While Mexicans are predominant in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) and Panamanians in Crown Heights (Crown Heights, Brooklyn). Chinese live throughout the southern parts of Brooklyn, in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), Bensonhurst (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn), Gravesend (Gravesend, Brooklyn), and Homecrest (Homecrest, Brooklyn). The largest concentration is in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) along 8th Avenue, which is known for Chinese (Culture of China) culture. It is called "Brooklyn's Chinatown" (Chinatown, Brooklyn). Many Chinese restaurants (Chinese cuisine) can be found throughout Sunset Park, and the area hosts a popular Chinese New Year celebration. Chinese live throughout the southern parts of Brooklyn, in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), Bensonhurst (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn), Gravesend (Gravesend, Brooklyn), and Homecrest (Homecrest, Brooklyn). The largest concentration is in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) along 8th Avenue, which is known for Chinese (Culture of China) culture. It is called "Brooklyn's Chinatown" (Chinatown, Brooklyn). Many Chinese restaurants (Chinese cuisine) can be found throughout Sunset Park, and the area hosts a popular Chinese New Year celebration. Much of Brooklyn has only named streets, but Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), Bensonhurst, and Borough Park and the other western sections have numbered streets (Brooklyn streets, 1-101) running approximately northwest to southeast, and numbered avenues going approximately northeast to southwest. East of Dahill Road, lettered avenues (like Avenue M) run east and west, and numbered streets have the prefix "East". South of Avenue O, related numbered streets west of Dahill Road use the "West" designation. This set of numbered streets ranges from West 37th Street to East 108 Street, and the avenues range from A-Z with names substituted for some of them in some neighborhoods (notably Albemarle, Beverley, Cortelyou, Dorchester, Ditmas, Foster, Farragut, Glenwood, Quentin). Numbered streets prefixed by "North" and "South" in Williamsburg, and "Bay", "Beach", "Brighton", "Plum" or "Flatlands" along the southern and southwestern waterfront are loosely based on the old grids of the original towns of Kings County that eventually consolidated to form Brooklyn. Historically Brooklyn's waterfront was a major shipping port, especially at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn). Most container ship cargo operations have shifted to the New Jersey side of New York Harbor, while the city has recently built a new cruise ship terminal in Red Hook (Red Hook, Brooklyn) that is to become a focal point for New York's growing cruise industry. The Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner, was designed specifically to fit under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the United States. The Queen Mary 2 makes regular ports of call at the Red Hook terminal on her transatlantic runs from Southampton, England. NY Waterway offers commuter services from Brooklyn's west shore to points in Lower Manhattan, Midtown (Midtown Manhattan), and Long Island City, as well as tours and charters. A Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel, originally proposed in 1920s as a core project for the then new Port Authority of New York is again being studied and discussed as a way to ease freight movements across a large swath of the metropolitan area. Another Chinese community is located in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) in Brooklyn, particularly along 8th Avenue from 40th to 65th Streets. New York City's newest Chinatowns have recently sprung up in Elmhurst, Queens north of Queens Blvd on Broadway and on Avenue U in the Homecrest (Homecrest, Brooklyn) section of Brooklyn. Outside of New York City proper, a growing suburban Chinatown is developing in Edison, New Jersey, which lies '''Bush Tower''', also called the '''Bush Terminal International Exhibit Building''' is a historic thirty-story skyscraper located just east of Times Square at 130-132 West 42nd Street (42nd Street (Manhattan)) between Broadway (Broadway (New York City)) and Sixth Avenue (Sixth Avenue (Manhattan)) in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1916-18 for Irving T. Bush's Bush Terminal Company, owners of Bush Terminal in Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), Brooklyn. Bush Tower's unique original purpose as commercial display space and social space, its notable design that combined narrowness, height, and Neo-Gothic (Gothic Revival architecture) architecture, and its role in the evolution of Times Square and of New York skyscrapers after the 1916 Zoning Resolution all qualify it as an exceptional structure. '''45th Street''' is a local station (metro station) on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at 45th Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It is served by the '''R (R (New York City Subway service))''' train at all times except late nights northbound and the '''N (N (New York City Subway service))''' train late nights only. '''Prospect Avenue''' is a local station (metro station) on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line in Brooklyn of the New York City Subway. Located at Prospect Avenue and Fourth Avenue near the border of Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) and Park Slope (Park Slope, Brooklyn), it is served by the '''R (R (New York City Subway service))''' train at all times except late nights, when the '''D (D (New York City Subway service))''' and '''N (N (New York City Subway service))''' assume local service along Fourth Avenue. '''New York's Eighth Congressional District''' for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It is split into two sections. The northern portion of it includes most of Manhattan's Upper West Side, and continues south to include most parts of Hell's Kitchen (Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan), East Village (East Village, Manhattan), Chelsea (Chelsea, Manhattan), SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and Downtown Manhattan. The southern portion in Brooklyn includes parts of Borough Park, Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn), Bay Ridge (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn), Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend (Gravesend, New York), Dyker Heights, Bath Beach (Bath Beach, Brooklyn), and Seagate (Seagate, Brooklyn). Background Giambalvo was born and raised in the Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Catholic school. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and MFA from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and was a founding member of the avant-garde Colonnades Theater Lab in Greenwich Village, along with other members Danny DeVito and Peter Scolari. In 1979, Giambalvo moved to Los Angeles to begin his film and television career. '''25th Street''' is a local station (metro station) on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 25th Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, it is served by the '''R (R (New York City Subway service))''' train at all times except late nights, when the '''D (D (New York City Subway service))''' and '''N (N (New York City Subway service))''' trains assume local service along Fourth Avenue. '''53rd Street''' is a local station (metro station) on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 53rd Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, it is served by the '''R (R (New York City Subway service))''' train at all times except late nights northbound and the '''N (N (New York City Subway service))''' train late nights only.


photographs online

to the United States immigrant families moving to the area. Portions of the neighborhood became known as "Finn Town". Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog: Lot 274 This is Finnland: Life & society; Finntown’s slice of the Big Apple The neighborhood grew up around the Bush

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

thumb right 250px The landmark Sunset Play Center (File:Sunset Play Center ext jeh.jpg) thumb 250px right 5th Avenue, Sunset Park (File:Sunset Park, Brooklyn (corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-First Street - January 30, 2006).jpg) thumb 250px right Celebrating Chinese New Year on 8th Avenue in Brooklyn Chinatown (File:Celebrating Chinese New Year on 8th Avenue Sunset Park, Brooklyn.jpg).

'''Sunset Park''' is a neighborhood (neighborhoods of Brooklyn) in the western section of the New York City borough (borough (New York City)) of Brooklyn. It is bounded by Park Slope and Greenwood Heights (Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn) to the north, Borough Park (Borough Park, Brooklyn) to the east, Bay Ridge (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) to the south, and Upper New York Bay to the west. http: nyc.gov html dcp html neigh_info bk07_info.shtml

The neighborhood is predominantly Puerto Rican (Puerto Rican American), Mexican (Mexican American), and Chinese (Chinese American), with other Hispanics (Hispanic and Latino Americans), Indians (Indian American), and Norwegians (Norwegian American) comprising the area's population as well. The core of the Hispanic population is west of the 5th Avenue, while the center of the Chinese population (now referred to as Brooklyn's Chinatown (Chinatown, Brooklyn)) is from 7th Avenue east to Borough Park. The area between the 5th and 7th Avenues is mostly mixed. Sunset Park is served by the New York City Police Department's 72nd Precinct. 72nd Precinct, New York City Police Department. There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood, located between 41st and 44th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues. The area is also home to the Jackie Gleason Bus Depot.

A portion of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district, known for its Romanesque (Romanesque Revival architecture) and Renaissance Revival (Renaissance Revival architecture) architecture. The neighborhood has several individual landmarks designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, including a rare exterior and interior landmark, the Sunset Play Center. As the designation report states, "The Sunset Play Center is one of a group of eleven immense outdoor swimming pools opened in the summer of 1936 in a series of grand ceremonies presided over by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. All of the pools were constructed largely with funding provided by the Works Progress Administration (WPA)."

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