Sunset Park, Brooklyn

What is Sunset Park, Brooklyn known for?


light manufacturing

equipment on between 58th and 63rd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. During World War II, the terminal was responsible for shipment of 85% of army equipment and personnel overseas; 38,000,000 tons of supplies and over 3 million soldiers. The building was sold to New York City in 1981 and was then totally renovated. It is now leased and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a center for dozens of light

manufacturing, warehousing and back-office businesses. CB 7 Brooklyn Community Board 7 includes Sunset Park (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) and Windsor Terrace (Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn). It is delimited by Gowanus Bay on the west, 15th Street and Prospect Park South West on the north, Caton Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 37th Street and 8th Avenue on the east, as well as by the Long Island Rail Road and Bay Ridge R.R. Yards on the south. '''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.


organizing community

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 '''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.


local service

, 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

''' 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.


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

code 718 718 , 917 (Area code 917), 929 (Area code 929) website footnotes

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

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


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


unique+original

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.


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


growing community

had shifted to Brooklyn Chinatown, which is now home to the fastest growing and perhaps largest Fuzhou population in New York City. Unlike the ''Little Fuzhou'' in the Manhattan Chinatown, which remains surrounded by areas which continue to house significant populations of Cantonese, all of Brooklyn's Chinatown is swiftly consolidating into New York City's new ''Little Fuzhou''. However, a growing community of Wenzhounese immigrants from China's Zhejiang Province is now also arriving

consolidating into New York City's new ''Little Fuzhou''. However, a growing community of Wenzhounese immigrants from China's Zhejiang Province is now also arriving in Brooklyn Chinatown.


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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