Sunset Park is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY area that is recognized for its highly diverse Latino culture and lively Chinatown. You can find everything from dim sum to tacos to arepas in Sunset Park, and the area is also home to a large number of Chinese and Spanish-speaking residents. The neighborhood has a rich history, and its name comes from the fact that it is home to a park with sweeping views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The Industry City Warehouse District is also located in Sunset Park, and the area is currently undergoing a major revitalization.
History of Sunset Park
The neighborhood was surveyed and established in the 1960s, named after the park at its center. The area had been predominantly farmland prior to its development. The park was created in the 1890s as part of the city's park system, and it quickly became a popular spot for residents to enjoy the harbor views.
The surrounding neighborhood began to develop rapidly in the early 20th century, and by the 1950s it was home to a large number of Puerto Rican and Chinese immigrants. The area continued to grow in the second half of the 20th century, and Sunset Park is now home to one of the largest Chinatowns in New York City. The neighborhood is also home to a number of businesses and cultural institutions that serve the community.
Brooklyn Flea in Sunset Park
The Brooklyn Flea is a popular market that takes place every weekend in the neighborhood. You can find everything from vintage clothes to handmade jewelry to locally-sourced food at the flea market.
Industry City in Sunset Park
Industry City is a massive complex of warehouses and factories that has been revitalized in recent years. The area is home to many businesses, including art galleries, retail stores, and restaurants.
Brooklyn Kura in Sunset Park
Brooklyn Kura is a sake brewery that offers tours and tasting of their various products, many of which are made in house.
The Green-Wood cemetery is a large, historic graveyard that is also home to a number of sculptures and artwork. Founded in 1838 in a time of rapid urbanization, the cemetery is now a popular spot for walking and picnicking.
A large arena in Brooklyn that is home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team as well as a number of concerts and other events.
Sunset Park Pool
A local favorite to cool off in the summer, the Sunset Park Pool is a public outdoor pool that is open to all. You can get views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline while you swim.