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Encyclopedia > Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of the community before Bay Ridge further south. The community extends westward from Borough Park at 8th Avenue, all the way to the piers of Brooklyn's waterfront and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... A typical Park Slope block in spring. ... Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, several blocks west of Prospect Park. ... The Prospect Expressway is a short sunken highway that runs through Park Slope and Windsor Terrace between the Gowanus Expressway and the beginning of Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ... Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bay Ridge is located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York. ... Borough Park street covered with snow. ... A pier in Lillebælt, Denmark illustrates the simplest form of pier Southend Pier in England is one of the longest piers, at 1. ... Waterfront, by definition is the land alongside a body of water, or the dockland district of a town. ... Brooklyn Army Terminal consists of large complex of piers, docks, warehouses, cranes, railroad sidings and cargo loading equipment. ...


There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood, located at 43rd Street and 5th Avenue, which is one of the highest points in Brooklyn. The hilly terrain of the park affords visitors magnificent views of Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and New Jersey beyond. The "main drag" of the neighborhood lies along 5th Avenue. The New York City Subway serves the region on the Fourth Avenue Line with stations at 36th Street, 45th Street, 53rd Street and 59th Street. The area is also home to the Jackie Gleason Bus Depot. An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Liberty Enlightening the World, known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue given to the United States by France in the late 19th century, standing at Liberty Island in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a... Staten Island, in yellow, lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Main Street is the generic name (and sometimes the official name) of the primary business street of a small town in the United States, Canada, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe (e. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... The BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway. ... Closed during the 2005 New York City transit strike. ... The 59th Street Station serves the Sunset Park neighborhood. ... The Depot Logo, resembling the opening title card of The Honeymooners. ...

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Brief history and overview

Early years

In the heyday of the New York Harbor's dominance of North American shipping during the 19th century, Sunset Park grew rapidly, largely as a result of Irish, Polish, and Norwegian immigrant families moving to the area. The neighborhood grew up around the Bush Terminal, a model industrial park completed in 1895, and continued to grow through World War II, when the Brooklyn Army Terminal employed more than 10,000 civilians to ship 80% of all American supplies and troops. New York Harbor is a geographic trem that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... Political highlights of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and the fourth ranked in population. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Statue of Liberty was a common sight to many immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island Immigration to the United States of America is the act of immigrating, or moving, to territory within the United States culture and government. ... An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8... Brooklyn Army Terminal consists of large complex of piers, docks, warehouses, cranes, railroad sidings and cargo loading equipment. ...


Sunset Park's fortunes began to decline after the war. The rise of truck-based freight shipping and ports in New Jersey, the growth of suburban sprawl and white flight, the closing of Cargo is a term used to denotes goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train or lorry. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Urban sprawl (also called suburban sprawl and Los Angelization) describes the growth of a metropolitan area, particularly the suburbs, over a large area. ... White flight is a colloquial term for the demographic trend of white people, generally but not always upper and middle class, moving from increasingly and predominantly non-white areas, often from urban cores to nearby suburbs or even to new locales entirely (e. ...

5th Avenue, Sunset Park
5th Avenue, Sunset Park

the Army Terminal, and the decreasing importance of heavy industry in the American northeast, all became factors. Families which had lived in the community for decades began moving out, and the homes in the neighborhood — largely modest but attractive rowhouses — lost value. The construction of the Gowanus Expressway in 1941 effectively cut the neighborhood off from the harbor, which further wounded the area, in a fashion often associated with the expressway's builder: power-broker Robert Moses. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 327 KB) Summary Sunset Park, Brooklyn on 5th Avenue. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 327 KB) Summary Sunset Park, Brooklyn on 5th Avenue. ... A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... Value is worth in general, and it is thought to be connected to reasons for certain practices, policies, actions, beliefs or emotions. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... The Power Broker is a 1973 biography of Robert Moses, New York Citys Master Builder, by Robert Caro. ... Robert Moses (1888–1981) Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was the master builder of 20th century New York City and its suburbs. ...


Rebirth

Sunset Park's second age began with a wave of immigration from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as other Latin American countries. By 1990, Hispanics comprised 50% of Sunset Park's population, rehabilitating property values and developing a thriving community. Many people also immigrated from India and China. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article is about the year. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


Brooklyn Chinatown

8th Avenue, Sunset Park
8th Avenue, Sunset Park

Since the 1980's, the neighborhood has attracted many East Asian immigrants, centered on an area now known as "Brooklyn Chinatown", along 8th Avenue from 42nd to 62nd Street, where the city's third-largest Chinese community (after Manhattan's Chinatown and Flushing, Queens) can be found. Some claim the reason the Chinese settled on 8th Avenue is because in Chinese folklore, the number eight is lucky for financial matters, and "8th Avenue" can be loosely interpreted as "road to wealth". Another explanation is the relatively short subway ride to Manhattan's Chinatown on the N/R line. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 155 KB) Summary 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, August 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 155 KB) Summary 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, August 2005. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Chinese New Year celebrated in a Chinatown in Paris New York City is home to three of the largest Chinatowns in North America. ... Still existing symbols of New York Worlds Fair are in Flushing, Queens. ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... The BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway. ...


8th Avenue is lined with Chinese businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, Buddhist temples, video stores, bakeries, and community organizations, and even Hong Kong Supermarket. Some Chinese businesses are also appearing on parts of 7th Avenue, and east on 9th Avenue. Recently in the community, the issues of overcrowding and more efficient sanitation have been raised. A plan was proposed to turn 8th Avenue into a one-way street due to traffic congestion, but this has not been confirmed to happen anytime soon. Chinese cuisine is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary cuisines and heritages in the world. ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... Chinese bakeries in big cities like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and across the world in Chinatowns, serve delicate pastries and delicious buns as well as tea, coffee and other drinks. ... Community organizing is a process by which people are brought together to act in common self-interest. ... A Hong Kong Supermarket store in suburban Monterey Park, California Hong Kong Supermarket (Traditional: 香港超級市場; Simplified: 香港超级市场; Pinyin: Xīanggǎng Chāojíshìcháng) is a growing Chinese American supermarket chain in the Los Angeles region of Southern California. ... A one-way street is a street on which vehicles can only move in one direction. ... Traffic jams are common in heavily populated areas. ...


In between

People from Gujarat, India, have also been settling in and around the Sunset Park area since 1974. They are mainly Christian and mostly go to three of the area's churches. The churches are at 45th Street and 7th Avenue, 56th Street and 4th Avenue, and 52nd Street and 8th Avenue. These churches have a mainly Indian congregation, and many times have very festive parties in the church halls. As of the year 2000, many of them have been moving to nearby Staten Island. Gujarat (Hindi: गुजरात) is the most industrialized state in India after Maharashtra and is located in western India, bordered by Pakistan to the northwest and Rajasthan to the north. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus, whom they regard as a/the Christ. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Staten Island, in yellow, lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ...


At the southern end of Sunset Park, and on into the predominantly Italian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, there is also a sizable Arab-American population. There are a few mosques in the area, halaal markets, and restaurants featuring Middle Eastern cuisine and hookahs. Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bay Ridge is located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York. ... The Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Pakistan with an iwan at center, three domes, and five visible minarets A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Halaal (حلال, halāl, halal) is an Islamic Arabic term meaning permissible. In English it is most frequently used to refer to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. ... The term Middle Eastern cuisine refers to the cuisines of the Middle East. ... Man holding a water pipe (hookah) A hookah is a traditional Middle Eastern or Asian device for smoking, which operates by water-filtration and indirect heat. ...


Demographics

The 2000 Census [1] for Sunset Park approximately shows that there were 92,718 people living in the neighborhood; 49.8% male and 50.2% were female; The median age was 31.4; 17.8% of residents were children, 73.2% were adults (18 years and over), and 9% were senior citizens (65 or over). This article is about the year 2000. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The mirror of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... In probability theory and statistics, a median is a number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution from the lower half. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... See Adult. ... Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. ...


There were 29,723 total housing units, of which 95.8% were occupied, and 75.1% were rented and 24.9% were owned; The median property value was $235,400. The median household income in 1999 US dollars was $30,152, and the median family income was $31,247; The per capita income was $13,141; 27.9% of individuals, and 26% of families were living below the poverty line Housing tenure refers to the financial arrangements under which someone has the right to live in a house or apartment. ... Household income may refer to one of the following articles: Median household income Household income in the United States This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Family income is generally considered a primary measure of a nations financial prosperity. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


93.9% of residents were of one race, while 6.1% were multiracial; Roughly 42.6% of residents were Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% were "white", Caucasian, or Arab, 29% were Asian (mostly Chinese), 3.2% were "black" or African American, and 24.7% were "some other race". For other senses of this word, see race (disambiguation). ... Beyoncé Knowles is of mixed White and African American ancestry. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ... The English word Latino derives from the Spanish word latinoamericano (the Portuguese word is also latinoamericano) and refers to inhabitants of Latin America, and their descendents living outside of Latin America. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Typical Caucasian skull The term Caucasian race, Caucasian or Caucasoid is used to refer to people whose ancestry can be traced back to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and parts of Central Asia. ... Arab Americans constitute an ethnicity made up of several waves of immigrants from 22 Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Transportation

Sunset Park is served extensively by road, rail, and ferry service. Sunset Park has access to three expressways; the Gowanus Expressway/I-278, the Prospect Expressway/NY-27 and the Belt Parkway (Parkways do not get numerical designations, although the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan carries a NY-9A shield). A road ascends a mountainside using hairpin bends in the French Alps. ... Rail transport is the transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Pride of Rotterdam, One of the P&O Ferriess Flagships operating the Hull-Rotterdam Route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ... The Prospect Expressway is a short sunken highway that runs through Park Slope and Windsor Terrace between the Gowanus Expressway and the beginning of Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... For other uses, see Parkway (disambiguation). ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...


6 MTA Bus lines serve Sunset Park, they include; B9, B11, B35, B37, B63, B70. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...


Three subway lines run through Sunset Park. The 4th Avenue Line is served by the D, M, N and R trains and has stations at Prospect Avenue, 25th Street, 36th Street, 45th Street, 53rd Street and 59th Street. The West End Line is served by the D and M and has a station at 9th Avenue. The Sea Beach Line is served by the N and has a station at 8th Avenue. Closed during the 2005 New York City transit strike. ... The 59th Street Station serves the Sunset Park neighborhood. ...


Freight trains run on embedded tracks along 1st and 2nd Avenues and on the old Long Island Rail Road Bay Ridge Branch rails which are adjacent to the BMT Sea Beach Line. The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment The Sea Beach Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, connecting the BMT Fourth Avenue Line subway via a four-track wide open cut to Coney Island in Brooklyn. ...


Ferry service is available at 58th Street and 1st Avenue at the Brooklyn Army Terminal to Pier 11, Wall Street, in lower Manhattan. Ferry service was created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks when the Gowanus Expressway and New York City Subway were compromised. It was free from October 2001 to April 2003, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it could not subsidize the service anymore. Today it is operated by NY Waterway as the New York Water Taxi. Water Taxi service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal was a crucial contingency plan during the 2005 New York City transit strike. Brooklyn Army Terminal consists of large complex of piers, docks, warehouses, cranes, railroad sidings and cargo loading equipment. ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street NYSE and Broad Street view from Wall Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow street in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. ... In economics, a subsidy is generally a monetary grant given by government to lower the price faced by producers or consumers of a good, generally because it is considered to be in the public interest. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ... A closed entrance to 45th Street station on the R Line in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. ...


Much of the traffic between Brooklyn Chinatown and Manhattan Chinatown is handled by privately held vans known in English colloquially as "Chinese vans". They cruise down 8th Avenue from 48th street to the 65th Street onramp to Gowanus Expressway/I-278. These vans can be seen during commute hours picking up and unloading passengers on 8th Avenue. As early as 2004, additional vans took passengers to Flushing, Queens. Despite prices of $5 per passenger, these vans were the real contingency plan for people living in Brooklyn Chinatown during the 2005 New York City transit strike. The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. ... Still existing symbols of New York Worlds Fair are in Flushing, Queens. ... A closed entrance to 45th Street station on the R Line in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. ...


In film

Sunset Park is also the name of a 1996 TriStar Pictures film about basketball. The soundtrack featured one of the first solo appearances of Ghostface Killah. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The TriStar Pegasus logo, used since 1993. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles, May 9, 1970, Staten Island, New York) is a rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ...


See also

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Sunset Park, Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1335 words)
Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The hilly terrain of the park affords visitors magnificent views of Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and New Jersey beyond.
The 2000 Census [1] for Sunset Park, Brooklyn approximately shows that there were 120,441 people living in the neighborhood; 50.5% male and 49.5% were female; The median age was 30.8; 17.8% of residents were children, 73.2% were adults (18 years and over), and 9% were senior citizens (65 or over).
Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Information from Answers.com (1352 words)
There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood, located at 43rd Street and 5th Avenue, which is one of the highest points in Brooklyn.
The 2000 Census [1] for Sunset Park approximately shows that there were 120,441 people living in the neighborhood; 50.5% male and 49.5% were female; The median age was 30.8; 17.8% of residents were children, 73.2% were adults (18 years and over), and 9% were senior citizens (65 or over).
Sunset Park has access to three expressways; the Gowanus Expressway/I-278, the Prospect Expressway/NY-27 and the Belt Parkway (Parkways do not get numerical designations, although the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan carries a NY-9A shield).
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