Sunset Park has a below average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.
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Sunset Park is a Brooklyn neighborhood on the rise. Sitting on a hill that slopes down to the waterfront, this was once an industrial powerhouse full of active piers and busy warehouses. This industrial part of the neighborhood, which is located west of the highway that splits this community in half, has been deserted for decades. That's been changing as many of these vacant buildings get rehabbed into creative space, offices, housing, and shops. The NBA's Brooklyn Nets team has located their new practice facility here and big brand furniture showrooms, clothing stores, and a chocolate factory have also moved in.
Housing is a mix of renovated lofts near the water and brownstones, rowhouses, apartments, and condo buildings further up the hill.
The population here is largely Latino and Chinese and Sunset Park even boasts its own vibrant Chinatown along 8th Avenue. Fei Long Market is part food court, part supermarket and offers a vast array of groceries plus food stalls selling cuisine from different parts of China.
There is a park here that shares the same name as the neighborhood. It's got a public pool, playground, basketball and handball courts, and plenty of green space. Its highest point offers views of Brooklyn surrounds and even the Stature of Liberty. Bush Terminal Piers Park, which sits along the water, has a nature preserve, walking paths, and athletic fields.
Sunset Park is bordered on the north by Gowanus and South Slope, on the east by Green-Wood Cemetery and Borough Park, on the south by Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, and on the west by the Upper Bay.
Wall Street: 6.2 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 11.4 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 12.4 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 55 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 4.2 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Serves a traditional menu of tacos, tamales, and tostadas in a simple space. Much loved by locals
Whether you're looking for chips, fruits, ice cream, cereal or meat, food of all kinds are in stock at First Fei Long Market. Also has a massive food court.
This neon-lit hole-in-the-wall could be mistaken for any generic Asian take-out house, but they make amazing bánh mì sandwiches.
This burgeoning foodie paradise features baked goods, ice cream, meats, sweets, and Caribbean food, among other options.
A Turkish cafe serving grilled beef meatballs, lamb sausage, and bean salads in a casual, intimate space.
A fancy little tea house that's highly recomended by customers. It's a popular spot for moms in the area.
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