[6][13] Among the few houses in the region was the Kent Castle, a Gothic Revival villa on present-day 59th Street. Elizabeth Canela, project manager for Totem, a developer based in Brooklyn, has become a main character in the current rezoning fight in Sunset Park. [138]:13 In Sunset Park, 24% of residents are obese, 11% are diabetic, and 27% have high blood pressure—compared to the citywide averages of 24%, 11%, and 28% respectively. Sunset Park neighborhood, Brooklyn, New York (NY), 11215, 11220, 11232 detailed profile The greenway is planned to connect neighborhoods along Brooklyn's waterfront, running through the Industry City complex to the 23-acre (9.3 ha) Owls Head Park in Bay Ridge, which is also served by the Sunset Park Greenway. DEMOGRAPHICS. The speculators then collected the balance of the mortgage, which had been insured by the FHA; this resulted in several FHA officials and speculators being indicted for fraud, though by that time, "the resulting abandonment could not be reversed. [22][32] Following the establishment of the ferry, the Eighth Ward finally became a desirable place to live. [257] Following a serious 1970 fire, the old library was demolished and rebuilt, reopening in January 1972. [278] After subway service in Lower Manhattan was disrupted following 9/11, the city established a free ferry service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal's 58th Street Pier to Pier 11/Wall Street, using funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [26] In particular, Scandinavian immigrants were one of the largest ethnic groups in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. (Oct. 1913). Total crime has decreased since the 1990s, and the 72nd Precinct is one of the safest precincts in Brooklyn as of 2010[update]. [106][26] Though Sunset Park had a small Puerto Rican community centered around the maritime trades as early as the 1920s, it grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s when urban renewal projects in Manhattan pushed them away from longstanding enclaves in the Upper West Side, East Harlem and the Lower East Side. At its peak, the enclave had 10,000 Finnish residents and contained its own Finnish language newspaper. [138]:9 Twelve percent of Sunset Park residents are smokers, which is slightly lower than the city average of 14% of residents being smokers. [138]:14, The concentration of fine particulate matter, the deadliest type of air pollutant, in Sunset Park is 0.0085 milligrams per cubic metre (8.5×10−9 oz/cu ft), higher than the citywide and boroughwide averages. Through the late 19th century, Sunset Park was sparsely developed, and it was considered to be part of Bay Ridge or South Brooklyn. [238], Sunset Park generally has a lower ratio of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018[update]. While the term 'Hispanic' is an ethnic, not a racial, designation (and so there exist Hispanic and non-Hispanic people of all races), we conform with the common practice of comparing Hispanics with other racial groups. [217][218], Sunset Park also has several smaller playgrounds:[219], NYC Parks also maintains a number of smaller park spaces, including triangles, pedestrian malls and strips, and areas with seating. 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[179], There are two solid waste transfer plants and a sanitation garage in Sunset Park. [232] Several places of worship are composed according to ethnicity. To overcome this we have computed reasonable estimates of the same statistics that are presented for other the entity types. "[117] Even though these homes were renovated shoddily, they were sold to lower-income families who then went into foreclosure because of unaffordable maintenance costs. South Brooklyn, an area in central Kings County extending to the former Brooklyn city line near Green-Wood Cemetery's southern border, was originally settled by the Canarsee Indians, one of several indigenous Lenape peoples who farmed and hunted on the land. Covering an area of 1,854.8 acres (750.6 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 68.1 inhabitants per acre (43,600/sq mi; 16,800/km ). [106] The four-lane Gowanus Parkway was replaced in the 1960s with a six-lane expressway of the same name to carry truck and car traffic to and from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which opened in 1964. [78][84][86] After the Depression, the western section of the neighborhood began to decline in earnest. Based on this calculation, as of 2018[update], Sunset Park is considered to be gentrifying. After the decline of the industrial hubs in the 1940s and 1950s, the name "Sunset Park" was given to the region north of 65th Street as part of an urban renewal initiative. In 1905, the Rapid Transit Commission adopted the Fourth Avenue route to Fort Hamilton; following approval by the Board of Estimate and mayor of New York City, the route was approved by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. [207] The United States Post Office operates the Sunset Station at 6102 Fifth Avenue,[208] the Bay Ridge Station at 5501 Seventh Avenue,[209] and the Bush Terminal Station at 900 Third Avenue. [126][127], Following the 1966 poverty area designation, the area from 36th Street to the Prospect Expressway was incorporated into Sunset Park. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 46.4% (58,654) of the population. [83], While many of the first residents in southern Sunset Park were initially Irish, German, Italians or Eastern European Jews,[84] by the 1910s there was a growing Scandinavian district. Rent burden, or the percentage of residents who have difficulty paying their rent, is 57% in Sunset Park, higher than the citywide and boroughwide rates of 52% and 51% respectively. ", U.S. National Register of Historic Places, a 24.5-acre (9.9 ha) public park of the same name, Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail Road, Former 18th Police Precinct Station House and Stable, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Storehouse No. [201] In the New York State Senate, Sunset Park is in four districts: the 17th district, represented by Simcha Felder; the 20th district, represented by Zellnor Y. Myrie; the 23rd district, represented by Diane J. Savino, and the 25th district, represented by Velmanette Montgomery. [111] As part of this process, it received its current moniker and boundaries. [154], People from Gujarat in India also started settling in and around Sunset Park in 1974. [5] By 1909, there was significant development in the area surrounding the park,[57] and the immediate surrounding area became known as "Sunset Park" as well. [106] These new residents started improving formerly decrepit properties in Sunset Park. [189][62] The Second Battalion Naval Militia Armory on 5100 First Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, was built in 1903 or 1904,[190][191] and was demolished in the 1970s to make way for a post office. This was followed by the provision of funding for water mains in October 1890, and a similar act for gas mains in 1892. [43][44], Development in South Brooklyn continued even though the Panic of 1893 had resulted in the stoppage of nearly all developments in the rest of Brooklyn. Sunset Park is part of Brooklyn Community District 7. [54], The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 14-mile (23 km) off-street path, runs on the waterfront of Sunset Park. [235] The Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir, located nearby on 25th Street, is another Roman Catholic parish; its red-brick building was designed in 1904 by John Ryan in the Gothic style. [228][226] Opened in 1840,[22][23][24] it has been described as "Brooklyn's first public park by default" prior to Prospect Park's construction. Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, bounded by Park Slope and Green-Wood Cemetery to the north, Borough Park to the east, Bay Ridge to the south, and Upper New York Bay to the west. Census data for NYC-Brooklyn Community District 7--Sunset Park & Windsor Terrace PUMA, NY (pop. [149], The European immigrants and their descendants began leaving the neighborhood during the 1950s and 1960s, and they were replaced by new immigrants. Throughout these reports we will refer to several racial and ethnic groups, the definitions of which derive from those used by the US Census Bureau. [6][7] The Canarsee traded with other indigenous peoples, and by the early 17th century, also with Dutch and English settlers. [45] Due to the large number of residential developments being built in South Brooklyn, in 1893 the Brooklyn city government banned the erection of wood-framed structures between Fourth and Fifth Avenues south of 39th Street. [227], North of 39th Street and east of Fifth Avenue is Green-Wood Cemetery. [35][36] The bill was passed the next year with minor changes. [108], Third Avenue and the waterfront district soon evolved into a haven for prostitution and drug use, a milieu evoked by Hubert Selby Jr. in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964). [260] In May 2018, a temporary branch was opened at 4201 Fourth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets. [159], Further north is the Parish of St. Rocco, a Roman Catholic parish, housed in a former Norwegian Lutheran church on 27th Street. The weight for a given tract (or block group) is computed as the population of the census tabulation blocks that occupy the intersection between the tract and the neighborhood as a fraction of the total population of the neighborhood. "[160] Though their facades were analogous to the less expensive tier of one-family row houses elsewhere in Brooklyn,[f] most of these structures were in fact built as two-family residences. [8][9][a] However, after the land was purchased in the 1640s by Dutch settlers who laid out their farms along the waterfront, the Canarsee were soon displaced, and had left Brooklyn by the 18th century. [11] When New Netherland was conveyed to the English in 1664, the latter improved the waterfront pathway in the town of Brooklyn as part of a Gowanus (Coast) Road, which ran southwest to an east–west trail called Martense's Lane, then southward to the boundary with New Utrecht. The BMT Fourth Avenue Line has stations at 36th Street (D​, ​N​, and ​R trains), 45th Street (R train), 53rd Street (R train), and 59th Street (N​ and ​R trains). [124] Industry City was also successful, and was 98 percent occupied by 1980. [110] In addition, Chinese immigrants settled in the area in large numbers. [50] Many row houses were extremely crowded, often housing ten or more people across both units. O n a clear day, looking out over the sloshing blue-gray swell of Gowanus Bay from Sunset Park’s waterfront, you can see the Manhattan skyline. [280] In 2008, New York Water Taxi established a route between Pier 11 and Breezy Point, Queens, with a stop at Brooklyn Army Terminal. By August 1890, the Brooklyn commissioners were opening several streets in South Brooklyn. [39], Most of the initial housing stock was centered around Fourth and Fifth Avenues. [144][148] These initially catered primarily to the area's Finnish population, but others of European descent also lived in these co-ops. [11][12], During the American Revolution, the area was mostly owned by the descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen, an early immigrant from Norway. [93] The most prolific developer was Thomas Bennett,[d] who lived in Sunset Park and designed at least 600 structures in the neighborhood. The houses are in several architectural styles, including. [106][113][121]:73 By the 1980s, other Latin American immigrants including Dominican, Ecuadorian, and Mexican Americans had started populating Sunset Park. [119] By the early 1980s, people were willing to move to Sunset Park due to its high number of affordable units. Sunset Park contains the following public elementary schools which serve grades K-5 unless otherwise indicated: The following public middle schools serve grades 6-8: The following public high schools serve grades 9-12: As of 2017[update], five new schools were being planned for Sunset Park. [155] The ethnic diversity of the neighborhood is celebrated annually with the Parade of Flags down Fifth Avenue,[106] which started in 1994. The incarceration rate of 289 per 100,000 people is lower than that of the city as a whole. [13], Brooklyn became urbanized in the 19th century, with many people choosing to live in Brooklyn and commute to Manhattan, and residential development started spreading outward from Brooklyn Heights. The first Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes were maritime workers who settled near the waterfront, while Finns were mostly tenant farmers or non-landowning laborers. [198] In 2018, this population of uninsured residents was estimated to be 22%, which is higher than the citywide rate of 12%. [38] The conversion occurred in spite of several opponents, who argued that steam engines would spook horses. The city government bought the Brooklyn Army Terminal in 1981,[122] and renovated it for manufacturing use;[123][124][125] the first industrial tenants signed leases for space in the terminal in 1987. [159] While these houses retained their polychrome facades and other Victorian-era design flourishes (akin to the "painted ladies" of San Francisco) as late as 1940,[161] most have been clad in vinyl siding and Formstone for decades. Percentage point difference from Sunset Park. … The numeral within the circle is the total number of teachers (FTE). The Sunset Park neighborhood has gone through many ethnic changes and is a microcosm of many of the immigration waves that transformed the city of New York. Unlike the other geographical entities detailed on this site, neighborhoods are not recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. [192][62] The 72nd Precinct ranked 16th safest out of 69 patrol areas for per-capita crime in 2010. [36][65][67] In 1905 and 1906 realty values increased by about 100 percent, and land values increased due to the promise of improved transportation access. [138]:7, Until the early 1960s, Sunset Park's main population was made up of Europeans. Catered toward the middle class and designed in the Renaissance Revival style, they were built starting in 1892. [53][54]:3 The park would be expanded southward to 44th Street in 1904. [101] The HOLC contended that the brownstones and the newly built Sunset Park Play Center were positive attributes of the neighborhood, but that the overall rating of the area was revised downward due to its industrial uses and the high numbers of Italian immigrants east of Seventh Avenue. The cheaper row houses contained an undesignated English basement and one unit on each of the first (or stoop-level) and second floors. [156] The core of the Hispanic population is west of Fifth Avenue, while the Chinese population straddles the area from Seventh Avenue eastward to Borough Park, one of Brooklyn's fastest-growing Chinatowns. [56] Residential construction boomed in the late 19th and early 20th century amid real estate speculation initiated by the construction of the park and the Fifth Avenue elevated line. [27]:7 The Brooklyn City Railroad, founded in 1853, started offering stagecoach service from Fulton Ferry to destinations such as Bay Ridge. [150], In the 1980s, Sunset Park became the location of the borough's first Chinatown, which is located along Eighth Avenue roughly between 44th and 68th Streets. [13] Though development of the park was precluded by its irregular topography,[55] nevertheless it became a popular gathering place for Bay Ridge and South Brooklyn residents. [264], Some traffic from Sunset Park to either Manhattan's or Flushing's Chinatowns is handled by privately held minibuses or "dollar vans". Factors cited in the article included redevelopment along the waterfront in Industry City and Bush Terminal, the 2014 opening of Bush Terminal Park, and the use of warehouses as party and event spaces. [78], Prior to the 1960s, much of the modern-day Sunset Park neighborhood was considered part of Bay Ridge, except for the area around the park itself. Generally, commercial areas are restricted to the ground floors of buildings on Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Avenues. This trend coincided with widespread white flight to adjoining areas (including Bay Ridge, Staten Island, and inner suburbs in the New York metropolitan area) and the increasing prominence of the neighborhood's Puerto Rican community. The BMT West End Line (D train) has a station at Ninth Avenue, while the BMT Sea Beach Line (N train) has a station at Eighth Avenue. [142][85], An early ethnic enclave in Sunset Park was Finntown, an enclave of Finnish immigrants in northern Sunset Park, which was composed of immigrants arriving during the first decades of the 20th century. [83] Many of the Finnish-built cooperative apartment buildings contained open courts within them. Census block groups are preferred when the statistic in question is available on the block group level. "[47] Two-story on basement row houses were the most common building class to be erected in modern-day Sunset Park in the 1900s and 1910s due to their wide appeal, with the majority of these being two-family homes. [138]:16 In addition, 18% of children are obese, compared to the citywide average of 20%. [256], The Sunset Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is located at 5108 Fourth Avenue. Standard Oil bought this refinery in the 1880s and dismantled it, but after Rufus T. Bush's death in 1890, his son Irving T. Bush bought the land back. [184] The section between 40th and 51st Streets is operated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) as a garment manufacturing complex. The neighborhood was particularly desirable because it still retained a large number of industrial jobs on the waterfront, to the west of Third Avenue. One is the Narrows Generating Station, located at 53rd Street, which is capable of producing 297 to 320 megawatts (398,000 to 429,000 hp). [180][181] The other is the Gowanus Generating Station, located at Third Avenue and 28th Street, capable of producing 572 to 640 megawatts (767,000 to 858,000 hp). It is patrolled by the 72nd Precinct of the New York City Police Department. [128] Some in the neighborhood have expressed fears of the gentrification that could follow in the wake of these developments. [21][50] For the majority of two-family row houses in Sunset Park, which were speculatively developed for no specific tenants, the owner's family lived in one unit and rented the other out. Sunset Park Elementary School located in Windermere, Florida - FL. Sunset Park is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 14,570. Sunset Park’s housing issues can be traced back decades but have been recently exacerbated due to an increased population, rampant threats of gentrification and the deep impact of … [62][186] The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, an intermodal shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing complex, is located west of Industry City between 29th and 39th Streets. [53] The park was so named because its elevated location provided views of the sunset to the west. [138]:8, The 72nd Precinct has a lower crime rate than in the 1990s, with crimes across all categories having decreased by 79.1% between 1990 and 2018. [139]:53 (PDF p. 84)[140] Most inhabitants are middle-aged adults and youth: 22% are between the ages of 0–17, 39% between 25–44, and 21% between 45–64. ", Landmarks Preservation Commission (Sunset Park 50th Street) 2019, "Realty Market in a More Hopeful Condition", Landmarks Preservation Commission (Central Sunset Park) 2019, "Just One Of The Scandals; Outrageous Price Paid For Alderman Coffey's Park", "Brooklyn's Sunset Park; Where Magnificent Views Of Earth And Sea May Be Had", "Leveling Bay Ridge Hills; A Steam Shovel on a Movable Track Making New Flatland", "Future of South Brooklyn And Its Suburbs", "Parsons' Great Transit Plan for Brooklyn; New Tunnels, Subways and Elevated Lines", "Building of Fourth Ave. [22] Further development was hindered by the area's steep and irregular topography, which resulted in some lots being higher than the streets they were located on. "[51] A notable exception to this was the group of single-family homes in central Sunset Park, though these were also easy to build. [e] Nevertheless, because of the historical prominence of owner-occupied housing in the area prior to the widespread emergence of cooperative housing in apartment-oriented neighborhoods, Sunset Park's homeownership rate was at least as high as some of the city's wealthiest communities. [59] Irving Bush built six warehouses on the site between 1895 and 1897, but soon observed their inefficiency, and instead devised plans for Bush Terminal, a combined shipping/warehousing complex between 32nd and 51st Streets. While denoting the redlining-induced socioeconomic decline of the waterfront, it revealed that the uphill section was more affluent than other residential, white ethnic-dominated areas adjacent to the city's industrial and maritime economies. [279] New York Water Taxi took over the route in 2003 and instituted a fare. [282], In the aftermath of subway disruptions arising from Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, SeaStreak began running a route from Rockaway Park, Queens, to Pier 11 and the East 34th Street ferry terminal. [5][26] The 39th Street Ferry started traveling to the Whitehall Street ferry terminal in Manhattan in 1887, followed two years later by the opening of the Fifth Avenue elevated train line in the neighborhood. [11][13] They owned two homesteads, the DeHart-Bergen House close to 37th Street and the Johannes Bergen House around 55th Street;[11][14] the former was used by the British during the Revolution. With many examples clad in brownstone (a style that had largely become old-fashioned by the late 1890s) to evoke the grandeur of earlier neighborhoods, the row houses in Sunset Park were a viable option for middle-class families who could not afford to move to the suburbs or into single-family houses. [85][86][80][81] Portions of the neighborhood became known as "Finntown"[87][88] and "Little Norway". [64] The first definite plans for a Fourth Avenue subway (today's R train) were proposed by Rapid Transit Commission engineer William Barclay Parsons in 1903,[65] and two years later, a citizens' committee was created to aid the creation of the subway line. [179][180] A temporary power plant was established at Third Avenue and 23rd Street in 2001, consisting of two 44-megawatt (59,000 hp) natural gas turbines. [3] Other NRHP listings include the Ninth Avenue station, the Alku and Alku Toinen buildings, and the Fourth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. However, brownstone rows exist as far north as 420-424 36th Street and as far east as 662 56th Street, while several bayed brick rows (notably exemplified by 240-260 45th Street) are situated south of Fourth Avenue, where wood frame and frame-brick houses dating from the earliest development in the area remain prevalent. [113][a] With aid from federal, state, and local agencies, Sunset Park slowly began redeveloping. [261], Sunset Park has access to three limited-access highways: the I-278 (Gowanus) and NY 27 (Prospect) Expressways as well as the Belt Parkway. Many of these residences have been beautifully restored to give this neighborhood a uniquely historic feel with tons of character. [215] One component of the greenway is Bush Terminal Piers Park, a green space between 43rd and 50th Streets that contains a pedestrian and bike path as well as baseball and soccer fields. Sunset Park. [11] Similar to Dutch farms, the farms in modern Sunset Park occupied long, narrow plots. Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies. Map of New York City Brooklyn Sunset Park East Demographics Explore Sunset Park neighborhood statistics including diversity, population, income, and other demographic statistics. [28] Afterward, several excursion railroads were built from South Brooklyn to the resort areas of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach. [179][180] The station was proposed for replacement in the late 2010s. Demographics. [116], However, due to collusion between the banking and real estate industries and actors in the Federal Housing Administration against the Puerto Rican community, hundreds of housing units were soon lost to abandonment. Sunset Park neighbors selected these businesses as their Neighborhood Favorites for … Usually when buildings fall into Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, like 747 4th Ave., the affordable units are based on 60% of AMI. [138]:10, There are several hospitals and medical clinics in the Sunset Park area, the largest of which is NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. In 2018, 74% of residents described their health as "good," "very good," or "excellent," less than the city's average of 78%. [13] Present-day Sunset Park, several miles away from Brooklyn Heights, was still primarily agricultural in the 1830s and remained that way until the middle of the 19th century. The church was founded in 1893–1894 at the same location, and the current building was finished in the 1920s. Sunset Park 50th Street Historic District, a set of 50 row houses along 50th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Chelsey Sanchez Apr 1, 2019. [177], The former 18th Police Precinct Station House and Stable is also on the NRHP in addition to being a city landmark. [286] Sunset Park has been served by NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn and Rockaway routes[287][288] since 2017. Central Sunset Park Historic District, a set of over 140 two-family houses along 47th and 48th Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Population: count of all residents of the given entity at the time of the survey, excluding visitors In the interests of brevity and clarity we have combined several of the Census categories yielding the following mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive categories: In all cases, racial and ethnic classification is based on self-identification. Maimonides Medical Center is located in nearby Borough Park. Sunset Park is an area in Wilmington,New Hanover County,North Carolina with a population of 24,279. Its Ideas Are Not", "Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance; Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel", "Early Rapid Transit in Brooklyn, 1878–1913", "Eighth Ward Improvements: Lands Recovered from the Sea—Lively Prospects for the Future", "Real Estate Market: A Boom in Suburban Property Expected", "Fire Limits: Should They be Still Further Extended? This widening necessitated the removal of all industrial buildings and housing on the east side of the avenue, destroying the rest of the business district built around the Third Avenue Line. [5] This was due to "redlining" implemented after the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, a federal agency, released color-coded maps in the late 1930s, indicating which neighborhoods were "desirable" for investments and which neighborhoods should be avoided. -20% -10% -0% +10% +20% % ref. Sunset Park has a high percentage of adults who have not completed high school (42%) and a low percentage of adults with college degrees (29%). The total number of households is 10,350 with 2 people per household on average.The median age of the current population is 38 with 6,470 people being married and 14,079 being single. The National Park Service report (1988) also states that Bennett was the only developer in the Sunset Park Historic District about whom substantive information is known. [138]:2, As of 2016, the median household income in Community Board 7 was $56,787. [157], According to The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Sunset Park is bounded to the north by the Prospect Expressway and the Park Slope neighborhood, to the east by Ninth Avenue and the Borough Park neighborhood, to the south by 65th Street and the Bay Ridge neighborhood, and to the west by New York Harbor. [136], The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 14.5% (18,321) White, 2.3% (2,908) African American, 0.2% (195) Native American, 35.2% (44,538) Asian, 0% (32) Pacific Islander, 0.3% (335) from other races, and 1.1% (1,398) from two or more races. Sunset Park is divided into two neighborhood tabulation areas, Sunset Park West and Sunset Park East, which collectively comprise the population of Sunset Park. 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