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[238], Sunset Park generally has a lower ratio of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018[update]. Percentage point difference from Sunset Park. [167][236][237][4] The presence of Our Lady of Perpetual Help indicated the large Catholic population that originally settled in Sunset Park. The first major ethnic group to immigrate to the area in the 1840s was the Irish. [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. [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. "[118], The Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee, founded in 1969 to help the expansion of Lutheran Medical Center,[110] started reclaiming some of the blighted homes, though to little success at first. [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. [84][86][80][81], During the peak periods of construction in Sunset Park, hundreds of developers were involved with constructing row houses in the neighborhood; many were neighborhood residents or had offices in the area, and most were not formally trained as architects. 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. [28] Afterward, several excursion railroads were built from South Brooklyn to the resort areas of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach. For instance, a 2013 guidebook stated that there were over 15 churches devoted to Hispanic congregations on Third through Sixth Avenues, while there were Chinese congregations on Seventh and Eighth Avenues. [5][212] The park's elevated location offers views of New York Harbor; Manhattan; the Statue of Liberty; and, more distantly, the hills of Staten Island and the U.S. state of New Jersey. In Sunset Park, there were 27 preterm births per 1,000 live births (compared to 87 per 1,000 citywide), and 7.9 births to teenage mothers per 1,000 live births (compared to 19.3 per 1,000 citywide). [228] Green-Wood Cemetery contains 600,000 graves and 7,000 trees spread out over 478 acres (193 ha). "[51] A notable exception to this was the group of single-family homes in central Sunset Park, though these were also easy to build. Conversely, several churches have multi-ethnic congregations, including the Grace Baptist Church and Second Evangelical Free Church. [b][13][21] The first major development in the region was Green-Wood Cemetery, which opened in 1840 near the boundary of South Brooklyn and Bay Ridge,[22][23][24] and quickly became popular as a tourist attraction. [193] As of 2018[update], with a non-fatal assault rate of 37 per 100,000 people, Sunset Park's rate of violent crimes per capita is less than that of the city as a whole. [151] The avenue is lined with Chinese businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, Buddhist temples, video stores, bakeries, community organizations, and a Hong Kong Supermarket. These features were removed in 1935–1936 when the current neoclassical/Art Deco style pool was built by Aymar Embury II during a Works Progress Administration project. Most of the housing inventory in the waterfront district failed to comply with a 1961 zoning resolution that subjected 2,000 residences to "rigid prohibitions against reconstruction [...], improvements [or] certain kinds of repairs"; this rapidly hastened predatory blockbusting practices. [138]:7, Until the early 1960s, Sunset Park's main population was made up of Europeans. The precinct reported 2 murders, 32 rapes, 185 robberies, 209 felony assaults, 153 burglaries, 468 grand larcenies, and 77 grand larcenies auto in 2018. 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. "[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. The neighborhood would have neither numbers nor spirit without its immigrant populations, which remain a core of neighborhood vitality. [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. The newer residents tended to be poorer, leading to claims of "de-gentrification". [274], Several New York City Subway stations are located in Sunset Park. [22][32] Following the establishment of the ferry, the Eighth Ward finally became a desirable place to live. [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. DEMOGRAPHICS. It is desirably located close to shopping and dining in downtown Wilmington. 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. [258][259] A redevelopment of the library site was proposed in 2014 and approved in 2017; the plan calls for a 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) library and 49 affordable housing units to be constructed at 5108 Fourth Avenue. [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. [39], Most of the initial housing stock was centered around Fourth and Fifth Avenues. [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. 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. [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. "[75][77], Though many row house districts in New York City housed wealthy professionals and businesspeople, Sunset Park was developed as a middle-class area, with most residents being either mid-level professionals (such as clerks and bookkeepers) or skilled tradespeople, including carpenters and plumbers. The landowners requested that sewers be installed, and that the streets be paved and opened. [64] Such was the rate of development, houses were being sold before they were even completed, and land prices could rise significantly just within several hours. Explore Sunset Park neighborhood statistics including diversity, population, income, and other demographic statistics. [11][12], During the American Revolution, the area was mostly owned by the descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen, an early immigrant from Norway. This was followed by Polish and Nordic Americans in the late 19th century and by, Italians in the 20th century. [66] The line opened to 59th Street on June 21, 1915,[74][75] except the 45th Street and 53rd Street stations, which opened on September 22, 1915. [26] In particular, Scandinavian immigrants were one of the largest ethnic groups in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. and drawn by Henry Fulton [1874]", "The Bergen Homestead: It Stood Directly in the British Line of Battle", "Map of the city of Brooklyn, as laid out by commissioners, and confirmed by acts of the Legislature of the state of New York : made from actual surveys, the farm lines and names of original owners, being accurately drawn from authentic sources, containing also a map of the Village of Williamsburgh, and part of the city of New-York : compiled from accurate surveys & documents and showing the true relative position of all", "Park Slope Historic District Extension I", "Park Slope Historic District Extension II", "Greater South Brooklyn in Van of Borough's Development March", "Statue of Doctor Who Did Slave Experiments Is Exiled. Unlike the other geographical entities detailed on this site, neighborhoods are not recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city of Brooklyn acquired the land in 1891 as part of its plan to build several parks citywide. [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. "[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. [275], Sunset Park also contains a network of waterfront freight railroads. [54], The land for the park was acquired in 1891 through 1905 and initially contained a pond, golf course, rustic shelter, and carousel. [234], Sunset Park includes several architecturally prominent religious institutions. 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Map of New York City Brooklyn Sunset Park East Demographics Sunset Park is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. [138]:10, There are several hospitals and medical clinics in the Sunset Park area, the largest of which is NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. 130,783), including age, race, sex, income, poverty, marital status, education and more. [22], After the establishment of transport to the Eighth Ward, the region began to quickly develop as a residential neighborhood,[33] with the first speculatively-developed houses being built in the mid-1880s. A small Finnish population, consisting of mostly families, also settled in Sunset Park in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These small commuter vans carry passengers between the locales for a fee. Generally, commercial areas are restricted to the ground floors of buildings on Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Avenues. Others are small four- or five-story apartments with multiple dwellings, similar to tenements. [239], Sunset Park's rate of elementary school student absenteeism is lower than the rest of New York City. [37] South Brooklyn's development was also helped by the conversion of the Third Avenue stagecoach line to a steam-powered route. [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. Sunset Park is part of Brooklyn Community District 7. [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. [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. [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. The route was renewed several times through mid-2014,[283][284][285] but was discontinued on October 31, 2014 because of a lack of funding. Usually when buildings fall into Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, like 747 4th Ave., the affordable units are based on 60% of AMI. [206], Sunset Park is covered by two ZIP Codes: most of the neighborhood south of 44th Street is part of 11220 while Industry City and the area north of 44th Street is within 11232. At that point, the Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee had renovated about 200 units and had federal funds for 333 more. [83] Many of the Finnish-built cooperative apartment buildings contained open courts within them. [106] These new residents started improving formerly decrepit properties in Sunset Park. It is patrolled by the 72nd Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Though modern-day Brooklyn is coextensive with Kings County, this was not always the case. [66] The announcement of the subway line resulted in the immediate development of row houses in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. [5], The areas west of Third Avenue are zoned mostly for light industrial usage and as such, mainly contain factories, cargo storage and other industrial buildings. 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. [291], Neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, For the park after which the neighborhood is named, see, National Register of Historic Places listings, Because it was once close to the southern boundary of the City of Brooklyn, Sunset Park is considered to be part of ". These roads would be used during the American Revolutionary War in the Battle of Long Island. [85][86][80][81] Portions of the neighborhood became known as "Finntown"[87][88] and "Little Norway". [58] The land contained an oil refinery belonging to the Bush & Denslow company of Rufus T. Bush. According to real-estate sources, all of these business- and office-related activities will "drive residential momentum" in the western part of Sunset Park. [105] This resulted in the downfall of one of the neighborhood's main commercial arteries. [279] New York Water Taxi took over the route in 2003 and instituted a fare. Neighborhoods provided by, Updated on Sep 14, 2018, v1.1.19720e649f70d777d0434e52c26f4b34b3e23a84. Sunset Park is an area in Southwestern Brooklyn,Brooklyn,New York City,New York with a population of 81,438. Subway Crowns Decade of Civic Struggle", "Bay Ridge Parkway – Doctors' Row Historic District", "Fourth Avenue Subway Is Sent To A Committee", "Fourth Avenue Subway To Be Political Issue", "Crappy 100th Birthday, R Train! [184] The section between 40th and 51st Streets is operated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) as a garment manufacturing complex. [162], The neighborhood has several individual landmarks designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission:[163], Four residential historic districts were designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June 2019:[171], A portion of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as a historic district, known for its Romanesque and Renaissance Revival architecture. [25] By 1870, the first row houses were constructed in the Eighth Ward, ultimately replacing the wooden houses in the area. Finnish-Americans in Finn Town, 39th Street near 8th Avenue", "Birth of the NYC Co-op. For additional information about the data presented on this site, including our sources, please see the About Page. [27]:7 The Brooklyn City Railroad, founded in 1853, started offering stagecoach service from Fulton Ferry to destinations such as Bay Ridge. [66] For much of 1908, there were legal disagreements about whether the project could be funded while remaining within the city's debt limit. By August 1890, the Brooklyn commissioners were opening several streets in South Brooklyn. [216] Bush Terminal Piers Park opened in November 2014. 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%). 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. [178], Two power stations are located in Sunset Park near the waterfront. 2, U.S. Navy Fleet Supply Base and the Weir Greenhouse are NRHP sites. However, the rapid development of Sunset Park had forestalled the emergence of upper middle class apartment houses that took root in comparable neighborhoods throughout the early 20th century; coupled with the impact of the waterfront, Sunset Park's aggregate average and median household expenditures were more analogous to the redlined working class neighborhoods that had arisen in once-affluent areas following Brooklyn's consolidation into the City of Greater New York. The Gowanus Expressway runs on the western side of the neighborhood while the Prospect Expressway runs to the north, near Park Slope. [286] Sunset Park has been served by NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn and Rockaway routes[287][288] since 2017. [69] During the Dual System negotiations, the construction of an extension of the Fourth Avenue subway was recommended as part of the Dual System, which was approved in 1912. More expensive row houses had a raised, ground-level basement and first floor as a single duplex unit, and the second floor as another unit. 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. This page reports on the population distribution in Sunset Park, both in terms of raw head counts, and in terms of population density per square mile. ", 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. At its peak, the enclave had 10,000 Finnish residents and contained its own Finnish language newspaper. [138]:6 The percentage of Sunset Park students excelling in reading and math has been increasing, with reading achievement rising from 44 percent in 2000 to 54 percent in 2011, and math achievement rising from 39 percent to 67 percent within the same period. [211], Sunset Park's namesake is a 24.5-acre (9.9 ha) public park located between 41st and 44th Streets and Fifth and Seventh Avenues. 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/km2). [78][84][86] After the Depression, the western section of the neighborhood began to decline in earnest. October 1942. [133][134][135], Sunset Park is divided into two neighborhood tabulation areas, Sunset Park West and Sunset Park East, which collectively comprise the population of Sunset Park. [50] The Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote that "the general tendency seems to be to develop Greater South Brooklyn in such a way that families possessed of moderate incomes may there establish themselves...under conditions which will not put too heavy a strain on the purse". In the last decade, the population of Sunset Park has exploded, while the available housing stock has remained the same, leading to rising property prices and rents. 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. [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. [106] Author Tarry Hum stated that these residents' interest in Sunset Park row houses was "an important neighborhood amenity that … helped stem the area’s decline". [75] Alongside tenements and apartment houses stemming from the nationally prosperous 1914–1929 era, the area was characterized by "limestones and brownstones, as well and brick and wood rowhouses". [22], Growth of the neighborhood also came with the development of the South Brooklyn waterfront. [263] In addition, numerous local streets are designated as truck routes, including the Gowanus and Prospect Expressways, Third Avenue, and parts of several other streets. Light industrial zoning is also present south of 61st and 62nd Streets. Road data © OpenStreetMap contributors. "[42] The extension of the Fifth Avenue elevated opened to 65th Street on October 1, 1893. [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. [231]:46[232][159] While many of these places of worship are Roman Catholic or Pentecostal churches, there are also several mosques. Sunset Park Elementary School located in Windermere, Florida - FL. 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