Considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods within New York City, Sunset Park has a large and vibrant Hispanic and Chinese populations. The neighborhood is often times call the "Immigrant Central" by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In fact, Sunset Park is well-known as Brooklyn's Chinatown. While it is a heavily residential neighborhood, the area is only about 50% more densely populated than Brooklyn in the aggregate. Evenings are relatively quiet but safe. Those looking to settle in Sunset…
Considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods within New York City, Sunset Park has a large and vibrant Hispanic and Chinese populations. The neighborhood is often times call the "Immigrant Central" by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In fact, Sunset Park is well-known as Brooklyn's Chinatown. While it is a heavily residential neighborhood, the area is only about 50% more densely populated than Brooklyn in the aggregate. Evenings are relatively quiet but safe. Those looking to settle in Sunset Park will find it easier to find their new home in a row house or brownstone as there are little to no housing inventory for high-rise apartment buildings.
Neighborhood: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Population Density: Sunset Park is a heavily residential neighborhood and not extremely densely-populated only about 50% more densely populated than Brooklyn in the aggregate. Expect relatively quiet streets in the evenings.
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Greenwood Heights, Borough Park, Bay Ridge
Public Transit: D/N/R (36th St.), D (9th Ave.), N/R (45th St., 53rd St., 59th St.), N (8th Ave.); also B9, B11, B35, B37, B63, and B70 buses.
What’s Here?: Sunset Park is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City, with especially vibrant Hispanic and Chinese populations. Called “Immigrant Central” by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunset Park is home to Brooklyn’s Chinatown; as of last year, the top three languages spoken were Spanish, English, and Chinese. All of which means not only a wealth of backgrounds, but also great ethnic food.
From Sunset Park, the park that shares the neighborhood’s name, you can get a stunning view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. And the 175-year-old Green-Wood Cemetery, one of the first bucolic cemeteries, is home to Battle Hill, Brooklyn’s highest point and a Revolutionary War landmark. The neighborhood also houses the Bush Terminal and the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Flat or Tall?: Flat! Sunset Park is full of row houses and brownstones, not high-rises.
History: Like much of New York, Sunset Park’s history is marked by waves of immigration-Irish-Catholics fleeing the potato famine in the mid-1800s, Poles in the 1880s, then Finns and Norwegians. A Hispanic immigration wave followed World War II, and Asian immigration has dominated since the 1980s.
Activities: Eat and shop along 5th Avenue, Sunset Park’s main drag. Visit Sunset Park (the park) for not only the view, but also the public pool, basketball and handball courts, playground, and recreation center. Or head to Green-Wood Cemetery (which predates Central Park and Prospect Park, by the way!) for historic trolley tours or “catacomb cocktails.”
Check it out: The Sunset Park Greenmarket is open Saturdays in the summer and fall. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with parades and performances organized by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association.
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Sunset Park is located within Kings County, New York. This area currently has 2,606,852 residents in 938,803 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 34.5.
When looking at residents older than 25, 25.80% have graduated from high school, 20.68% have a bachelor's degree, and 13.40% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 57.8% and the median income in this county is $50,640.
At least 70.55% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 42.0 minutes.
Geographically, Kings County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.