Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the western section of Brooklyn, which runs from 65th Street on the south, Ninth Avenue, Greenwood Cemetery and Fifth Avenue to the east, the Upper New York Bay to the west and 38th Street to the north. Originally settled by Irish and Dutch immigrants, Sunset Park has recently become one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York.
This area of Brooklyn has a great mix of real estate available for sale and for rent including homes located on tree-lined streets that descend down to the water. Sunset Park also offers 19th-Century rowhouses in brick, limestone and brownstone. If you prefer a modern apartment or condo, new developments and condo conversions can be found in various sections of the neighborhood. In addition, new live/work spaces have been developed in Sunset Park’s Industry City.
On one side of the park there's 5th Avenue, known as "Little Latin America," lined with restaurants, street vendors, food markets and bakeries. South and slightly east of the park, there's 8th Avenue, "Brooklyn's Chinatown," with Buddhist temples, Asian markets, outstanding Vietnamese restaurants and a plethora of places for dim sum. The 8th Avenue branch of Ten Ren Tea is a fun spot to buy tea bags and bubble tea to go. Bahn-mi doesn't get much better than Ba Xuyên on 8th Avenue, a hole-in-the-wall kitchen with potted trees and four small tables. Though Pacificana on 55th Street is usually packed with long lines, this lavish Cantonese palace has amazing dim sum that is worth the wait. Irish Haven, a cozy and dark neighborhood pub where scenes from Scorsese's The Departed were filmed, has become a popular neighborhood watering hole. If you need to stock up on home goods, Costco is located on 39th street.
Chinese New Year is celebrated with full-on enthusiasm in Sunset Park, complete with parades, confetti, and dragons galore. Melody Lanes, a psychedelic bowling alley on 37th Street, will you take you straight back to the 80’s, complete with leagues, parties and youth programs available to patrons. The park itself is a true neighborhood gem, with 24.5 acres of land containing a pool, baseball fields, basketball courts, Wi-Fi access and a large playground with astounding views of all of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.