A rendering of the proposed development between 8th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 62nd Street in Sunset Park (By DXA Studio)SUNSET PARK – With recent real estate developments and city investment, it’s clear that the prognostications of residents and politicians about the impending gentrification of Sunset Park were
SUNSET PARK – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Friday, October 27, that Sunset Park’s Chinatown will receive a forty-foot-tall “Friendship Archway” as a gift from the Chaoyang District in Beijing. Rendering via the Office of the Mayor [http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/692-17/mayor-de-blasio-borough-president-adams-that-new-friendship-archway-will-span-8th] In Chinese culture, archways
Revised Design. Rendering via Raymond Chan Architect, New York YIMBYDesign changes have been announced for a massive development project on the boundary of Sunset Park and Dyker Heights, YIMBY [http://newyorkyimby.com/2017/07/updated-design-for-6208-8th-avenue-major-development-coming-to-sunset-park-brooklyn.html] reports. The plan was first unveiled in 2014 [http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/12/community-board-rejects-eighth-avenue-permit-renewal-but-what-community-does-it-represent.
Brooklyn Lunar New Year Parade (Photo by Nathan Haselby)Sunset Park’s Chinatown was a festive scene Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to celebrate the Year of the Rooster [http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/] with the 30th annual Brooklyn Lunar New Year Parade. Roaring Dragon at the
Photo by Tom PrendergastAfter a crash at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Windsor Place in July [/blog/crime/collision-at-windsor-place-and-8th-avenue], we heard from many readers that this intersection is one of many problem intersections in the area. The Department of Transportation recently presented a number of locations in Windsor Terrace
We’ve got more family fun coming to 8th Avenue. The Tiny Scientist [http://thetinyscientist.com/Home.html], located in the old G&Y Deli [/blog/business/gy-deli-on-8th-ave-closed-space-for-rent] at Windsor Place, will introduce their first series of classes for children ages 2-11 the week of January 13. From sensory play
In addition to scheduled manhole work [http://a841-dotweb01.nyc.gov/permit/permit/web_permits/returnSortedPermits.asp?sort=permit_number] on 8th Avenue and 14th Street, it looks like the intersection is in need of a little sinkhole repair. We spotted the above crosswalk depressions this morning as we were walking
source: BK SouthieIf you take the N train you’ve probably noticed the the work being done on the two middle tracks. The old express tracks are in the process of being replaced. The recently revamped BK Southie [http://www.bksouthie.com/2011/11/seen-in-bensonhurst-whats-old-will-be-new-again/] is reporting that, beginning in