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A Radical Post-Bernie Cooperative Multicultural Immigrant Manifesto

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

In midtown Manhattan, I find myself in a busy beer hall full of holiday revelers. From off in the back, a raucous and cacophonous cheer suddenly rise...

The Future of Bernie's 'Political Revolution' in Brooklyn

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is vital that Bernie sweeps New York on April 19. Concentrating on Brooklyn in particular is a strategically wise move. The area is New York's most populous borough, towering over Manhattan by some one million people, and overall Brooklyn makes up about 10 percent of the state's population.

Scenes From a Latte Art Showdown in Brooklyn

Edible | Posted 08.03.2016 | Taste

Story and photographs by Ben Jay, Writer at Edible Brooklyn Last month, 32 baristas converged upon Industry City for the city's largest latte art t...

Puerto Rican Pride As Sunset Park Fights Off Police Brutality

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

This year's first official Puerto Rican day parade and festival looks to be the start of something big in Sunset Park. Not only has the neighborhood shown a resilience to standing up to police brutality, organizers are angling to stay one step ahead of the cops by building community networks.

Sunset Park Speaks, Bratton Blinks and Sharpton Squirms

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

At the end of last Wednesday's town hall meeting in Sunset Park, NYPD Chief Phillip Banks and his entourage of NYPD head honchos had just about had enough. Dennis Flores, the founder of El Grito de Sunset Park, which organized the meeting, finished the night by demanding 72nd precinct commander Captain Thomas Ng be fired.

Christopher Mathias

At Tense Town Hall, A Call For The NYPD Commissioner To Step Down | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- When organizers turned off the lights Wednesday night, signaling the start of the town hall meeting at the Sunset Park Play Center, ...

No Holding Back: Sunset Park's Fight to Stop Police Brutality

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Carlos Menchaca and Nydia Velazquez didn't say a word. This past Saturday at a march and rally culminating in front of NYPD's 72nd precinct, the local newbie city councilmember and the 11-term congresswoman weren't given a chance to speak.

Michael McLaughlin

Officer Suspended For Rough Handling Of Vendors At NYC Festival | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

New York City police were heavy-handed as they arrested vendors at a Brooklyn street festival on Sunday, according to complaints from witnesses and el...

The Best Dumpling Spots In Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Edible | Posted 05.16.2014 | Taste

This weekend, grab a few friends and let Sunset Park be your giant-size dim sum cart.

Sketches of Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Ali Fitzgerald | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Ali Fitzgerald

In April I spent a week in Sunset Park, a Brooklyn neighborhood and the title of a Paul Auster novel. I walked around the city's namesake park, where you can see kissing couples obstructing the jagged faraway profile of Manhattan.

Lucas Kavner

Occupy Sandy Becomes 21st Century's Relief Organization | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

As local leaders and citizens complain of FEMA and the Red Cross and general government absences in their own neighborhoods, independent and local vol...

Alice Hines

Gas Shortage Crippling Sandy Aid From Food Banks And Charities | Alice Hines | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

At 3 p.m. on the Friday after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, the St. Jacobi church in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was overflowing with boxes of water b...

WATCH: The World's Largest Rooftop Farm Is Coming To Brooklyn

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Brooklyn will soon to be home to the world's largest rooftop farm. Bright Farms, a company that builds greenhouses, has announced they will build ...

Violence Against Women: Keeping Up Our Resolve

Brad Lander | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

Over the last several months, a string of sexual assaults shook the Park Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace communities. This is an important moment to reflect on the plague of violence against women, in Brooklyn and beyond.

Brooklyn Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

A suspect in Sunset Park's Monday night groping has been arrested. Police charged 26-year old Adolfo Martinez with forcible touching and sexual abuse ...

WATCH: 300 Rally In Brooklyn Against Serial Sex Attacker

Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

300 people showed up at a rally in Brooklyn Wednesday night as a show of force against sexual predators who have raped one woman and sexually assaulte...

Audio Walking Tours With Contemporary Literature As Your Guide | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

There’s a passage in Don DeLillo’s Americana where he describes walking down a busy sidewalk among a throng of New Yorkers. He captured this feeli...

New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 2

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Serchuk

Sunset Park is one or two subway stops further away from Manhattan than Park Slope, so it's gentrifying accordingly. It is a less pretentious area, but, then again, it has less to be pretentious about.

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Before the artworld hits its frantic peak, why not delve a bit further afield?

Magnus Saethre, 97-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Faces Eviction (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A controversial landlord wants to give a 97-year-old World War II veteran the boot from his rent controlled apartment. Magnus Saethre pays just $63-a...

A New Dawn in Sunset Park?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A building up for sale could spark a rebirth of Sunset Park's rich industrial legacy.

Steven Arizmendi, Brooklyn Science Teacher, Sells Book Warning Of Satan To Junior High Students | Meredith Kolodner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Brooklyn principal has reprimanded Steven Arizmendi, a sixth-grade teacher, for selling students a book that tells how to "recognize those serving S...

Eating Club: D/M/N/R to 36th Street, Sunset Park

The MTA Dining Car | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The MTA Dining Car

The MTA Dining Car heads to Sunset Park in Brooklyn for a taco tour on a warm and breezy Sunday afternoon.

The Narrows: A Double Life in Brooklyn

Tim McLoughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim McLoughlin

The Brooklyn we drove through back then from our apartment in Sunset Park to the theater, around the corner from my mother's family on 17th Street, was a diorama of post-war, working class urban life.