There’s no better view of New York City than the one from the top of the hill in Sunset Park. There before you spreads Staten Island and its row of orange ferries; the port of Elizabeth’s container cranes wading like seabirds; downtown Newark bristling with skyscrapers; the commercial towers of the Financial District; and the Statue of Liberty hoisting her light, as if hoping to be noticed. Founded in the 1890s and laid out with twisting and ascending Victorian paths, Sunset Park lent its name to the south Brooklyn neighborhood that surrounds it, reaching from the bay to Fort Hamilton Parkway, and from 36th to 65th streets.
The neighborhood is rich in restaurants, especially budget-priced ones, with Mexican, Ecuadorian, Colombian, and other Latin establishments mainly arranged along Fourth and Fifth avenues, and Chinese, Vietnamese, other Asian nationalities along Seventh and Eighth avenues and side streets. Starting in 2015, Industry City came to life on the waterfront and has become a formidable food destination on its own — it’s well worth a visit. Here are some of our favorite places to eat in Sunset Park.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More