Sunset Park

Coverage of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Warehouses and “last-mile” facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of “environmental racism.”
Plea deal for Paul Bailey in the 2018 Sunset Park worksite death of Luis Sánchez Almonte aims to get a felony rap dismissed. A contractor and foreperson still face charges after allegedly ignoring OSHA violations for dangerous conditions.
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
The mayor’s pandemic program to close off corridors to cars provided a lifeline to many businesses last year. But restaurants and merchants along a heavily Hispanic stretch of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue say they can’t fully come back without financial help.
Decades of activism by UPROSE and other environmental justice groups paid off when Gov. Cuomo announced last week that a Norwegian energy giant will revitalize a dormant Sunset Park port.
Local and labor groups cheer on a hoped-for wind turbine assembly hub for the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, potentially bringing new manufacturing jobs to a waterfront that has lost many over the years.
Barbers and salon owners in Brooklyn “buffer zone” neighborhood wonder: If shops down the block can stay open, why can’t we?
The move came after four members of Congress representing parts of Brooklyn joined the opposition to the massive Sunset Park rezoning plan.
Activated by battles over high school admissions, new jails and a cop convicted for an accidental shooting, political newcomers seek to influence high-stakes debates.
Six maintenance staff from the sprawling Brooklyn complex testified in opposition at a Council hearing, just as stalled negotiations resume for benefits and boosted pay.
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A crucial hearing is set for Tuesday, with Council members split as Speaker Corey Johnson stays mum. Supporters point to promises of jobs — including positions for locals — while foes fear displacement of Sunset Park residents.
Both buildings, in South Slope and Sunset Park, remained open. The cases emerged as teachers and other staff returned this week to prep for the new school year.
Relocation out of booming Sunset Park business and shopping complex comes as U.S. Postal Service retrenches nationwide.
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s move against project buoys opponents as business leaders navigating post-Amazon seas turn to Speaker Corey Johnson for help.
With the in-person approach no longer viable, outreach efforts are being re-aimed to inspire participation through unexpected tactics.
“Safety issues” over big and small boats sharing space will lead to a move to the far side of Empire Outlets. Meanwhile, Sunset Park gets a new dock.
The present from China for Sunset Park, seven years in the making, falls victim to “geopolitical tensions,” Borough President Eric Adams says.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.
More than five months after their building went up in smoke, longtime renters are pushing the Sunset Park condominium’s board to rebuild.
OSHA investigators found that a cave-in warning was ignored shortly before immigrant construction worker Luis Sánchez Almonte died buried in rubble.