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Coverage of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Amazon, FedEx and UPS Deliver New NYC Warehouses, Bringing a Package of Environmental Challenges

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."

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Engineer Pleads Guilty in Worker’s Brooklyn Construction Collapse Death — But Will Likely Avoid Prison

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.

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Chinese Voters Came Out in Force for the GOP in NYC, Shaking Up Politics

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.

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De Blasio’s ‘Open Streets’ Closed to Ailing Businesses Scraping to Raise Cash

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.

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Meet the Green Agitators Who Planted Seeds for Brooklyn’s Coming Wind Turbine Assembly Hub

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.

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Stuck Waterfront Ferris Wheel Plan Takes Center Stage in Staten Island Political Races

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Offshore Wind Energy Hopes Brighten Sunset Park Outlook After Industry City Unplugged

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.

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‘It’s Really Unfair:’ Sunset Park Salons React to Cuomo COVID Cluster Closures

Barbers and salon owners in Brooklyn "buffer zone" neighborhood wonder: If shops down the block can stay open, why can’t we?

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Developer Scraps Industry City Expansion Amid Growing Opposition, Becoming Amazon II

The move came after four members of Congress representing parts of Brooklyn joined the opposition to the massive Sunset Park rezoning plan.

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‘This is Our Time’: Chinese-American Candidates Look to City Council Seats in Bid to Build Community Power

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.

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Joining Skeptics on Industry City Expansion: Some Workers Still Struggling to Seal a Union Contract There

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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Competing Visions Cloud the Future of Brooklyn’s Industry City as Expansion Plan Reaches City Council

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.

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Two Brooklyn Schools Report Positive Cases of COVID-19 Before Classes Start

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.

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Historic Post Office Will Move Out of Industry City, Prompting Local Uproar

Relocation out of booming Sunset Park business and shopping complex comes as U.S. Postal Service retrenches nationwide.

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Blow to Industry City Expansion Makes Waves Beyond Brooklyn Waterfront

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s move against project buoys opponents as business leaders navigating post-Amazon seas turn to Speaker Corey Johnson for help. 

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Counting the Ways New York is Getting Creative With Promoting the Census

With the in-person approach no longer viable, outreach efforts are being re-aimed to inspire participation through unexpected tactics.

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NYC Ferry’s a No-Go at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

"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.

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Beijing to Brooklyn ‘Friendship’ Arch Gift Collapses

The present from China for Sunset Park, seven years in the making, falls victim to "geopolitical tensions," Borough President Eric Adams says.

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Construction Overseers Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Luis Sánchez Almonte

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.

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Tenants Ousted by Brooklyn Blaze Fight for Answers and Action

More than five months after their building went up in smoke, longtime renters are pushing the Sunset Park condominium’s board to rebuild.