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Sunset Park
Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the southern boundary of the community with Bay Ridge. The community extends westward from Borough Park at 9th Avenue, all the way to the piers of Brooklyn's waterfront and the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood, located between 41st and 44th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues, which is the second highest point in Brooklyn. The hilly terrain of the park affords visitors magnificent views of Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and New Jersey beyond. The "main drag" of the neighborhood lies along 5th Avenue. The New York City Subway serves the region on the Fourth Avenue Line with stations at 36th Street, 45th Street, 53rd Street and 59th Street. The area is also home to the Jackie Gleason Bus Depot.


The 2000 Census for Sunset Park, Brooklyn approximately shows that there were 120,441 people living in the neighborhood; 50.5% male and 49.5% were female; The median age was 30.8; 17.8% of residents were children, 73.2% were adults (18 years and over), and 9% were senior citizens (65 or over).

There were 29,723 total housing units, of which 95.8% were occupied, and 75.1% were rented and 24.9% were owned; The median property value was $235,400. The median household income in 1999 US dollars was $30,152, and the median family income was $31,247; The per capita income was $13,141; 27.9% of individuals, and 26% of families were living below the poverty line

93.9% of residents were of one race, while 6.1% were multiracial; Roughly 42.6% of residents were Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% were "white", Caucasian, or Arab, 29% were Asian (mostly Chinese), 3.2% were "black" or African American, and 24.7% were "some other race".

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