Sunset Park embodies New York City’s melting-pot ethos. It’s a place where an old-school Irish bar thrives near a string of taco joints and a populous Chinatown. You’re never far from a delicious, inexpensive place to eat, but there’s more than just diversity of restaurants; other draws include stellar views of the Upper New York Bay; the City’s most famous cemetery (the final resting place of many prominent politicians, athletes and artists); and an industrial waterfront that now houses the likes of chocolatiers and distillers.
Among Sunset Park’s eclectic offerings is Industry City, an impressive hub of dining, shopping and arts venues, with waterfront space showcasing the area’s famous harbor views. Beyond it, you’ll find a bit of everything: a classic bowling alley, Mexican seafood, a fabled cemetery and the neighborhood’s very own Chinatown.See Highlights
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Sunset Park is a vibrant melting pot of Asian and Latin American flavors, wonderful architecture and stellar views.
Located behind an unassuming exterior, this beloved dim sum spot contains a massive banquet hall filled with dozens of round tables and even more steamer carts, each offering up different delectable Chinese dim sum specialties—from fried garlic chive buns, to steamed rice rolls, to crackling pork.
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Escape from the hustle of Times Square to a little-known engineering marvel, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, on this guided, historic, 2-hour walking tour. Explore how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this bustling transportation hub during World War I. Hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards, and warehouses and learn how this complex is being put to use today as part of Brooklyn’s revitalized working waterfront.
Known for a deep roster of authentic international restaurants (especially Chinese and Mexican), Sunset Park is also home to the beautiful grounds of Greenwood Cemetery, Revolutionary War history and real-life chocolate factories in Industry City. Let locals show you around in this video guide.
Tucked away in the industrial landscape of Sunset Park, this authentic traditional Celtic watering hole features everything you could want in an Irish bar, from a down-to-earth vibe and décor, to authentic Irish staff who can pour a perfect Guinness, to a pool table, a fully stocked jukebox and regular theme and trivia nights.
After a decade in the works, this eight-block-long waterfront green space—formerly a shipping pier—is open to the public, with two multipurpose soccer and baseball fields, as well as a small nature preserve to help visitors enjoy the plants and animals indigenous to Sunset Park.
In the crowded field of Sunset Park dim sum restaurants, New Spring Garden has made a name for itself with its attentive service and warm, family-friendly atmosphere—as well as its deft spins on traditional, classic dim sum favorites like shrimp har gow, steamed pork dumplings, braised chicken feet, beef rice rolls and congee.
This food court offers nine different stalls of Chinese cuisine, all with wildly different snacks for sale—from the titular items served at Two Meats Over Rice, to the hand-rolled dumplings of Shanghai Dumpling House, to the stir-fry of LaoMa MaLaTang, which allows diners to pick their choice of raw items and watch them fried up before their eyes.
This massive dim sum palace can sometimes have long waits on weekends, but it's worth pushing through the crowds to experience the steamer carts roaming the enormous dining room, delivering Chinese dishes—pork-stuffed rolls, snow skin durian, egg custards, chicken feet, tofu pudding, rice noodles, salt and pepper squid—directly to your table.
When Jamaican immigrant David Wisdom came to New York City in 2011, he noticed that authentic Jamaican and Caribbean food—like curry goat and oxtail platters, coconut rice and peas, or brown stew chicken—was typically only available in neighborhoods that already had heavy Jamaican populations.
Interactive art installation by Sophie Calle at Green-Wood Cemetery