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Sunset Park Walking Tour: Diverse, Complex, Contested

May 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Free – $20

Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide (and City Limits contributor) Norman Oder, along with neighborhood activist Maria Roca, on a wide-ranging tour of the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn. Once part of Bay Ridge and a Scandinavian stronghold, Sunset Park is now home to a diverse Latino population and the anchor of New York City’s largest Chinese community, as well as a perpetual “next” neighborhood in real estate lore. Both working-class and gentrifying, Sunset Park faces tensions over growth, equity, and environmental justice. Its progress and challenges will emerge as we walk on residential and commercial streets, past churches, civic buildings, and notable murals, and into the busy namesake park, with its great views and WPA-era pool. The tour will last 2-2.5 hours. Please be prepared for some brisk walking.

SUGGESTED DONATION $20.

FREE TO CITY LIMITS MEMBERS.

Photo credit: MusikAnimal

Organizer

City Limits
Website:
http://citylimits.org/

Venue

Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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