Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Restaurant on 5th Ave

Casa Vieja on 5th Ave has gotten a write up in the Village Voice!
Haven't been there yet, but it sounds good. We definitely need more of these types of places on the Avenue.

Sunset Park Politics

Here's an excerpt from a piece recently posted online:

"This promises to be a particularly dirty election season in Sunset Park as one candidate for Sunset Park’s City Council seat, David Galarza, is already desperately slinging the dirt in his third attempt to defeat incumbent Sara Gonzalez."

Not exactly sure who the person being spoken about in this article is, but someone sent this to me and it's about Sunset Park, so I'm postin' it!
If I learn anything more about this David Galarza character, I'll forward it along. So far, he's not sounding too good.

Read the entire piece by clicking here.

Sunset Park Industry City

If you're a local artist and looking for studio space, consider Industry City here in Sunset Park.
As it says on their website: "Industry City’s arts initiative occurs amidst the long established and still growing industrial and manufacturing community that preceded it."

Here is some availability:
735 rsf.........$800/month (#601)
2177 rsf.......$2400/month (#606)
812 rsf.........Rented (#503) 
812 rsf.........Rented (#507) 
812 rsf.........$965/month (#508) 
812 rsf.........Rented (#509) 
812 rsf.........$965/month (#510) 
812 rsf.........Rented (#511) 
1534 rsf.......$2,140/month (#505) (View of harbor and Manhattan) 
1562 rsf.......Rented (#501) 
1636rsf........$1,840/month (#504) 
2598 rsf.......$3,300/month (#506) (View of harbor and Manhattan)
Leases processed before March 15, 2009 will include 2 months of free rent.
For more info about Industry City and application guidelines, go here.

Sunset Park 197a Plan

Check out the following links to learn more about how Community Board #7 feels our industrial waterfront should look like:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sara Gonzalez Introduces Pro-Tenant Bill

RENT CONTROL: Council Member Sara Gonzalez (R) speaks at a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday announcing new legislation that aims to protect affordable housing in the city. Also pictured are Council Members Bill De Blasio (C) and Helen Sears (L). (Christine Lin/The Epoch Times)

Local Council Member Gonzalez, who represents Sunset Park, introduced a bill that will allow rent control to continue in NYC, which means thousands of tenants won't be forced out of their homes.
Click on header for a link to the Epoch Times article....


From this truck, to your plate....
8th Avenue.

Sunset Park High School Coming Fast

Sunset Park's first High School is coming to 4th Avenue and 35th Street in September of 2009.

Sunset Park Boundaries and Bordering Neighborhoods.

Federal Building #2: The Saga Continues

At top, you can see the Federal Building #2 (on 3rd Avenue and 31st Street) as it currently looks.

Then, how Time Equities intended it to look.
Ah, the plans of mice and men....
Time Equities has withdrawn their bid to purchase the buildings from the City and spend $100 Million to renovate them as a result of the current economic crisis.

The City, apparently, will now try and purchase the building from the federal government for $1 in order to drive down the asking price for whatever developer is to be selected. Only time will tell....

Friday, March 13, 2009

Get A Tree!

Print, then get a tree planted to make up for the tree you killed printing the form to request a new tree.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcome to Sunset Park's Newest Blog!

Dear Reader:
Over the next few days, weeks, and months, this site will grow to hopefully become a definitive space for Sunset Park residents and those who wish they were residents alike.
Please keep checking in and continue to be a part of the evolution of this exciting new blog!
Mei Li
Sunset Park, Brooklyn