Sunset Park Commerce & Culture
In Sunset Park, the past has become integral to the area’s present. Bush Terminal was an industrial center boasting warehouses, railroad tracks, factory lofts, and numerous ports. It became a Navy base in the First World War and was a departure point for soldiers and cargo alike during the Second. Those 35 acres have been repurposed and transformed into Industry City, a sprawling hub for businesses, shopping, and eating. In particular, the cuisine choices directly reflect the dynamic community residing further inland. You’ll also find an ever-growing variety of globe-spanning options on the eastern side of the Gowanus Expressway, concentrated predominantly on Fifth and Eighth avenues. For sheer natural and architectural beauty, Green-Wood Cemetery cannot be missed. Take a single look at the Gothic revival entryway and understand why this solemn location has inspired awe and drawn temporary and permanent visitors for centuries.