Commerce & Culture
Fifth Avenue forms the spine of the neighborhood, with a wealth of restaurants found along it and nearby Eighth Avenue. Industry City, a sprawling complex of waterfront warehouses and factories, has more recently become the epicenter of all things artisanal and culinary, and where you'll find a vibrant mix of breweries, distilleries and makers. The impressive Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 and is the final resting place of many famous New Yorkers. Its landscape of rolling hills, woods, and ponds became a model not only for later cemeteries but also for urban parks, while its monuments and mausoleums are fascinating examples, on a small scale, of Victorian architecture. The enormous cemetery is almost 20 times the size of Sunset Park, the neighborhood’s namesake.