Sunset Park is bounded by the Prospect Expressway or 17th Street and Park Slope on the north, and 8th Avenue Borough Park on the east, the old Long Island Railroad cut or 65th Street and Bay Ridge on the south and Upper New York Bay on the west.
There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood , located between 41st and 44th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues, which is the second highest point in Brooklyn. The hilly terrain of the park affords visitors magnificent views of Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and New Jersey beyond. The “main drag” of the neighborhood lies along Fifth Avenue.
Sunset Park’s second age began with a wave of immigration from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexio as well as other Latin American countries. By 1990, Hispanics comprised 50% of Sunset Park’s population, rehabilitating property values and developing a thriving community. Along 5th Avenue there is an abundance of Hispanic restaurants and businesses.
Since the 1980’s, Brooklyn Chinatown has attracted many Chinese immigrants, along 8th Avenue from 42nd to 68th Street. 8th Avenue is lined with Chinese businesses, including grocery stores, restuarents, Buddhist temples, video stores, bakeries, and community organizations, and even Hong Kong Supermarket.
By 2009, many Mandarin-speaking people had moved to Sunset Park.