2 thoughts on “Sunset Park Walking Tour: Diverse, Complex, Contested

  1. Sunset Park was never a part of Bay Ridge. The name of Bay Ridge was applied to the former Yellow Hook area of the Town of New Utrecht to help realtors avoid the connection to Yellow Fever – the scourge of the time. Sunset Park was at the time known as Ward 8 and was part of the City of Brooklyn. It is ridiculous to think that the real estate interests in a town could apply their name to a portion of the City of Brooklyn. Sadly, many Sunset Parkers wished they lived in the richer Bay Ridge and enjoyed using the name on their own. But the folks in the real Bay Ridge at best would call Sunset – Lower Bay Ridge (which is funny considering Sunset is north of Bay Ridge and should be called “upper” bay ridge.

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