Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide (and City Limits contributor) Norman Oder, along with neighborhood activist Maria Roca, on a wide-ranging tour of the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Once a Scandinavian stronghold, Sunset Park is now home to a diverse Latino population and the anchor of New York City’s largest Chinese community, as well as a perpetual “next” neighborhood in real estate lore. Both working-class and gentrifying, Sunset Park faces tensions over growth, equity, and environmental justice. Its progress and challenges will emerge as we walk on residential and commercial streets, past churches, civic buildings, and notable murals, and into the busy namesake park, with its great views and WPA-era pool.
The tour will last 2-2.5 hours. Please be prepared for some brisk walking.