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01.15.15 Rhett Jones

When Sims Municipal Recycling applied for a permit to build a wind turbine at its Sunset Park facility, the organization couldn’t have known it would take four years to receive approval. One reason for the delay is that the wind turbine at Sims is the first large-scale commercial-use turbine in the city, so there were no […]

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12.16.14 Aymann Ismail

Some of New York City’s most desolate spots are also some of its most beautiful. This derelict warehouse I recently ventured into in Sunset Park qualifies as one of those places. Thoroughly dilapidated and rundown, yet beaming with sunlight and rows of columns, the sprawling abandoned space is adorned with graffiti from the likes of […]

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10.02.14 Amy K. Nelson

It was around 7:30PM when Margarita Rosario took the microphone at the Sunset Park rec center, turned to a table that seated five police officers and told the story of how her son had been murdered by NYPD cops. “My son, Anthony Rosario, had 14 bullets in his back, face down on the floor,” Rosario […]

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09.24.14 Marina Galperina

So far this year, the city’s 311 hotline has received 452 graffiti complaints in Sunset Park, compared to only 225 in 2013. The graffiti is “most prevalent along Eighth Avenue, pillars under the Gowanus Expressway and certain pedestrian pathways,” DNAinfo reports, providing a nifty map illustrating city-wide statistics. Other neighborhoods where residents complained most included Greenpoint […]

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Marina Galperina

Less than a week after police officers were caught on video punching and kicking street vendors in Sunset Park, another violent incident was captured by a bystander in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. The shaky footage shows an officer “tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground,” the Daily News reports. (Video embedded below.) At about 2:15 am on […]

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09.17.14 Amy K. Nelson

The man who says he captured video of the melee with the NYPD in Brooklyn on Sunday told ANIMAL that police provoked the confrontation and he recorded the exchange in case cops tried using a chokehold, invoking the death of Eric Garner. “I saw the cops starting shit and I said ‘Let me film this […]

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Amy K. Nelson

One of the men arrested in this weekend’s melee with NYPD officers told ANIMAL he is scared to walk the streets now and that he was an innocent bystander caught in the chaos. Edwin Rosario, 46, of Sunset Park, Brooklyn (where the clash with cops took place on Sunday) said that he left his house to go […]

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Amy K. Nelson

The NYPD is investigating another confrontation between its officers and residents after a melee — caught on video — broke out on Sunday in Brooklyn, cops told ANIMAL. UPDATE (2:20PM): ANIMAL contacted DCPI and they confirmed that an officer involved in the incident was suspended. (Read our interview with a person who was arrested and […]

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05.22.14 Andy Cush

A wrestling club near the Brooklyn waterfront will host what it claims is NYC’s first-ever all-women’s professional wrestling event Saturday, May 24. The indie event, dubbed Valkyrie, goes down at Ludus Wrestling Club at 133 29th Street near the Sunset Park-Gowanus border. “We are looking to showcase some of the best female wrestlers out there […]

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10.26.13 Bucky Turco

Today’s Banksy is in Sunset Park. “The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet…” reads the words on the back of a box truck, which the street artist captioned, “Alternative New York bumper slogan.” You will find it at 131 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. It’s day 26 of Better Out Than […]

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