South of Park Slope is a neighborhood that can still be defined as “real” Brooklyn. Back in the day it was home to many Irish, Polish, Finnish, and Norwegian immigrant families, and eventually Italians and Germans joined in. Today, it’s also home to Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, as well as people from other Latin American and Caribbean countries. It is also home to Brooklyn’s first Chinatown. And, let’s not forget the growing “hipster” scene with the development of Industry City, a massive space of rentable creative, office, and manufacturing space. Artists and musicians now flock to the neighborhood, especially on Sundays for the famous Mister Sunday dance parties.
“Sunset Park was, and continues to be, one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Brooklyn,” says realtor Peter Bracichowicz. “It is home to people of all nationalities and backgrounds. But lately it is attracting people like artists, professionals, and families. It has a beautiful park, and life buzzes around it.”